At SmartBear, we are totally jazzed by so many of the cool software initiatives going on right now. One that particularly strikes our fancy is the Open Data initiative, and how the U.S. Government is jumping into the fray with both feet. If you’re using any of the government APIs in your project, we recommend you treat them as you would any third-party API. What does that mean? Well, for us, it means that the quality of your application is only as good as the quality of the foundation it’s built upon… and that includes the APIs you use to retrieve data.