A new not-for-profit launched by 3scale and API Evangelist aims to help speed up the process of developing APIs by encouraging the sharing of API code and descriptions. Launched at Defrag in Denver Colorado today, API Commons provides an open source-like, Creative Commons-modelled platform for developers to share and reuse API code. Co-Founder Steve Willmott spoke to ProgrammableWeb on the eve of the launch, while his fellow co-founder Kin Lane worked behind-the-scenes to upload some government open data API code examples.
In an age of RESTful APIs SnapLogic is calling for a new integration playbooks that has been specifically designed for cloud computing environments. The company today unveiled a SnapLogic Integration Cloud that consists of over 160 pre-built connectors that leverage RESTful APIs in the cloud. As a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environment capable of being deployed on a public or private clouds, Maneesh Joshi, director of product marketing for SnapLogic, says a new era of integration driven by APIs is making it cost effective for SnapLogic to pre-build connectors that can be now much more simply deployed on a multitenant version of the company’s Snaplex middleware platform.