Weekly API.Report For April 20th, 2015

My Weekly API.Report represents the best of what I've read throughout the week, and is only what I personally felt should be showcased. Each news item comes with a link, and some thoughts I had after curating the piece of API related news. I'm trying to break down stories into as coherent buckets as I can, but it remains something that is ever changing for me, but ultimately I will settle on a clear definition for each of the research areas.

Accessibility is something I'm pushing more on:

A handful of interesting Acquisitions:

Not sure if it is API, but some scarey Agriculture data:

A few Analytics stories that caught my attention this week:

Some interesting API Deployment lessons:

More API Deprecation out of Google and Blackberry:

The required API Economy talk:

A healthy dose of API Evangelism:

The API Event goings on:

The neverending API Lifecycle:

Couple of API Management lessons I pulled out of this week:

Some API Monitoring wisdom from the past week:

The growing area of API News:

Increasingly popular API Performance related stories:

A free range API Reciprocity story:

An intresting Application story from legal realm:

The Architecture big picture:

Cool Audio offering out of Pop Up Archive:

Authentication stories out of Azure and SalesForce:

More the Banking industry:

More Blockchain education:

An API Book to look out for:

Valuable Business data resources:

All about the Business of APIs:

A lone computer aided design (CAD) story:

A general Camera story:

The Career opportunities this week:

Cloud Computing stories from across the leaders:

A single Cloud Storage product:

AWS has a pretty big Command Line Interface stack:

Containers is mostly about money this week:

An education story, but pulling out and showcasing because it applies to larger Content conversation:

China rock'n the Cybersecurity war front:

All about the Data:

And the Data Portability:

Specifically about the Database world:

Not your usual Device company:

The Document space:

Just a couple Drone highlights:

New APIs, and some Education stories:

The Embeddable discussions:

A single Entertainment focused API:

Out of the Federal Government:

In the Fitness arena:

The Hackathons that made the cut:

Always my favorite, the area I call Hacker Storytelling:

The Healthcare sector:

History is important:

On the connected Home front:

At the HTTP level:

Plotting the future of APIs at the IDE level:

Something you don't see much in my roundups, Infographics:

Trying to keep the Internet of Things compelling, but I only can use what I find:

Lot of Investment to go round:

I wish there was more Library news:

The Local discussion around data and APIs:

Tracking on Location focused details:

The Mapping discussions that caught my attention:

Microsoft is all about the Media in the cloud:

A single Microservice story:

The Mobile items from the week:

Separating out the Museum element here:

Not API news, but News, news:

Beyond just data with Open Data:

The Open Source talk out of Box:

Highlighting the importance of Partners:

A few Patent blips this week:

Had to highlight this Policing data story by itself, hopefully we'll see many more:

Beek week for the Politics of APIs, being led by Twitter:

The important Privacy stories I read:

Just keeping an eye on Push Notifications:

Always keeping it Real-Time:

Resources are so important to API operations:

I love Robots:

Two Scraping things to share:

Some interesting SDK moves:

Let's talk Security:

A single lonley Sensor:

Always Showcase your important integrations:

Single Page Applications (SPA):

I spend a lot of time in Space:

Good to see this State Government story:

From the land of Telecommunications:

Something Trademark related I felt should be liberated by APis:

Keeping the Transparency conversation moving forward:

Move forward Versions:

An API pioneer makes some Video moves:

SalesForce talking Visualizations:

Watching the world of Watches, for anything interesting:

We need more Water APIs:

Another player in the Wearables space:

That concludes my report on what I read last week across the API space. I'm still working on pulling together a summary e-newsletter version, allowing people to get an executive summary of what I thought was important from the week--I am hoping it will be available next week. I'm also going to auto-generate some visualizations, and summary counts for each week. I'd like to see a tag cloud, and overall counts to help me understand the scope of news I cover each week.

If you know of something I missed, feel free to email or tweet at me, and make sure I know about your company, and have a link to your blog RSS. If you don't tell the story and share, the world will never know it happened.

It is a good time to be tracking on the API space--lots going on!