Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Backpack has released an API

I don’t know how to program and certainly don’t know how to make use of an API, but Backpack has released an API (I wrote about Backpack earlier here).  When I originally wrote about Backpack, I called it a “web service,” and at the time I was correct; with the release of an API, however, Backpack becomes a platform, which makes it quite a bit more powerful.  Programmers can now interact with Backpack by not only pulling data from it, but also by moving data to it.  Because the API is not platform-dependent, programmers can create applications for any operating system to work with Backpack.

I look forward to seeing programs that make use of the Backpack API.

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