In computer programming, an application programming interface (API) is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. read more at WikiPedia

  •   I am  currently in the process of  moving all my open source project (7!) in CVS Head to the latest Joomla API 1.1.X. I've tried to summarize in the following table some conversion rules

    In Joomla 1.0.Xhas to be converted in Joomla 1.1.XWhere
    JMenuBar::startTable();PHP code
    defined('_VALID_MOS') or die('Direct Access to this location is not allowed.');defined( '_JEXEC' ) or die( 'Restricted access' );PHP code
    require_once( $mainframe->getPath( 'toolbar_html' ) );require_once( JApplicationHelper::getPath( 'toolbar_html' ) );PHP code
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
    <mosinstall type="component" version="1.0.0">
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
    <install type="component" version="1.0.0">
    Installer XML file
    More to come...

    Bad news
    • New code wont work in Joomla 1.0.X or latest
    • New code wont work in Mambo 4.X or latest

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    The latest release of the Java™ platform includes a number of new system monitoring and management features. In this article, three developers from the IBM Java Technology Centre team up to get you started using this API. After a quick overview of thejava.lang.management package, they guide you through a number of short practical scenarios to probe the performance of a running JVM.
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  • Especially if you would like to develop a web OS tablet a la Palm PRE WebOS, or game based on environment. See here a Mario Kart game based on this new orientation API. Unfortunately only some modern Mac book and Lenovo ThinkPad have the sensor..

    Original post at http://hacks.mozilla.org/2009/10/orientation-for-firefox/

    Documentation Device orientation documentation