Google releases Web APIs

Google has unveiled the Web APIs service which will allow developers to search google from their code. It uses SOAP to achieve this so almost anyone using their choice of languages can make great use of the APIs. Developers can issue search requests to Google's index of over 2 billion Web pages and receive results as structured data; access information in the Google cache; and check the spelling of words. Google Web APIs support the same search syntax as the Google.com site.

Within hours of releasing, samples were available in a host of languages. So cool!