In 2008 when Netflix announced plans to move to the cloud, most observers were dubious. Now Netflix has become one of the first major companies to exist completely in the public cloud and their architectural shift to cloud based microservices led to many successes in performance and scalability.
"Pick a year, click refresh, and TRAVEL THROUGH TIME." Starting with that irresistible tagline, the less-than-one-month-old YouTube Time Machine (YTTM) has become an addictive Internet sensation. Noted film critic Rogert Ebert tweeted "You can get lost in here"--in a good way--and linked to the year 1969 (perhaps because he loves the theatrical trailer for On Her Majesty's Secret Service).
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Machine Learning, Recognition, Video, and Politics. Highlights today include an API for random Donald Trump quotes and an API for GitHub Projects programmatic access. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.