The Google Civic Information Java Library allows developers to integrate the Google Civic Information API's functions into their Java applications. Developers can add the library to their Maven or Gradle projects using the code provided, or they can download the necessary jars as a zip file.
Earlier this month the Sunlight Foundation announced the winners of their Mashup Congress contest. See our earlier coverage Mashup Congress, Win Money for some background. The judges included Esther Dyson, Craig Newmark, and Jimmy Wales.
Are you familiar with Challenge.gov? If not, let's take a second and catch you up on one of the most awesome things our government has decided to do. For the uninitiated, Challenge.gov is U.S. General Services Administration's effort to crowdsource some of our modern problems through contests and competitions. Think of it as a nation-wide science fair for developers. Pretty cool right?
The New York Times made news earlier this year through its release of several APIs (our Campaign Finance API Profile and our Movie Reviews API Profile). There's been promise of more APIs to come, and the latest prototype created by The New York Times gives a preview of what is to come.