The USA Today Ruby library can access the Census API data with an API key. Features of this API include ethnicity, housing, population, and race from the 2000 and 2010 US census. USA Today API displays results of news articles since 2004 in XML and JSON formats. This wrapper can be found on the official USA Today site, and it was authored by author Derek Willis on GitHub.
SOA Software, a leading provider of API Management solutions, has announced the launch of the API Management Solution for IBM WebSphere DataPower which uses DataPower security and integration features to make internal systems accessible as APIs and SOA services. Just last month, SOA Software announced the availability of a new API Management solution for Microsoft environments including Windows Azure.
While there’s a lot of chest-thumping going on over who has the biggest cloud, there’s no doubt that IBM suddenly has a lot of momentum following its acquisition of SoftLayer. Amazon Web Services (AWS) remains the largest public cloud service by far in terms of the pure number of virtual machines. But when you consider more than just infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) in the cloud, IBM claims to have generated $4.4 billion in revenue across a cloud ecosystem that includes SoftLayer, 150 software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and a vast array of cloud consulting services.