Topic: apis

The big business of APIs

When was the last time you dropped off a roll of film to be developed at the local drug store or supermarket? Walgreens software developers were sure there was a way to get people to come back in to pick up pictures again. But the competition was removing its photo development in the face of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 24, 2014—IBM Watson to help military community, Hortonworks and HP’s Big Data partnership

IBM’s Watson to help military community IBM and USAA, a financial services provider for the military community, have announced that the cognitive capabilities of IBM’s Watson supercomputer will now be available to military men and women as they transition to civilian life. USAA will be offering members IBM’s Watson Engagement Advisor in a pilot that … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 1, 2014

News from Linux’s automotive project, as well as Microsoft API and anti-malware efforts … continue reading

Appeals court ruling could break most software

Oracle vs. Google lawsuit results in finding that copying API behaviors is a breach of copyright law … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Judge finds Oracle entitled to copyright protection for Java APIs

Google takes a big blow as a superior court reverses the findings of a lower one … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Trust, maybe verify, maybe not

For smaller companies, they must use code that they can’t verify themselves, leading to risky situations … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Open up your APIs!

APIs need to be compelling and easy to use to get developers on board … continue reading

Marvel releases API for developers

Developers can integrate comic data into apps, using JSON and W3C CORS … continue reading

Five predictions for the 2014 API economy

Expect to see app-specific APIs proliferate this year, among other things … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Oracle revives claim that Google’s API uses violated patents

Oracle is appealing last year’s ruling that Google’s use of its APIs did not constitute patent and copyright infringement … continue reading

SD Times Blog: From SOA to API, it’s all about services

As WS-* standards have fallen out of favor, SOA companies have reset their sights on Web-accessible interfaces … continue reading

SD Times Blog: API Commons allows developers to share APIs under Creative Commons licenses

Developers can clearly and easily declare which parts of their APIs can be reused, avoiding legal trepidation … continue reading Protection Status