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.
As the world shifts to computing on the cloud , or what my non tech friends call, lots of servers connected to the internet, APIs become increasingly the lingua franca or working language to communicate to and fro from these clouds. Storage in the cloud has been of the earliest use cases and one which has increasingly made sense to create secure backups at a much cheaper rate.