Adam DuVander has written for WebMonkey, Wired.com's web developer resource, since 2000. He has presented his work at SXSW and O'Reilly's Where 2.0 conference. DuVander founded Portland Web Innovators and sits on the board of Portland nonprofit Legion of Tech. He blogs at mapscripting.com.
The ProgrammableWeb directory marches toward quintuple digits. Having just passed 9,000 APIs, the next milestone ahead looks even bigger. Of course, all the recent milestones look huge compared to the directory at the end of 2005, when it sat at just 105 APIs. In addition to continuing the rise of… read more
The API landscape has changed a lot since ProgrammableWeb was founded in 2005. While developers are still mashing together services for fun, APIs are also driving real business. Being a voice for this transformation is an exciting privilege. We're thrilled to continue and expand this role in the community, now… read more
Map APIs took off in 2005, and during the ensuing years the whole notion of maps has changed. Where once they were slick add-ons, map functionality is now a necessary -- and expected -- tool. In this piece, Adam DuVander looks at the current state of mapping and he explains… read more