Python FedEx is a lightweight library that wraps the FedEx API. The library's only dependencies are the suds SOAP module and Python 2.5+. The library doesn't yet work with Python 3.0. Python FedEx supports calls for shipment creation, cancellation, and tracking.
Moving to expand the reach of its API footprint in the cloud, IBM today announced the availability of an open beta for BlueMix. BlueMix is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering that is based on the Cloud Foundry framework that IBM decided to support last year. IBM also announced the acquisition of Cloudant, a provider of a NoSQL database-as-a-service (DBaaS) platform.