techsoldaten writes: "Marc Andreesen's social network platform Ning announced sweeping changes to the API for interacting with the platform today, much to the consternation of widget developers and systems integrators. The good news: they're implementing OpenSocial as a primary method for interacting with the platform. The bad news: they shut down access to major portions of their API without giving notice to developers. You can't even download the code you had been working on, despite the fact that code portability had been one of the major selling points of the platform. They're claiming this only impacts a small segment of users; as a member of that small segment, even a day's worth of notice would have been nice."