The AlchemyDataNews Node SDK by David Adamo is a Node.js library to be used with the Alchemy News API. The AlchemyDataNews API allows users to query daily news indexes of 250 to 300 thousand English language blog and new articles. AlchemyAPI is a text mining platform and provides a set of semantic analysis capabilities in the natural language processing field.
Moving to expand the reach of its API footprint in the cloud, IBM today announced the availability of an open beta for BlueMix. BlueMix is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering that is based on the Cloud Foundry framework that IBM decided to support last year. IBM also announced the acquisition of Cloudant, a provider of a NoSQL database-as-a-service (DBaaS) platform.
MagPlus is a publishing and content creation tool created by creatives, for creatives. The idea is to provide users with all they need to create tablet and smartphone apps without the need for any programming skills. This allows users to focus on their creative design without worrying too much about the heavy technical stuff. MagPlus' API makes this functionality available to developers who may want to integrate it with other applications.
Building APIs not only requires discipline; ideally, the process also should be incorporated within the actual development process of the application. With that goal in mind, Zend, a provider of application development tools for building PHP applications, is promoting the adoption of a new open-source Apigility project that provides a standardized way to build and maintain multiple versions of an API.