May 2014's court decision concerning Google's use of the Java APIs sparked industry contention. The Supreme Court recently met to decide whether or not to review the case.
While the Supreme Court considers the question of API copyrightability in the context of Oracle's lawsuit against Google, a press release raises the question of API patentability.
DBaaS startup Appbase has announced the public launch of the Appbase platform and real-time, events-based database API. The company is aiming to become a "Twilio for databases."
DreamFactory Software's new support for IBM DB2 databases enables developers to invoke legacy data by using REST APIs.
Developers have taken a shine to Apple's Swift programming language, which can be used instead of Objective-C to write iPhone apps.
Suhas Uliyar, vice president of mobile strategy for Oracle, talks about the possible emergence of multiple tiers of cloud computing services across the enterprise in 2015.
Law professor Pamela Samuelson argues that the Oracle v. Google verdict is dangerous for the software industry and undermines historical court decisions.
77 well-known computer scientists have urged the Supreme Court to revisit a court ruling in May that said APIs are entitled to copyright protection.