REST is simplifying APIs. Its opening up APIs to casual developers and beyond.
REST exploration tools like Apigee Console, make APIs accesible by more than developers.
Intersect is an API to get common friends, followers, and friends following from two Twitter accounts.
With an Apigee Explorer any user can quickly change values in a query string and return data from the Intersect API.
We are entering a phase where APIs are available beyond just the development community, and accessible to a wider audience.
- Apigee API Console is Now Free for Everyone to Use (apievangelist.com)
- Apigee To-Go: Build, Skin, and Embed Your Own API Console, Free (apigee.com)
- Google APIs Now Support SSL (apievangelist.com)