API Spotlight: Shipping Simplified with TrackThis and Temando, and Lighting with Spark

Matthew Scott, November 16th, 2012

Anime News Network EncylopediaOf the many APIs we published this week, seventeen were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those seventeen, which included the Anime News Network Encyclopedia API. The Anime News Network holds a database of over 14,000 titles, from over 10,000 companies. The API allows developers to request general reports and detailed information about anime titles, for up to 50 requests at a single time.

VIOLIN API Allows Big Data Approach to Vaccine Research

Eric Carter, November 12th, 2012

VIOLINThe University of Michigan Medical School created the Vaccine Investigation and Online Information Network (VIOLIN) because the vaccine research field lacked a web-based central repository where researchers could easily retrieve the vast amount of data underlying hundreds of years of research. Not only has VIOLIN provided the online database, the database is easily accessible via the VIOLIN API.

Today in APIs: AWS Announces EC2 Spotathon, The NASDAQ is Music to Your Ears and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 9th, 2012

Amazon eCommerceAmazon Web Services announces EC2 Spotathon. Big Data 2012 Hackathon award goes to converting stock movements into music. And this just in from the Retweet This Department: “API’s are for people and people need to be able to use it.” Plus: Don’t miss the AWS re:Invent! is sold out, Assembla API adds OAuth2 Support, and MediaWiki discussion on making MediaWiki more RESTful.

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