Standardization, or lack thereof, around identity, authentication and authorization for open web APIs is one of the greatest challenges to mashup application developers today. So it's quite notable that Google not only just quietly added OAuth support to their Google Contacts API but also stated that "This is our first step towards OAuth enabling all Google Data APIs."
AWS and other cloud computing giants have been enjoying bumper profits in recent years, which means startups must be spending more on cloud computing. Cloud costs can jump if you don’t keep an eye on your budget. Casey Benko recommends investing in cloud cost analysis tools to keep costs down.
Mertech has announced its latest SaaSification tool: THRIFTLY.IO. THRIFTLY allows developers to maintain the functionality of legacy Windows apps, but provide API access to such apps for easier consumption in mobile and cloud-based formats. No additional coding for API setup is needed with THRIFTLY.