code or developer, chicken or egg?

Found this by browsing the popular links page on de.licio.us. Google has countered Yahoo’s Search API page with a revamp of their own API page. Links out to sample APIs, documentation, and even a blog. One major difference is that they are also posting links to projects that they have released as open source.

The URLs tell you something about the two companies.

code.google.com or developer.yahoo.net

At Google it’s about the code, at Yahoo it’s about the developer.

PS. Six Apart has just launched its own version of the above. www.sixapart.com/pronet/docs/powertools so I guess that means we’re not about the code or the developer. It’s the tools and we hope you use ones that give you Power!

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