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Every now and then a sharp developer uncovers a clue that leads to discovery of an undocumented, but quite real, web API. A case in point is the folks over at SEO services company Index Content, who noted in their blog yesterday that the popular social news web site Reddit has an API. But don't go looking for any documentation, because it doesn't look like there is any, at least not yet (for reference we've created a Reddit API summary in our directory and will update it if/when this becomes an officially supported API).
Postmaster, a technology company that specializes in small package logistics optimization, has just announced the addition of a new Box and Bin Packing feature to the Postmaster API. Earlier this year, Postmaster launched a beta version of the Postmaster API which helps businesses integrate and optimize the shipping process when using carriers Fedex, UPS, and USPS.
All the major computing architectures in use today trace their lineage back to the pioneering work of mathematician John von Neumann. Developed from the 1930s through the 1950s, the theories put forth by von Neumann provided the foundation on which the ENIAC, the first general-purpose computer, were based. Subsequently, every system developed since then has relied on the same basic principles to deliver faster levels of computational performance.