Nelson on the Google API

Nelson’s demoing the Google API and running through the process whereby it came into being. (Unfortunately, he’s speaking opposite Meg, which makes me sad.) He’s just getting into the SOAP versus REST holywar, and doing a nice job of tapdancing around the battle-lines (he started by showing a Google Smackdown of SOAP and REST). He’s giving the impression that it was a bit of a putsch to get Google to open the API, and surprising, the Slashdot leak of the API plan helped him make his case with his boss: “See! People want this!” Link Discuss