February 3, 2011
Media publishers XO Group hosted Hack Upon a Cause in New York last weekend. ProgrammableWeb spoke with the organizers about how to manage a hackathon aimed at solving real world problems, and checked in with the FullStack Academy winners who learned to code at a bootcamp just four weeks prior to the event.
For the developer seeking to experiment efficiently with social APIs, O'Reilly's 2nd Edition of "Mining the Social Web" is a truly outstanding resource. Author Matthew A. Russell drops the developer right into the sandbox of each social network (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ are particularly emphasized, as you would expect) with just the right amount of explanation about what's accessible via each dataset, and then clears out all the obstacles so they can start data mining against very clear examples.
Today, the LinkedIn engineering team will announce the open source release of its Rest.li API Hub. LinkedIn released Rest.li as open source just over a year ago. In that time, adoption has been swift and now over half of remote calls use Rest.li. In a nutshell, Rest.li constitutes a REST framework for building scalable RESTful architectures