We head into the weekend with a review of the stories we couldn’t cover with a look at what what going on in the world of APIs. We cover news of Fastly releasing an API allowing content providers to more efficiently purge content, Facebook's migration path for gaming developers using Flash and more.
If you've ever wanted to programmatically translate text from one language to another directly from code, there's a new web service from Microsoft Research you might want to try. It's the recently announced new Microsoft Translator AJAX API and web widget. The API provides automated translation of web pages and portions of web pages into 12 different languages including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, and Russian. The Microsoft Research team plans to add more languages over time.