Today, Heroku makes a huge announcement around its support for PHP. PHP is currently one of the most popular languages driving the web. Although PHP drives the likes of some of the webs giants (e.g. Facebook, Etsy, etc.), PHP has traditionally lacked some qualities (e.g. runtime, management, infrastructure elements) that peers like Ruby on Rails, Python with Django, and Node have delivered for quite some time. On April 30, at Facebook's F8, a new PHP is announced with full Heroku support. On the evening of the announcement, ProgrammableWeb caught up with Heroku's Adam Gross.
Breezy enhanced its robust API offering by unveiling the Breezy Button. The Breezy Button aims to allow any developer to add print and fax support to his or her app with minimal overhead. The Breezy Button leverages Breezy's mobile infrastructure and Breezy API. The Breezy Button eliminates the need to exit an app in order to print.
As traditional television looks to reach new audiences, the API provides a way to reuse and recycle content in a way that broadens the customer base. Broadcast companies such as ESPN are now leveraging next-generation APIs to fight back these challengers and raise bar on the competition.