Stream-js is the official NodeJS client for the Stream API. The API allows you to make real-time changes to your feed, test, and track all interactions with your feed. getstream.io is a web service for building scalable newsfeeds and activity streams.
Social site Tumblr announced that users of the Tumblr API will now have the Neue Post Format (NPF) available to them when consuming or creating posts. NPF is a JSON-based specification that takes post content and breaks it into discreet content blocks, each of which are defined by a type field.
With the PaaS wars heating up, the Google App Engine team in addition to new features, did a great thing by addressing the bugs reported by the users on a war footing. The net result is that the latest release 1.7.2 addresses more than 130 bugs in addition to the increased storage for application code and files, Java threading support and announcing a Trusted Tester program for outbound socket functionality.
APIs tend to go wherever the data is, so with more data than ever showing up in Hadoop, it stands to reason that APIs would soon follow. At the Strata Conference and Hadoop World 2013 event today, Cloudera announced a Cloudera Connect: Innovators program under which developers are invited to build applications that invoke an API that Cloudera in partnership with DataBricks has created for its distribution of Hadoop.