The Stripe Python Library by Stripe is a REST resource. The library API is designed for predictable, resource-oriented URLs and HTTP response codes to indicate API errors. Further, it is aims to support the built-in HTTP features, like HTTP authentication and HTTP verbs with off-the-shelf HTTP clients, and the support cross-origin resource sharing to allow interaction with the API from a client-side web application. The returns are in JSON, including errors.
Why, you may ask, would Zappos--which you probably know as that online shoe store with the great return policy--need an API, much less a developer platform? Well, Zappos doesn't just sell shoes these days; they also carry men's and women's clothing, handbags, housewares, and other related products. And if there's one thing online shoppers love, it's new ways to shop.
eBay released APIs: the Feed API and the Deal API. The Feed API allows sellers to download order reports and acknowledge fulfilled orders. To do this, sellers upload input files and download reports, both as output files. The new APIs arrive as eBay celebrates the 20th birthday of its dev program.