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March 19, 2008

Info 2.0 API Strategy: Presentation with David Boloker

This week I'm in New York City - on Monday I attended and presented at Mashery's "Business of API's" Conference at the Yale Club, and Tuesday I presented with Mark Heid at AjaxWorld on Info 2.0.

It's been a great week so far - from getting stuck in the middle of the largest St. Patrick's Day parade in the WORLD (which was actually pretty darn fun - pics to come) to chatting with the folks from Nexaweb and Appcelerator today at AjaxWorld, all who have pretty interesting (and perhaps complimentary, in some ways) solutions. I'll have more about AjaxWorld a bit later, but I wanted to give you guys the presentation that David and I delivered to about 200 folks at the Mashery conference on Monday.

In summary, we discussed Info 2.0's API strategy and delivered an overview of some of our current plans in the works. Our engineering teams put some great thought into this - essentially the history of it is that a few years ago when we started building out this product, our guys recognized that it's pretty difficult to access disparate enterprise systems, so we built our product around the APP (or Atom Pub, from what I hear the "new lingo" is) so folks could access our API to build plugins to their systems (if we didn't offer it in the product). So, we're Atom based, we've got a slew of programming interfaces, and we focus on REST. We're offering up several connectors, to DB2 (given), Oracle, MySQL; we have an excel plugin we're working on, and there are more coming. It's only a short time now until we get the beta out there, and I've got lots more to talk about - so stay tuned here for further info.

Enough of me jabbering - check out the deck below, and let me know what you think. Open for questions... Oh, and this is my first time using SlideShare too, so let me know how it works for you./LC