This article offers an introduction to and tutorial on aviationstack, a free, real-time flight status and global aviation data API used by more than 5,000 companies. It offers up to the minute information on flight departures, arrivals, historical arrival data, routes, airports, airlines, and more.
The FCC is leading by example with its beta release of the FCC.gov website on Monday. In this latest version of the site, the FCC has worked hard to follow Web 2.0 principles, most notably building the entire website on top of RESTful APIs. “Everything should be an API”, FCC managing director Steve Van Roekel said during the press briefing, according to O'Reilly's report.