Announcing a writable API for O’Reilly books and authors
Today we’re excited to announce the release of a writable API for O’Reilly books and authors. There’s far too much news and information around this release to pack into a single blog post. Here’s a summary of what’s new today and where to find out more.
- The announcement of the O’Reilly/Fluidinfo API release is on the O’Reilly Radar site.
- O’Reilly have just announced a developer’s competition based on the API, with some great prizes.
- We’ve written an article on the structure of the O’Reilly information in Fluidinfo.
- We also have an article giving example queries on O’Reilly books.
- We’ve just released a Chrome extension for O’Reilly books.
- There’s a related article on the O’Reilly Radar site about ways in which APIs can be helpful to publishers.
Here’s an extract from the press release:
General manager and publisher Joe Wikert is excited by the opportunities that a writable API provides to O’Reilly and other publishers. “It’s like LEGOs for publishing,” he says of the new malleability in his industry. “It’s as though we’ve been selling plastic children’s toys and the pieces were all glued together so customers could only use them the way we intended them to be used,” he adds. “Now we’ve decided to break the pieces into their component parts and let customers build whatever they want.”
Last but not least: if you want a modern, writable API for your data, drop us a line at info at fluidinfo com, and let’s talk.