Built by Sam Symons, this Ruby Gem to the Reddit API is free for developers to integrate into Ruby applications without restrictions. Using this interface, developers can programmatically access the functionality of Reddit.com. The project is well documented with code examples on writing tests, debugging, pagination, authentication, and more. The gem is constructed similarly to the Octokit.rb (a Ruby toolkit for the GitHub API) and some Twitter ruby gems.
Facebook has announced changes to the protocol for designating ads that relate to social issues, elections, or politics. These changes are intended to further bolster election integrity while also improving ad transparency. The updates will apply to the Marketing API v7.0.
This past week the innovative real estate valuation site Zillow released their much anticipated API (see here for Programmable Web entry). A nicely designed API with two sets of functionality: home valuation and property details.