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If you're a developer looking to supplement your own data tools and services, this concise ebook covers the most useful sources of public data available today. You’ll find useful information on APIs that offer broad coverage, tie their data to the outside world, and are either accessible online or feature downloadable bulk data. You'll also find code and helpful links.

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On Jun 24 Tony Dunsworth wrote:
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On Apr 19 John Sharp wrote: Data Source Handbook - APIs and More
This new book from O'Reilly Media, written by a former Apple engineer, Pete Warden, is a catalog of code for connecting to publicly available APIs for all kinds of sites. Full Review  >

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On Mar 21 Rob Dawson wrote: Data Source Handbook By Pete Warden
This is a short eye opening book on the data and apis that are freely available on the web. Full Review  >

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On Mar 18 Kiatikun Luangkesorn wrote: Book Review: Data Sources Handbook by Pete Warden
While this bills itself as covering 'the most useful sources of public data available today" and that "You'll find useful information on APIs" what this really is a sampling of a small number (57) sources and an example of its… Full Review  >

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On Mar 1 Shawn Day wrote: A Handy Guide to Public Data Sources
The Data Source Handbook by Pete Warden provides a concise and handy guide to some of the main sources of public data accessible on the web today. It's a very short book of 40 pages. This in itself does not stand against the book. These sources are rapidly changing and compiling and committing an exhaustive survey to a printed volume would damn it to almost instant obsolescence. Full Review  >

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On Mar 1 John Brady wrote: Data Source Handbook
The Data Source Handbook is a *very* short book with ideas for using APIs to extract data from various web sites. This is definitely a book for developers only, as a knowledge of JSON, XML, scripting languages and utilities like curl are assumed. While reading through the book generated some… Full Review  >

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On Mar 1 David Paccoud wrote: A list of API
This book propose a list of API to access data on the web. A great resource to create mashups. Full Review  >

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On Feb 21 Doron Katz wrote: Short but useful
A concise reference 'cookbook' guide for developers who want to integrate 'free' public data into their website or application, Pete Warden provides a guide to the APIs. The organisation of the book is quite logical, based on the subject of data you want to work with, such as websites, services, information on names of people, search APIs, and so on. Full Review  >

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On Feb 19 Antonis Ventouris wrote: Data Source Handbook
There’s a simple word describing this book: toolbox. The Data Source Handbook is a great source of free APIs for a great number of different applications – with only one drawback: size. The book starts by offering a simple categorization, that helps the reader find his way through the 57… Full Review  >

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On Feb 18 Jeffery Rine wrote: Data Source Handbook
Data Source Handbook is a quick reference guide written for developers that work with open data API's. This will be a valuable resource for web programmers. Continue reading → Full Review  >

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On Feb 10 Rafael Flores wrote: Review of Data Source Handbook by Pete Warden
If you ever need a quick and short guide on web data sources that can be used (mostly) in any application to give it “top value”, this is the book for you. Full Review  >

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On Feb 7 Romin Irani wrote: My Review of Data Source Handbook
Originally submitted at O’Reilly Handy guide to Open Data APIs By iRomin from Mumbai, India on 2/7/2011   4out of 5 Pros: Concise, Easy to understand, Helpful examples Cons: Endpoints might change Best Uses: Intermediate, Novice, Student Describe Yourself: Developer The Data Source handbook by Pete Warden is a short… Full Review  >

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