Community: Open Source Web APIsJul 15, 2004, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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Open Source Nutch-based search engine ObjectsSearch.com has released a beta version of a new service that allows software developers to incorporate ObjectsSearch's capabilities into their own applications.
Called ObjectsSearch Web APIs (application programming interfaces), the developer's kit provides documentation and sample code for using the service for Java.
With the ObjectsSearch Web APIs service, software developers can query ObjectsSearch index from their own computer programs.
ObjectsSearch uses the SOAP and WSDL standards so a developer can program in his or her favorite environment - such as Java, Perl,or Visual Studio .NET.
ObjectsSearch is attempting to extend its reach into the application development market by allowing developers to experiment freely with its search technology.
Services are being offered in beta form so that the company can obtain feedback from developers.