The Geckoboard Ruby Sample Code by Geckoboard presents API interaction, providing dashboard implementation code. The Datasets API currently communicates with date, time, number, percentage, string, and money formats.
One of the most fascinating, yet frustrating, aspects of anything to do with APIs is how rapidly the technology that serves as the foundation for the programmable web evolves. That dynamic volatility was in full view last week at the API Strategy and Practice conference in New York in the form of Daniel Jacobson, director of API engineering at Netflix.
Melissa made a name for itself building contact data quality and identity verification services. The company has taken its next with the introduction of a single portal for various API access to its services. Melissa Developer provides access to business identification and location services.
Over 11,000 people participated in the first annual National Day of Civic Hacking on June 1st and 2nd, 2013. At the event, developers collaborated with government agencies and entrepreneurs to create applications that help solve civic and social problems impacting local communities. Developers used a variety of public APIs and datasets to create their applications, including the US Census Bureau API, which was used to create an interactive application and several infographics. The US Census Bureau API is the first API created by the US Census Bureau and was released to the public back in July 2012.