Cloudability pulls in big bucks to keep an eye on your cloud spending

For a growing number of companies, the cloud is an incredibly appealing proposition. It allows organizations to scale up (and down) infrastructure and services as needed, and you generally pay only for what you use.

But that doesn’t mean that the cloud isn’t without its challenges. Some, such as architecting fail-proof applications, are well documented. But there are others which don’t often get as much attention. One: keeping track of what your company is spending.

Five APIs that developers should know about

Developers have arguably never had it better. A big reason for that:
there are virtually countless APIs that enable developers to build
really cool applications on top of foundations that someone else
invested in laying down.

When it comes to APIs, however, a lot of attention is focused on
popular services that have created platforms that developers can tap in
to. Facebook and Twitter are two of the most prominent, and many developers have cashed in developing on their platforms.