Some thoughts on the strategy of retiring projects and how we look back at our work on the new tools page.Continue reading
The 12 Days of APIs
‘Tis the season for application programming interfaces. Sunlight is in a festive mood. Not only are we hosting a pretty... View ArticleContinue reading
House Revamps Floor Feed
Yesterday, the House of Representatives massively improved its feed of live updates from the House floor. The House Clerk has been hosting a live floor feed for a long time, but this update breaks out related bills and votes more cleanly, adds times down to the second for each update, and drastically cleans up the HTML of the page.
But most wonderfully, the cleaner HTML doesn't really matter, because they also turned on a live XML feed.Continue reading
Success Has Many Parents, Colleagues and Friends – Thank You!
This week marks the fifth anniversary of the Sunlight Foundation. It is exciting to reflect on how far we’ve come,... View ArticleContinue reading
The Real Time Congress API
Today we're making available the Real Time Congress API, a service we've been working on for several months, and will be continuing to expand.
The Real Time Congress API (RTC) is a RESTful API over the artifacts of Congress, kept up to date in as close to real time as possible. It consists of several live feeds of data, available in JSON or XML. These feeds are filterable and sortable and sliceable in all sorts of different ways, and you can read the docs to see how.
RTC replaces and deprecates the Drumbone API, which is no longer recommended for use.Continue reading
It Was A Very Good Year
Sunlight hasn’t been around nearly as long as that song — it was first recorded in 1961 and we opened... View ArticleContinue reading