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Unusual APIs

I have become obsessed with cool and unusual web APIs, especially those that interact with the real world (read or write). Help me find some more. [more inside]
posted by LiteOpera on Oct 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Is there a strategy game with a ret-conned API to it?

For basically my whole teen-to-adult life I have wanted to write AI for video games as a hobby. Mostly games of the overhead strategy type, think Red Alert, Warcraft (not World Of), Starcraft and so forth. [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Mar 27, 2013 - 6 answers

I need to learn the basics of APIs

I'm a web developer who is very capable with HTML and CSS, but that's about it. I am fairly comfortable with SQL, but now I need to learn to develop an API. I'd like to read a good book on the subject. Is there such a book? All I can find are things that explain why an API is useful, or things that assume you already know what you're doing in order to build/use an API.
posted by dylan_k on Feb 11, 2013 - 11 answers

How can I create a blog that autoposts specific content when I post it at another site?

How does the Metafilter Deleted Threads blog pull info and then publish it automatically? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 20, 2012 - 8 answers

To API or not to API

Should my ASP .Net website have an API? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2012 - 5 answers

Automated trading API?

Single-user programming API for stock and option screening, back trading, paper trading, and ultimately fully automated trading? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me understand interacting with a RESTful API, please

I'm tired of using other people's modules for interacting with websites' APIs. But I can't seem to quite wrap my head around using JSON with a website/cgi script I haven't designed. Are there any good tutorials that talk over how to build a JSON file to send to a RESTful API and then do what you want, preferably generalized so I'm not searching for a new one for each website? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Aug 8, 2011 - 7 answers

Give me examples of web services that make something happen in the physical world

Give me examples of web services that make something happen in the physical world (e.g. send a letter, make a phone call) [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Feb 4, 2011 - 28 answers

API to create nice slideshow

I have been searching the Internet like crazy trying to find an API or software development tool that would allow me to create nice slideshows, out of a group of photos, from one of my programs. [more inside]
posted by JohnGL on Nov 25, 2010 - 4 answers

What's the best way to hire a web developer for a one-off project?

What's the best way to hire a web developer for a one-off project? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2010 - 3 answers

Utilising the Twitter API

Where to start: extracting images from a Twitter search and presenting them on a webpage? [more inside]
posted by nostrich on Oct 26, 2009 - 3 answers

How do I hook Windows desktop folder clicks?

I'd like to write a program for Windows XP that detects when a folder on the desktop is clicked and switches the desktop location to that folder, instead of the default Explorer behavior of opening the folder in a window. [more inside]
posted by long on Jun 27, 2009 - 12 answers

MLB + API = ?

I'm looking for an API that'll give me near-real-time access to the day's baseball scores, including individual player lines. Anybody? Anybody? Bueller? [more inside]
posted by joshjs on Apr 24, 2009 - 6 answers

Dump that Stock!

Stock market related questions-- help me drown in data! [more inside]
posted by Static Vagabond on Dec 9, 2008 - 5 answers

What're the essential web languages for a new developer?

I'd like to learn some web languages to help me take advantage of APIs and generally be more useful. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Sep 17, 2008 - 16 answers

Some rather clueless questions about using undocumented APIs in Windows

Some rather clueless questions about using undocumented APIs in Windows [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Jan 16, 2008 - 17 answers

What is the best way to realtime-render 3D images on a server?

Does anyone have experience using DirectX in a server-side application? Is it practical? If not, what alternatives are there? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jan 4, 2008 - 10 answers

Calling unmanaged DLL functions from C#

How can I work with an unmanaged C++ API from within C#? [more inside]
posted by PuGZ on Dec 28, 2007 - 6 answers

Help me to learn to use an API.

Help me to learn to use an API. [more inside]
posted by StephenF on Jun 17, 2007 - 3 answers

Facebook API and PHP

I use Facebook, and it seems to have a great API. But how can I tie it in to me, and not my visitor? [more inside]
posted by samstarling on Jan 15, 2007 - 3 answers

OO programming in Autocad?

I have developed an application in AutoLISP which I would like to re-write in an OO language. AutoCAD seems to natively support VB but I don't think I want to go there. I am starting to learn C# and Python, and like both. How easy is it to link Autocad and C# or Python (or Ruby, etc.)? I am aware of PyCad but not sure I understand how to get it to work, plus it requires Autocad 2000 which is like requiring windows 95. In short, I am quite the newbie at this and would appreciate a simple but thorough explanation of how to use a modern programming language in Autocad.
posted by signal on Jan 2, 2006 - 7 answers

Looking for a modern DOM/XSLT/Xpath implementation in C

My boss has tasked me with tracking down a modern XML library written in C. The library has to run on (at least) RHEL3, Windows, and Solaris, but more is better. [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Jun 14, 2005 - 9 answers

Best development kit to write applications for Nokia 3650

I'd like to write a few applications for my Nokia 3650. I've played a little bit with Nokia's developer APIs in C++, and I've looked at a few J2ME code examples, but I don't have significant experience in either. I don't have the time (or interest) to become proficient in both - which development kit should I dive into, and why? I'm more concerned with performance on the 3650 than other phones, and I'm a pretty good programmer, so a steep learning curve is not too much of a concern. Thanks in advance.
posted by djacobs on Apr 13, 2004 - 2 answers

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