Smartsheet is an online project management company that provides an SDK for Salesforce.com, a cloud based CRM enterprise. The site displays links to access source code and documents on Github and to download an unmanaged package. When users visit Github, they will notice that the Apex Toolkit offers a class library that interacts with the Smartsheet API. This API supports a REST interface to Smartsheet data. In addition, when users install the package, they will note that signup is required to connect with Salesforce.com.
Google has ruffled feathers with Cloud Computing vendors by announcing a series of price cuts and features that are bound to have long lasting effects on the industry. At the Cloud Platform Live Event held on March 25, Google not just cut prices drastically across its offerings, but announced key features like Managed VMs and developer experience improvements that have made it a worthy competitor to Amazon Web Services, who is the current heavyweight in the Infrastructure As a Service (IaaS) segment.
Developers generally think a lot differently than the average person who winds up using their application. By nature, developers are more linear thinkers trying to develop software for a general population that is usually anything but. For that reason, embedding tutorials and creating documentation that explains how a piece of software is intended to work has become a critical component of the end user experience.