The ButterCMS Ruby Sample Code by ButterCMS demonstrates how to integrate content management features into applications via API. By studying example requests and responses, developers are able to add blogging's posts objects, lists of posts, retrieval of posts, and search of posts.
What's the hottest API on ProgrammableWeb today? It's the Twitter API. This is not surprising to folks tracking the latest news on Techmeme where hardly a day goes by without another Twitter-related headline. And indeed we're seeing the impact here on PW, with a large spike in the number of Twitter applications being added to our directory. Just look at today's entries where all three of the new mashup listings use the Twitter API. We now have 120 Twitter apps in our directory.
RAISR, Google's proof-of-concept, neural-network-backed image sampler, represents a fundamental shift to the visual paradigm of the web. Though it's true impact is still a ways away, it marks the point where people in the front-end world should start to get very interested in machine learning.