Friday, April 15, 2011
This post is by Anton Lopyrev and Joe Gregorio.
Anton Lopyrev is an Associate Product Manager for Google APIs Infrastructure and was previously a software engineer on Street View. He is a computer graphics enthusiast who is also passionate about product design.
Joe Gregorio is a Software Engineer. In the past four years at Google he's worked on APIs, then Google App Engine, then Google Wave, and now has come full circle and is back working on APIs. -scottk
Over the last several months we have launched a number of tools, such as the Google APIs Explorer and the Google APIs Console, that help you explore Google APIs based on our brand new API infrastructure and manage your API access directly in your browser. However, most of the day-to-day usage of the APIs is still via client libraries in various programming languages.
Today, we are announcing a major milestone for one of the Google APIs client libraries. The Google APIs Client Library for Python has officially reached Beta. This means that we're comfortable enough with the stability and features of the library that we'd like you to start building real production applications on top of it and send us your feedback. Client libraries in other languages are soon to follow.
If you are interested in getting more familiar with our new client libraries, we hope to see you at the “Introduction to Google APIs” lecture at I/O Bootcamp and the “Life of a Google API Developer” session at Google I/O, where you can chat with the developers of the libraries face-to-face.