I’m currently creating a version of Gatherer, the engine behind http://nerdlynews.32hours.com, in an uncoupled micro-service based design. It’s going pretty smoothly, and the benefits of creating and internally consuming an API are pretty obvious. It’s interesting how fast development starts moving after getting some API functionality up and running. I’m starting work on the bit that will be choosing what is interesting, and I’m using the chance to expand the knowledge base and the way I use it to choose what’s interesting in the news. I have pretty high hopes already that the results are going to be noticeably better.