Google Fusion Tables is an experimental app that offers a Java library to interact with the REST API. The aim is to avoid the creation of HTTP requests and the parsing of responses. Highlights include calls to the API, OAuth 2.0 authentication, and Google App Engine support. Created to run on Android 1.5+.
Salesforce has simplified its Bulk API. A Bulk transfer job in v2 reduces the number of steps required by the user. Because Salesforce is handling batching in v2, the API user no longer has to break data into batches for upload. Salesforce also introduced new features and simplified limits.
One of the most fascinating, yet frustrating, aspects of anything to do with APIs is how rapidly the technology that serves as the foundation for the programmable web evolves. That dynamic volatility was in full view last week at the API Strategy and Practice conference in New York in the form of Daniel Jacobson, director of API engineering at Netflix.