Wish for WordPress and Tumblr
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 10:16 AM by Dave Winer.
  • I love that WordPress and Tumblr have APIs.
  • However, I wish their APIs were callable directly from JavaScript running in the browser.
  • As it stands now, unless I'm missing something, if I want to connect to either service from an app running in the browser, I have to run a proxy server that does nothing more than act as a gateway between my browser-based app and their server.
  • It would be incredibly helpful if they ran that endpoint. They already have to run a server since their apps are entirely server-based.
  • We're trying to keep server load to a minimum in Fargo. It's one thing to deploy a server that provides some visible functionality for users, but this is just getting around a limit in the browser.
  • Over time, more functionality can migrate to the "edge" computer. Smoothing out and optimizing the interface between the browser and the server will help move that process along.
  • Update: It looks like Tumblr has what we're looking for!