Thursday, December 28, 2006

Google Gets Dirty, Takes Away Soap

Google has decide to discontinue access to their SOAP API. If you are already using it you can still continue to access it, but by not issuing new keys, they are effectively killing their support.

They've made a token effort by suggesting you use the AJAX API, but that is hardly the same thing as everyone knows. The AJAX API hardly even qualifies an a real API, it is more just a widget you can add to your pages.

The do have some other interesting APIs, but it seems like they are starting to close off access to their core data. Interesting to wonder what that might portend, eh?

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