Scott Chamberlain homo sapien



API for Botanical Information and Ecology Network data

CRAN checks API

API for software check results for the R package distribution network

Fishbase API

API for

USDA plants database API

API for

rOpenSci API

API for packages, citations, etc.

TraitsDB API

API for traits data - very much a work in progress - would love your thoughts at

Full Text DOI API

API for resolving DOIs to full text URLs (if available)

Technologies used

  • All above use the Ruby Sinatra API framework
  • Some use Docker, some do not
  • MySQL or PostgreSQL or SQLite used as the DB
  • Server is always Caddy
  • Redis used for caching for some (other’s don’t have caching)