Archive for October 1, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

ATPM 14.10

The October issue of ATPM is out:

Sad State of Print Publishing for Developers

Erik Sink:

I was just shocked that this magazine exists. I mean really. An entire print publication for people who raise chickens as a hobby? That’s what I call a niche. How does the publisher survive?

More to the point, how can this magazine be successful when Dr. Dobb’s looks like it might be pushing up daisies sometime before the World Series is over? Dr. Dobbs is arguably the most prestigious developer magazine in our industry, but it hasn’t been looking any too healthy over the last year or so.

Netflix API

Michael Hart:

On behalf of the Netflix API team, I’m very excited to announce the release of the Netflix API and to launch this site for our developer community. We have been impressed with the applications developers have managed to build using our RSS feeds or by screen-scraping the web site, so we can’t wait to see what you’ll do with a supported API!

At last! Perhaps this will make iFlix faster…