There are major advantages to today’s applications being built atop APIs. If you’re reading ProgrammableWeb, there’s a good chance you know all about integrating with other services. The major disadvantage of modern distributed architecture is pretty obvious—someone else’s service could go down and it’s outside of your control. You might not even know a service is down, which is why many top API providers are now making status pages available. These sites help communicate to developers when anything is amiss with the API.
CopperEgg, a real-time server monitoring solutions provider, has just announced the availability of the CopperEgg RESTful API, offering the ability to enable software-defined monitoring and highly scalable monitoring deployments.
Purlem, personalized landing page and marketing service, has launched The Purlem API that gives developers access to most of Purlem's personalization features. Purlem was born out of frustration with the cost and complexity involved in pURL development. Now available through an API, Purlem has taken more barriers out of pURL creation and maintenance.