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.
Shephertz supports developers with BaaS APIs for Time Service and gift management. Apple seeks to overhaul its mapping APIs. Plus: Hackathons and the new machine learning platform, and Apigee issues a global API challenge.
Mertech has announced its latest SaaSification tool: THRIFTLY.IO. THRIFTLY allows developers to maintain the functionality of legacy Windows apps, but provide API access to such apps for easier consumption in mobile and cloud-based formats. No additional coding for API setup is needed with THRIFTLY.
Intuit has announced the release of several new resources for developers to integrate desktop applications with web-based applications. The new Intuit App Center allows QuickBooks users to access third party web applications developed with the Intuit Partner Platform. This move effectively bridges Intuit's suite of desktop accounting software with applications that run in the cloud.