Application programming interface (APIs)

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  • WS-I seeks feedback on working drafts

    The Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) is seeking feedback from the Web services community on three new working drafts aimed at assuring APIs used in SOA applications interoperate across vendors and platforms, according to Micheel Bech... 

  • Google packages Web services in small and medium

    Google Inc. is packaging some of its Web services, such as its search engine, for the small to medium size business market. Google Apps for Your Domain allows the organization to combine its branding with the Web service. 

  • Ajax powers Rich Client Faces

    Rich Client Faces is a JavaServerFaces library that provides a component set for building Web applications. RC Faces use Ajax technologies and an object-oriented JavaScript API to build dynamic pages. 

  • Web services revenue Amazon goal CEO Jeff Bezos this week defended his plan to use Web services as a revenue generator despite analysts' skepticism. Amazon Web Services currently consists of hosted services, which provide software developers access to Amazon data, as well... 

  • BEA bundles SOA integration products

    BEA Systems Inc. announced point upgrades to its WebLogic Integration tool (9.2) and its AquaLogic Service Bus (2.6) as well as a bundling of its integration products now dubbed BEA AquaLogic Integrator. 

  • API tracking for Web services offered by startup

    Mashery, a new San Francisco-based startup that is opening for business this week, offers technology to track the usage of APIs in Web services applications. The concept is that there is value and thus revenue to be derived from popular APIs. 

  • Amazon curtailing SOA development spending

    Amazon's famous Web services and SOA developers may be taking a breather over the holidays. The online bookseller and purveyor of vast stores of miscellaneous merchandise, announced plans to curtail spending on development, so it can turn a profit se... 

  • Googazon Web 2.0 retail monster?

    Web 2.0 retailing could be dominated by a combination of Google Inc. and Amazon Inc., according to Gartner Group Inc. analyst Hung LeHong. The combined forces of the two Web giants would create an online retail monster he calls Googazon. 

  • Google gobbles up YouTube

    It's a Web 2.0 success story. Google Inc. is paying the founders of YouTube $1.65 billion in stock for the popular video sharing Website. 

  • Web services for sale on Amazon will continue to rely on its online bookstore and wide-ranging retail business for revenue, but it is also looking to make money selling Web services. Amazon Web services applications and the infrastructure supporting online selling are se...