The Slack MargieBot .Net SDK by Jammerware is a .Net library for use in making building bots with the Slack API. Slack is a tool for managing team communications, and the Slack API allows users to integrate with other third-party applications, and can provide such tools as: upload an image or file, get a channel's history, set a channel's "unread" marker, retrieve lists of files, and search a Slack instance.
Bitrix24, an enterprise collaboration, project management and social network platform provider, has announced the launch of its Bitrix24 REST API, which provides developers programmatic access to the cloud version of the Bitrix24 platform.
It sure beats instant coffee. A major change to Google's results page has created an intense interest in interfaces that provide immediate feedback. Google Instant, which updates search results as you type, inspired YouTube Instant, which many developers have emulated using a number of different APIs.
Google Cloud Platform is positioning itself as a major player to help mobile developers get off the block fast. While the platform was complete in terms of its Compute Engine (IaaS), App Engine (PaaS) and cloud services (Storage, Big Query, etc), developers still had to do the work of connecting the pieces. If you were a mobile developer who wanted a quick starter application in the Google cloud, you had to figure out the pieces. Similarly, if you were looking to expose your app engine applications as a bunch of REST-based services that would scale to heavy loads and work across multiple mobile devices, you had to work on your application to do so.