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4 items tagged “contentapi”


Today’s Guardian, by Phil Gyford. An alternative interface for reading today’s Guardian, built using the new Open Platform Content API and with extensive design notes from creator Phil Gyford.

# 9th June 2010, 11:21 pm / contentapi, design, guardian, newspapers, openplatform, philgyford, recovered

What’s powering the Content API? The new Guardian Content API runs on Solr, scaled using EC2 and Solr replication and with a Scala web service layer sitting between Solr and the API’s end users.

# 24th May 2010, 2:08 pm / apis, contentapi, ec2, guardian, openplatform, scala, scaling, solr, recovered


Tracking UK Liberal Indecency. The mashup I’ve been waiting for: Tom Hume used the Guardian Content API to track swearword usage over time.

# 2nd April 2009, 4:44 pm / contentapi, guardian, mashup, obscenity, swearing, tom-hume

A few notes on the Guardian Open Platform

This morning we launched the Guardian Open Platform at a well attended event in our new offices in Kings Place. This is one of the main projects I’ve been helping out with since joining the Guardian last year, and it’s fantastic to finally have it out in the open.

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