By Pete Warden
If you're a developer trying to complement your individual information instruments and companies, this concise e-book covers the main worthwhile resources of public info to be had this present day. You'll locate worthy details on APIs that provide vast insurance, tie their facts to the skin global, and are both obtainable on-line or characteristic downloadable bulk information. You'll additionally locate code and precious links.
This advisor organizes APIs via the themes they cover—such as web content, humans, or places—so you could quick find the simplest assets for augmenting the knowledge you deal with on your personal carrier. different types include:
web site instruments corresponding to WHOIS, bit.ly, and Compete
providers that use e mail addresses as seek phrases, together with Github
discovering details from only a identify, with APIs resembling WhitePages
companies, reminiscent of Klout, for finding individuals with fb and Twitter accounts
seek APIs, together with BOSS and Wikipedia
Geographical information assets, together with SimpleGeo and U.S. Census
corporation info APIs, corresponding to CrunchBase and ZoomInfo
APIs that checklist IP addresses, corresponding to MaxMind
providers that record books, movies, tune, and products
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Data Source Handbook by Pete Warden