Terminal, supported by Cloudlabs, allows developers to build applications on virtual servers that mimic the convenience of local builds combined with the scalability of cloud services. The Terminal API Ruby Library is a wrapper that enables Ruby applications to interface conveniently with the Terminal API. Supported by Cloudlabs, this Ruby wrapper supports Ruby 2 implementations and requires no dependencies.
The newest version of the Google Drive API should help developers more easily add Drive to their own apps. Google says the improved API is more consistent and simpler for first-time developers. Drive within apps can be used for file storage in addition to creating and editing files.
One of the more subtle trends starting to emerge as 2014 approaches is that end users are increasingly self-servicing their data integration requirements. As integration services continue to mature in the cloud, the days of end users' dependence on developers to connect various sets of data are coming to a close. A case in point is Adeptia, a provider of data and application integration software that plans to extend the reach of its software directly to end users.