The symbiotic relationship between APIs and end users looking to consume the data they provide, got stronger today with the release of an upgrade to ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks software from TIBCO Software. Version 6.0 of TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks adds support for RESTful APIs and enhanced tools for managing the mashups of data drawn from multiple sources.
One of the more intriguing aspects of the API economy is an emergence of an Internet of Things (IoT) that promises to be programmable via any number of APIs.
Looking to accelerate that existence of an actual Internet of Things, as opposed to simply having a bunch of things connected to the Internet, Cisco today at The Internet of Things World Forum announced it is creating a new IoT Group to push the adoption of three-tier architecture for building IoT platforms.
Uberblic is another instance of what may become a trend in the world with thousands of APIs: the Meta-API. The Uberblic Doppleganger API is currently in beta, but it is quite ambitious in that it looks to position itself as a API cross-reference or mutli-plexer. Submit an ID from one API to the Doppleganger, get 4-5 IDs for matching content from other APIs.