This is a Go example using Open Notify API to track the International Space Station. The API tracks events and returns Current Location of the International Space Station, Overhead Pass Predictions for the International Space Station and the Number of People in Space. NASA's data, code are apart of an Open Innovation team with NASA's Office of the Chief Information Officer.
In one of the opening sessions at today's NordicAPIs, co-organizer of the event and CEO of Twobo Technologies, Travis Spencer, urged businesses to not only adopt an API strategy, but to reorient their businesses towards becoming an API platform. It is a bold assertion that previously has only been taken up by large players (US telco AT&T speak about reorienting as a platform for example), yet Spencer is saying that in order to succeed, all businesses will need to reorient - and the sooner the better.
Microsoft this week released Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 Beta for developers. The expanded set of open source tools should ease the pain of web programming and technical computing, and are being offered for free under the Apache 2.0 license.
Hackathons are now a part of mainstream. Our coverage of the changing nature of Hackathons shows that they are being applied to different streams too. The latest hackathon is API-oriented and presents another opportunity for devs to learn about APIs, interact with other devs, build something cool and win prizes.