The Star Wars API Node.js SDK by Stephan Tabor is a Node.js wrapper for the Star Wars API. The Star Wars API aims to provide programmatic access to a trove of databased Star Wars film information, including Planets, Spaceships, Vehicles, People, Films and Species sourced from all six Star Wars films.
The British government is opening up a wealth of UK government-held non-personal data with the official opening of data.gov.uk. Created with the help of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, data.gov.uk will publish government data using the Resource Description Framework (RDF) data model, making it easily accessible from a wide variety of mashups.
Google announced a complete rebuild of its Cloud Datastore API. The update provides an entirely new platform for cross-platform access to its NoSQL database. Google reports better performance and reliability during tests of the new offer. v1beta2 will remain available for 6 months.