The Xen Ruby Library by Geoff Garside providers an XMLRPC client library for users of the Xen API working with XenServers. The Xen API, or XAPI, gives developers tools and an interface for the remote management of virtualized guests running on a Xen-enabled host.
Amazon this week announced that it has added support for S3 Select in the AWS SDK for Ruby. Amazon S3 Select allows developers to retrieve subsets of data from objects stored in S3 using simple SQL expressions. The AWS SDK for Ruby now allows developers to use the S3 #select_object_content API.
In January, OnStar announced an API would allow third party developers to integrate their applications with OnStar's platform. Last week, General Motors announced its first partner for API integration: RelayRides. RelayRides is "[t]he world's largest peer to peer carsharing marketplace." The partnership with GM allows OnStar users to leave their keys in their cars when renting a car to a fellow RelayRider. The renter can then unlock the car with a smartphone app or by responding to a text message.
Everywhere anyone looks these days it seems like there is a video surveillance camera somewhere nearby. But there’s a world of difference between capturing video and actually be able to turn those videos into a form of an intelligence that someone could actually act on.