Web APIs and mashups are not only of interest to the developer community. There are also research activities that look at how to improve various aspects of API design as well as services' and mashups' implementation and deployment. If you are interested in a cutting-edge research that may influence the future of Web APIs, then you should look at series of workshops on Web APIs and Service Mashups.
WHOIS is a protocol, most often used for querying databases that store information about owners of various Internet resources. When WHOIS is combined with WhoAPI it can become a powerful tool. This article explains how to use WHOIS and offers a number of use cases for using WHOIS with the WhoAPI.
This is the first part of our series What is The Green Button API initiative and How It Took OAuth To An Entirely New Level. In this part we will take a look at some of the primary use cases of the initiative including the data custodian, third party entities and retail customers.