APIs 2.0 – The Social Web for Developers (slidecast 1 of 3)
I was invited to the Census Web Services Working Group this past Friday to talk about the various activities that the Digital Infrastructure Team has undertaken in making APIs available to developers. I wasn’t due to present until the end of the day so I got the chance to hear about the ongoing plans to make the upcoming Census data available to the wide world. I am pleased to report that this government effort is well ahead of the curve as they are not only actively planning to deliver the future Census data from a ReSTful API (aside: they are also playing around with RDFa!), but they are also planning on building their central website from their own API (eating their own dogfood!).
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There are two more slidecast videos that follow on from this video on architecting APIs for the social Web:
- slidecast 2 of 3 here on how we normally build APIs, and
- slidecast 3 of 3 here on how we might come to build APIs
~ by dfflanders on November 13, 2010.