This LinkedIn library by Pablo Fernández allows developers to access the API with Java language. As mobile usage increases, users could benefit from the possibility to interact with the API from a single portable device. What the API does is to read data in XML and JSON while REST displays LinkedIn's contacts, companies, and employment. Even though this library is the first one that appears in the libraries and tools page, the library has not been written or supported by LinkedIn.
APIs tend to go wherever the data is, so with more data than ever showing up in Hadoop, it stands to reason that APIs would soon follow. At the Strata Conference and Hadoop World 2013 event today, Cloudera announced a Cloudera Connect: Innovators program under which developers are invited to build applications that invoke an API that Cloudera in partnership with DataBricks has created for its distribution of Hadoop.
Seagate want to make it a whole lot easier for developers to invoke storage resources via a new open source API. The providers of magnetic and solid state drives today announced the Seagate Kinetic Open Storage platform, which provides an API designed to allow applications to interact directly with storage devise without having to directly invoke a file system.