The Box Ruby library is made for interfacing Ruby applications with the Box.net API. It is developed as an unofficial extension of the Box developer services. Using the API, developers may access Box web app content management features and extend them into their own apps. One can programmatically store, organize, retrieve metadata, and share files throughout the Box platform.
Cloud computing is big right now, but the sheer number of options, and the lack of interoperability, can be an issue for developers. There are a number of projects that can reduce, or even eliminate, some of these problems by exposing the functionality of a number of cloud service providers through a consistent interface. Here is a list of 7 such projects.
While adoption and usage of APIs tends to vary widely across different vertical industries, the one segment that has benefited most from APIs is online media. Thanks to APIs, the cost of distributing online content has dropped significantly thanks to online properties that need to content to attract people to their sites.