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Find out how to use the Atom APIs provided with IBM® Connections and how to add select IBM Connections applications to third-party products.



Find out how to use the Atom APIs provided with IBM® Connections and how to add select IBM Connections applications to third-party products.


What's new in developing?
Lists the programmatic applications that are new, changed, or deprecated in version 4.5.

Integrating web applications into IBM Connections
IBM Connections provides the ability for third-party application developers to integrate iWidgets into the IBM Connections user interface for use in the Communities, Home page, and Profiles applications.

Integrating IBM Connections into web applications
A subset of the IBM Connections applications can be surfaced in other products programmatically.

IBM Connections APIs
The IBM Connections applications (Activities, Blogs, Bookmarks, Communities, Files, Forums, Profiles, and Wikis) and the IBM Connections Home page all provide application programming interfaces (APIs) that enable you to integrate them with other applications. Using the interfaces, you can programmatically access and update much of the same information that you can access and update through the IBM Connections user interface.

IBM Connections SPIs
IBM Connections provides Service Provider Interfaces (SPIs) that enable third parties to integrate services and function into the IBM Connections product. Unlike the Atom-based APIs, SPIs are typically Java-based and require some deployment and configuration before they can be used.

Reused content for Blogs
This topic is never included in a ditamap and is not published in any format. It is just used as a source of conrefs for other Blogs API topics.