The New York Times Article Search Ruby SDK by Kazuhiro Yamada offers interaction with the functionalities of search, reference, and news service of the New York Times from 1851 to the present time. Includes installation, usage, and contribution steps. Additional API information is available at http://developer.nytimes.com/docs/read/article_search_api_v2%3E%60_
It hasn't been long since developers responded with fear that Yahoo's innovative search tools could go away. Now two of the smaller, but still well-loved, APIs have been given less than a month to live.
A new not-for-profit launched by 3scale and API Evangelist aims to help speed up the process of developing APIs by encouraging the sharing of API code and descriptions. Launched at Defrag in Denver Colorado today, API Commons provides an open source-like, Creative Commons-modelled platform for developers to share and reuse API code. Co-Founder Steve Willmott spoke to ProgrammableWeb on the eve of the launch, while his fellow co-founder Kin Lane worked behind-the-scenes to upload some government open data API code examples.