Stack Overflow, the very successful question and answer site for programmers, have now released their own API into public beta. The API actually works with all of the Stack Exchange sites, including serverfault.com and superuser.com, with more sites possibly launching in the future. The API is supported by the site stackapps.com.
The API lets you:
- Find applications, wrappers, and libraries that use our API — or list your own
- Browse the FAQs to learn how the API works
- Provide feedback on and vote for the applications listed here
- Get an API key
- Ask questions about how the API works
- Tell us about bugs or problems with the API
- Suggest improvements to the API
A list of API methods can be found here. Included are methods to access questions, answers, badges, users, tags, revisions, errors, and statistics from the specified site. The current version is of the API is read-only. A sample app, The World’s Worst Stack Overflow Clone, is hosted on Google Code.