Below is a quick screencast demonstrating how to take a CSV file and convert it into a powerful, flexible REST API.
I use the following tools in this demo, some of which I have mentioned before:
I haven’t used CouchDB for a project in a while, but I still wonder at its power and utility – for my money, there is no easier way to create a REST API than with CouchDB.
What I think this example demonstrates is that there are an abundance of tools that can be used to create powerful APIs, making it easier and more practical to build solutions with open data.
Find a tool or approach that best fits your technical skills and get hacking!