More on APIs - (WARNING: Geeky content within) Published 2006-10-12 under

Last month I posted on the importance of APIs.  Today I stumbled on a good source for finding web APIs: ProgrammableWeb.  The site lists almost 300 APIs - everything from the familiar (Google and Amazon) to the obscure (Food Candy - yes it is close to lunch time!). 

For the geeks out there, this service provides some pages with information on the type of service(s) provided by each site with links to documentation.  It also includes sites that are using these APIs to add value - "mashups".  For example, My California Traffic uses the GoogleMaps API to show "the current traffic conditions for all major freeways in California".  There are tons of sites to explore.  Be careful, time can pass you by.

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