This walkthrough demonstrates how to create a Ruby Gem from scratch to interface with any API. The author is Ben Lewis writing for Engine Yard's blog. Referencing an imaginary web-accessible API called "bens benzes," the tutorial uses bundler to piece together the gem step by step. Users can clone the resulting gem from a GitHub project accessible from this page.
The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), one of the oldest nonprofit investigative reporting organizations in the United States, has just announced the launch of the brand new VA Backlog API which allows anyone to access the VA backlog-related data available in the CIR database.
Zootle, UK based hosted CRM provider, offers most of its features through the SalesSystemCRM API. From prospecting to order processing, the API allows developers to integrate an entire ecommerce solution with its existing website and apps. The SalesSystemCRM app suite already focused and tailored to budgets in the SME space. However, an API makes the CRM provider even more attractive to businesses strapped for IT resources.