Wednesday, November 6, 2013

API Commons Launched: Share Your API Code


A new not-for-profit launched by 3scale and API Evangelist aims to help speed up the process of developing APIs by encouraging the sharing of API code and descriptions. Launched at Defrag in Denver Colorado today, API Commons provides an open source-like, Creative Commons-modelled platform for developers to share and reuse API code. Co-Founder Steve Willmott spoke to ProgrammableWeb on the eve of the launch, while his fellow co-founder Kin Lane worked behind-the-scenes to upload some government open data API code examples.

“About a year ago we started to think about the hundreds of thousands of APIs that will be developed and how developers end up needing to write 5 code libraries for each API they work on: that’s never going to scale,” Willmott told ProgrammableWeb.

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