The trials and tribulations of the API economy

Zapier Co-Founder Bryan Helmig explains why his company wants to make it easy for users to cobble together their own personal best-of-breed app suites. And also why that is work for masochists.

REST Hooks and the real-time web

Users have grown accustomed to a real-time web, but now they want an easier-to-implement real-time integration between web services. REST Hooks seems to be the emerging standard for such integration.