Stefan Tilkov's Random Stuff

World Bank "REST" API

Jon Udell reports the Worldbank now has an API, which is very cool.

Sadly, this isn't:

Next, we set the API url to and since we want to retrive a list of countries in the API, we access the wb.countries.get method.

Excuse me while I'm crying.


On September 6, 2008 2:11 PM, Ollie said:

Well, sad, but… where does he claim the API to be restful? ;)

Regards, Ollie

On September 6, 2008 2:41 PM, Stefan Tilkov Author Profile Page said:

Well, where did I claim that they claim so?

That’s beside the point. It’s just sad to see the wasted potential (disclaimer: they might be accidentally RESTful, I haven’t checked).