Today the conditions are more favorable than ever for organizations to consider implementing event-driven non-polling based data retrieval patterns in their APIs. This series aims to help you to better understand your options when it comes to push/streaming API architectural styles.
No one needs an introduction to YouTube, which is by far the largest social video site. The YouTube API was first released in 2005, which seems like a long time back in the API timeline. At the recently concluded Google I/O 2012, YouTube officially announced a series of new APIs and enhancements that focused on mobile video, user engagement and Analytics.