The Joyent NodeJS Sample Code by Joyent demonstrates how to access the API to integrate application development features based on the cloud. It includes tests with functions to validate interface performance.
While some folks tend to think about APIs are being little bits of arcane code that only developers care about it, the truth of the matter is that billions, possibly even trillions, of dollars are at stake in what will soon be a series of API wars. In no place is this more important than in mobile banking, where companies ranging from Google, the PayPal unit of eBay and lesser known entities such as MineralTree are all vying to usurp the role of traditional financial institutions.
Mimeo.com just launched a new area to support its family of APIs, print marketplaces and enterprise print integration tools. Developers can build applications that offer print-on-demand services, using the Mimeo Connect Cloud Print API. Mimeo.com has long had a SOAP API, but has recently built an easier-to-use RESTful API for developers.
The National Institue of Standards and Technology (NIST), has created created AppVet. AppVet is an open-source tool that IT groups can use to test applications for use on government networks. AppVet was designed to easily integrate with third party apps and tools (e.g. antivirus software, analyzers, vulnerability repositories, etc.) through simple APIs.