Intuit today announced its launch of a new open source community at code.intuit.com. The new community is aimed at developers looking to work with the Intuit Partner Platform, which allows developers to reach millions of small businesses that use Intuit products (e.g., Quickbooks). Intuit's Alex Barnett announced the new endeavor on the Intuit Partner Platform Blog:
Swellcast combines all weather data needed to forecast surf conditions for surfers around Australia, and consolidates the data into a user friendly interface that takes the complexity out of understanding when and where the next big wave will appear. Swellcast also offers the forecast data and surf conditions through the Swellcast API.
One of the primary reasons that organizations embrace agile development methodologies is on the assumption that faster application development will result in more applications being developed faster. The challenge is actually managing that process in a world where the number of languages and data sources being used is rapidly expanding.