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AuctionBytes: "Senior Manager of Platform Evangelism (developer relations) at eBay, Jeffrey McManus, is leaving the auction site. He’s headed to Yahoo as Director of Product Management working with new developer initiatives."
Joshua Allen: "On one side, we have the people who believe that WS-* specifications such as SOAP and WS-Security will eventually dominate. And on the other, we have people who believe that HTTP with plain old XML (POX) will outlast the new contender. I am announcing that the war is now over, whether the participants [...]
Yes Yahoo is a latecomer here but you have to appreciate the effort to expose not only web search, but also local, news, images and video. For now as per the FAQ they offer a REST interface and will implement SOAP only if there’s significant demand for it. Access is free but capped (by IP [...]
Infoworld : "eBay this week is expanding its developers program, providing a single API schema to link to the e-commerce vendor’s site and adding other resources. The eBay Developers Program allows for development of third-party front ends to the eBay e-commerce site. The program has spawned more than 1,000 applications and 15,000 members who generate [...]
Erik Benson: "I’m getting off my butt and putting together some web services for 43 Things, and I’ll hopefully have something to show by the [Web Service Mashup at the Emerging Technology Conference]. Thinking about it this week, I think I’m just going to build a REST API, and pass on the SOAP and XML-RPC [...]
Philip Bogle: "Suppose you have compiled a list of the 20 best sources of reviews on the web, and you want to leverage Google’s full text index to search these [through its API]. This isn’t possible to do, because Google allows only a single "site:" specified in a query. Suppose you have structured data about [...]
So the rumors were based on fact. "Some possibilities might include: Generating automatic keyword, ad text, URL, and custom reports Integrating AdWords data with databases, such as inventory systems Developing additional tools and applications to help you manage accounts" Code samples are provided in Java, C#, XML, PHP and Perl, with more emphasis on the [...]
In: web services30 Dec 2004
MSDN: "Search for books at Amazon.com using the Amazon.com research service, then include the results returned in your sheet or document, without leaving your Office 2003 application. The sample solution shows you how to implement a custom research service. "
In: web services6 Dec 2004
Dare Obasanjo: "There is currently no support for any web service APIs for managing ones Space. We are investigating the feasibility of supporting a web service API which enables our users to manage their Space while not having to compromise on security which unfortunately is currently the practice in the blogging world."
Recent datapoints: Could Amazon be your next infrastructure partner? eBay API best practices for affiliates (pdf) Skype Announces Beta API For Developers (this follows a press release, there was already some public material last month), Skype Developer Zone Of course eBay and Amazon are much further down that road than Skype, which provides its API [...]
I'm CEO of an online trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We try to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is more noisy each day. This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, software, and more, based on my business and personal experiences. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that stood the test of times better. Personal views only.