API and open-sourcing Cloudworks - volunteers needed!

I'm going to be back working on the Cloudworks site in May. The next two big projects for us are an API for the site and making the code open-source.

Cloudworks API

During June we are planning to work on a private alpha version of an API.  We want to get this right, so if you are interested in giving feedback on draft documentation or trying out an early version then get in touch. The first version will be read-only although we plan to extend it in the future to include functionality that includes authentication.

Open-sourcing Cloudworks

We've had a lot of interest in an open-source version of Cloudworks. The provisional plan is for me to work on making the code open-source during July. I'd love to hear from anybody who is interesting in installing their own version of Cloudworks or even contributing to further development of the code. In particular, it would be really useful to have a few people test out the installation and configuration instructions. The code runs using PHP and MySQL.

You can contact me via cloudworks@open.ac.uk for either of these. Look forward to hearing from you!

  Posted by Juliette Culver on 7 April 2010

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