There's been some interest in making some of the raw data we use in our database available for everyone to use independently, and I'm currently in the process of making that happen... so to anyone who might like to use this, what format would be most accessible / easiest to integrate / etc?
I've already started to add in support for JSON (mostly because of its language / platform friendliness / ease of use) but I'm sure there's some other formats that would work better. XML is toward the top of the list, but from personal experience I know it's a pain to parse and may complicate things for anyone wishing to use it. Exporting as an Excel spreadsheet / PDF document isn't currently at the top of the list, but can certainly be bumped up if there's enough interest
You can see a first taste of the JSON access here, others will accessible similarly: http://glass.frcdb.net/team/1/json
It should work with any team number, and more exported data (event-wide, etc) should be available soon using a similar URL scheme.
Note that this only works on our test site, http://glass.frcdb.net/
. Feel free to comment/offer suggestions on other new things as well -- we're adding support for more years ('09 is almost ready) as well as per-event (and soon to be per-team) wikis and other features to help document FRC.
Thanks for any suggestions!