As noted yesterday, winning mashups have been announced for contests from both Rhapsody and our sponsor ClearForest. As with Rhapsody, the ClearForest team had good success in getting a very creative range of entries. Because the ClearForest API provides semantic textual analysis many of the mashups do interesting things by processing current news data.
Within IT operations circles Splunk is a fairly well known tool for making sense of the massive amounts of machine data generated by IT systems. So it should come as no surprise that Splunk would view the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) as an opportunity to extend the reach of its analytic software into the broader realm of telematics.
When it comes to traditional enterprise applications the nature of the APIs being used doesn’t change all that often. For that reason developers of enterprise applications tend to prefer work at a higher level of abstraction that relies on connectors rather than lower level APIs to reduce the complexity associated with building composite applications in the enterprise.