→ Tumblr API Changes Lock Out MarsEdit

Daniel Jaikut explains the problems he’s going through trying to talk to the Tumblr API. This comes around the same time as his comments that MarsEdit will not be able to post to SquareSpace 6 due to changes in the SquareSpace API. To me, these kind of API changes that are not communicated to developers of third party clients is one of the major problems with using one of these all inclusive blogging and hosting providers.1] Though people may complain about the hassles of self-hosting on WordPress, I have a high level of confidence that an open source project like WordPress.org will continue to support an API.

  1. I wonder if anyone who gets sponsorships from SquareSpace, who has previously talked about how awesome MarsEdit is, will point out that the new SquareSpace 6 does not support MarsEdit.