The Sphero Ruby SDK by Ron Evans allows developers to implement robotics features into applications, including to roll around, change colors, and run programs. As a requirement, users need a Sphero ball, a computer, and a bluetooth device. Installation can be complete via gem.
Google has partnered with NodeSource, maker of an enterprise Node.JS platform, NSolid. The partnership allows Node.JS to run on Google App Engine. While the companies have indicated much more to come, the goal of the partnership aims to bring quality apps that scale through Google's platform.