December 17, 2019
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Cloud APIs are all about the endpoints: some services follow the current trend of providing a RESTful end point, others use older protocols such as RPC or SOAP, some use newer - push focused - endpoints like WebSockets or HTTP Streaming, others may offer a number of different endpoints to meet different requirements and some just use what seems to be best for a specific job which might mean not strictly following protocol rules. But is providing an endpoint to a service alone good enough? Should a developer really have to care about how a service is built or accessed when they can use a client library?
Online video is hot and so are online video APIs. We recently added the Vimeo API to our listings and this brings the total number of APIs at ProgrammableWeb to 19 (see them all here). The king of these is still the YouTube API but for developers there are lots of choices.
Earlier this year, Facebook launched an embedded video player. To ease integration between the player and third party websites, Facebook has now announced API access to the player. In addition to the API, Facebook now supports the oEmbed open standard, which simplifies embedding Facebook material.