Box Java SDK is in beta stage. Developers might notice changes over time. For now, the site offers Javadocs, authentication, and folders along with collaboration features with other members. Java SDK is an additional resource to the Box API available on the official site. With Box Java SDK, users can integrate storage, cloud, and file sharing characteristics into web applications.
The line between what constitutes a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application and a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environment has always been relatively thin. SaaS applications that expose an API to third-party developers can quickly transform into a development platform.
SAP has more than 1,500 applications and services, and with the emergence of SAP HANA as an in-memory computing platform, the company plans to expand its application portfolio even more. The challenge is figuring out how to make it easier for developers to integrate all those applications.