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.
Shopify just introduced its new API Health Report. It turns Shopify's change log into a dynamic tool. Using the API Heath Report, developers can check their private and custom apps for any deprecated API calls those apps might be making. The tool looks at calls made in the past 30 days.
Roambi, a data visualization applications provider, has just announced the launch of Roambi Business, the company's new cloud platform that includes an API that "serves as a conduit for data and enables customers to automate data imports, create Roambi reports, and refresh data."
Isn't it annoying when people get the words of a song wrong and totally miss the meaning? Or, ever wondered what the artist is actually trying to say in his/her intricate piece of musical wordplay? Well, SongMeanings is probably just the service you're looking for. It's an entertainment platform that allows users to follow their favourite artists as well as search for song lyrics and meanings, hopefully getting to the real messages that those artists were trying to get across. The SongMeanings API allows developers to integrate this functionality with other applications.