Google has announced several very interesting updates to its Book Search tools, including an embeddable viewer for book previews and a data API. These should open-up a wide range of book-related applications. This follows-up on Google’s release in March when they launched the first API for Google Book Search, the Book Viewability API.
The Open Library is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive, whose long-term goal is to present “one web page for every book ever published.” A recent release of the Open Library brought the total number of book records to over 13.4 million (including over 234,000 records with full-text for the book).
This year’s Demo show is going on in Palm Desert, CA this week, and although many of the companies are early-stage startups just getting their main product ready for the public, here are 5 that use, or plan to use, APIs for a strategic advantage.
If you’re interested in developing maps mashups using the Yahoo! Maps API but have not yet had the chance to use those APIs, you’re in luck. There’s now a very good book to show you the way, Yahoo! Maps Mashups by Charles Freedman. It’s a comprehensive overview of the three flavors of Yahoo! Maps APIs [...]
Continuing the series on books for mashup developers — last week Flickr Mashup Books — here is a quick summary of books that can help you build mashups with the various Amazon APIs.
Note that the Amazon APIs are quite popular with 94 Amazon e-commerce API mashups listed at ProgrammableWeb. And you can use the [...]
Want to learn how to code your own mashups? Try reading a book. There’s a growing library of books available now that are either fully or partially dedicated to programming mashups. I’ll start a series of posts on these books starting with a few for the Flickr API:
Building Flickr Applications with PHP: by Rob Kunkle [...]