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  • n. Plural form of API.


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  • Facebook opening up their APIs is just the first volley in an on-going war of open vs closed.

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  • Lightroom, Aperture, Picasa, iPhoto, ACDSee … the list that’s supported either by us or by 3rd party plugins via APIs is pretty extensive, and that’s just the desktop software.

    Commitment anxiety « Squash

  • In effect, this aspect of its API offering — if it comes to fruition on any kind of sustained level — could create a whole new source of revenue for the company, by using other content providers and service providers as a distribution method Jeff Jarvis calls APIs “the future of content distribution”.

    The Guardian ups the ante on APIs » Nieman Journalism Lab

  • If you want to write desktop software now you do it on Microsoft's terms, calling their APIs and working around their buggy OS.

    The Other Road Ahead

  • Nonetheless, Simpkins says, the APIs are the same ones that will show up in the final build, meaning developers can prep their applications to work, then get them on their way to go through Microsoft's certification process ahead of Mango's release in the fall.


  • GroupMe's group messaging and calling service was built with Twilio's software tools known as APIs for application programming interface. News

  • This aspect is a bit trickier than the others, and unfortunately I haven't seen it used in a lot of other APIs, which is a shame, IMHO.

    Planet Python

  • Any vendor in the platform business knows that their primary product is programming interfaces-the so-called APIs that developers depend upon in order to deliver applications.


  • Using Lua as the glue between pieces of code in the game wouldn't directly call their APIs so it would pass 3.3.1.

    Daring Fireball

  • As a lot of the students liked the idea of APIs like GeoPlanet and Placemaker but had a hard time getting their head around them I thought it a good idea to build a small JavaScript library that does the job for them.


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