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This week's new APIs included something for everyone: re-branded and enhanced APIs for search and mapping thanks to Microsoft's new Bing family, an unusual API that let's you build Chinese or Korean chop images, an API for finding wind resource data, and one that gets you access to the world's largest user editable video game database.
There are major advantages to today’s applications being built atop APIs. If you’re reading ProgrammableWeb, there’s a good chance you know all about integrating with other services. The major disadvantage of modern distributed architecture is pretty obvious—someone else’s service could go down and it’s outside of your control. You might not even know a service is down, which is why many top API providers are now making status pages available. These sites help communicate to developers when anything is amiss with the API.
Learnosity is focused on helping educational publishers and assessment companies provide teachers with the tools needed to assess their students whether they are in North & South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, the Middle East, or Europe. The Learnosity APIs join nearly 250 APIs focused on education in our directory. The documentation is split into three different sections: authoring, assessment, and reporting, with further subdivisions for each API within those sections.