Web performance conference Velocity is two weeks away and ProgrammableWeb has a ticket to give away. We'll randomly choose a commenter on Friday, June 3, at noon Pacific. Simply answer the question: Why is performance important for APIs?
Google has announced several very interesting updates to its Book Search tools, including an embeddable viewer for book previews and a data API. These should open-up a wide range of book-related applications. This follows-up on Google's release in March when they launched the first API for Google Book Search, the Book Viewability API.