This Node.js SDK is made to interface with the ISBNdb.com API to retrieve information on books. ISBNdb.com's remote access application programming interface (API) is designed to allow other websites and standalone applications use the vast collection of data collected by ISBNdb.com including data including nearly 1,800,000 books and almost 3,000,000 library records.
Sometimes it takes a little human intervention to make semantic applications easier to build. The Guardian newspaper has augmented its Open Platform API with unique identifiers for bands and books. In turn, the company has simplified the process of creating a mashup that uses multiple sources to focus on a single work, which may help its content spread farther.
Windows Phone 8.1 adds compelling user-facing features, but it's a bit of a mystery just how much developers will be able to take advantage of them. The revised smartphone operating system from Microsoft will hit the street as soon as May in new hardware, and will be distributed to existing handsets by the summer months.