Chaos usually reigns within most application development organizations; a situation that in many ways has been made all that much worse by the simultaneous rise of agile development methodologies and mobile computing.
APIs tend to go wherever the data is, so with more data than ever showing up in Hadoop, it stands to reason that APIs would soon follow. At the Strata Conference and Hadoop World 2013 event today, Cloudera announced a Cloudera Connect: Innovators program under which developers are invited to build applications that invoke an API that Cloudera in partnership with DataBricks has created for its distribution of Hadoop.
Po.et has announced open API access to its block-chain based network for managing ownership of digital creative assets. The Frost API allows users to utilize the network without running the full Po.et node. Through the API, users can access the network with a username and password.