Application programming interface (APIs)

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  • The API-driven application

    How data and bookings can be delivered via API feeds, creating applications whose main purpose is to interface with other applications. 

  • SAP on SOA

    SAP AG is halfway through a five-year plan to infuse its entire product stack with SOA, called the Enterprise Service Architecture initiative, and the German software giant promises to be less monolithic and more composite-driven in the future. 

  • Eclipse releases first Web tools download

    The first release from the Eclipse Web Tools Project includes features for JavaServer Pages, JavaScript and WSDL in addition to Web services tools for development and testing. 

  • Microsoft gearing up for Web services

    With Google in its crosshairs, Microsoft looks to capitalize on subscription and ad revenues as the pendulum swings back to delivering software as a service. 

  • Software AG adds Google map integrator

    Taking advantage of the most popular Ajax-based service on the planet, Software AG has added functionality to import and integrate Google maps with other applications to its Composite Application Integrator product. 

  • Developers get free access to Ebay API

    Online auctioneering giant eBay Inc. has eliminated the membership and per API fees associated with using its application programming interfaces for Web services mash-ups. Currently eBay experiences 2.5 billion API calls per month. 

  • New Google Web service peeks inside ad traffic

    A new free Web service called Google Analytics will allow Web sites to track visitors and check on the success of ad campaigns. 

  • Why business needs SOA

    BEA Systems Inc. CEO Albert Chuang is making the case that growth by acquisition in the financial sector is being driven by integrated, composite IT architectures. 

  • Sun puts documents on the grid

    Sun Microsystems Inc., via its Grid Utility, plans launch a service that uploads documents from proprietary formats and converts them to Open Document Format. It also plans to convert text files to podcasts or audio files. 

  • Windows to go "live" as a Web service

    Microsoft chairman Bill Gates announced his company will look to sell Web versions of its Windows and Office software products via a subscription model. The Windows offering will concentrate on e-mail, blogging and instant messaging, decoupled from t...