November 14, 2014
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According to a post from a Google engineer, intended to be private to the search giant's employees, the Google+ API was not ready at launch. Google's Steve Yegge also badmouthed the read-only, public API. When the company's new service was only two weeks old, I wondered whether the Google+ API was intentionally late. Maybe it was just truly late.
Join ProgrammableWeb and some really great API companies at the second annual API Hackday during OSCon, O'Reilly's Open Source conference in Portland, Oregon. The API hackathon will take place during the week this year as coders hack their way to cool prizes in the day-long hackathon.