The eBay open source Python SDK aims to facilitate development with standard calls, response processing, error handling, and debugging across the Finding, Shopping, Merchandising & Trading APIs. Instructional materials include migration from V1 to V2, a getting started guide, support, and installation.
At the beginning of 2011 we reported that Collect had decided to drop it's API in order to change their offering to something more profitable. But now ReadWriteWeb have reported the disappointing demise of Collecta. This has the potential of being the first big failure of a well funded real-time web focused company, so questions need to be asked about why this happened and why Collecta weren't successful. Back in January of this year we asked "Is It Finally the End for Real-time Search Engines?" and it now looks like that very question is being raised again.
Bitcoin's explosive growth in APIs--45 so far in our directory--owes its pace to three cornerstone APIs that make possible a new form of trust, trust by computation rather than the old financial trust built on exclusion.