To improve access to data and encourage innovation, the Census Bureau has begun to provide API access to some data sets, beginning with the 2010 Census Summary File 1 and the 2010 American Community Survey (five year data)
Enterprises often frustrate developers. Why do Enterprises always seem so behind when it comes to the very latest technology? In particular, a trend we are seeing is the continued struggle to marry Enterprise authentication with the burgeoning world of REST APIs. Developers want to use REST, but Enterprises need enterprise grade API security.
This entry is about a tool that can mine the music blogs for youtube videos, and create a nice playlist to be played latter on. I call it the Minimal Media Server, because it’s actually a local HTTP server in your computer that you will use to push videos using REST like calls and play them back using a customized youtube player.
node-apiserver - A ready to go, modular, multi transport, streaming friendly, JSON(P) API Server. It is a slim, fast, minimal API framework, built to provide you a flexible API consumable both in the browser and from other apps. It ships with JSON, JSONP (GET/POST) transports and a powerful fast routing engine OOTB. The source code is small, heavily tested and decoupled. Your API source will be well organized in context objects, allowing you to keep it in a meaningful maintainable way.
In this post I am going to talk about how we built the backend infrastructure to support our Products API, Semantics3’s core product. This post can also be seen as a follow up or maybe even a reply to a post some time back by Zemanta, which dealt with building public APIs.
In this post, I will demonstrate how to build a simple REST API using Node.js with NoSQL database MongoDB. This demo app will be using MongoDB object modeling tool Mongoose to connecting with MongoDB from the Node app. This demo app is a very basic level API app without following any better practices and mainly created this sample demo for demonstrating Node.js and MongoDB using with Mongoose Node package.
I want to focus on adding real-time commenting to a blog post so let’s start from a template. This template re-uses the HTML5 layout defined in the post on Coding An HTML 5 Layout From Scratch and the file structure we’ll start with is as follows (with some additions that we don’t need to worry about at the moment):
Educational data is stuck in silos, something fostered by educational software – administrative and instructional – that makes it cumbersome at best and impossible at worst to move data in and out of systems.
Rob Conery put out a challenge yesterday to some of the REST fans he knows to help show him what a REST API for his video learning site Tekpub would look like. I enjoy API design so I thought I’d take...