Released and supported by Instagram, this library allows Ruby applications to interface with the Instagram REST and search APIs. One can follow updates to this library on the Instagram Developer's Blog or the Stack Overflow community hub.
Hackathons have been a staple in Silicon Valley tech culture for quite some time, but recently we have seen seeing hackathons evolve outside of the valley -- from Los Angeles to Prague.
The format of the Hackathon is pretty straightforward: You bring together a group of developers in a room, give them a topic to code around, then they break into teams and begin hacking for usually from 24-72 hours. On the final day, theypresent what they’ve built. Winners usually go home with cash, prizes, and of course notoriety.
App.net, Dalton Caldwell’s proposed ad-free Twitter-alternative, has launched an experimental Developer Incentive Program to financially reward developers that create innovative and popular applications using the App.net API.
Sometimes we forget what the real purpose of all this fancy technology is. And what is that? To make our real lives easier. Mashups often help with that, allowing us to do such simple things as find a good beer, our favorite music artists, where the streetcars are, or where a park is.