The Bloomberg API provides free, unrestricted access to raw financial data on current market trades (either real-time or delayed), reference data on historical information, and records of intraday trading. This library allows OSX users to develop their API in Java. As part of their Open Market Data Initiative Bloomberg API libraries are offered under a "free-use" license, which allows unrestricted access to the interface's header files, documentation, and programming examples. Users should note that the OSX libraries are only compatible with OSX 10.7 and later, and can only be used with the Bloomberg Server API and B-Pipe data feed products (not the Desktop API).
As the API Strategy and Practice conference prepares to see API developers, providers and related services descend on San Francisco later this week, the independent startup backed by 1C, AccountingSuite, is still riding the benefits of their participation in API World three weeks ago.
Like many industries, Wall Street is being disrupted by the explosion in information processing technologies. Long established players are looking to leverage the skills of computer scientists and mathematicians by setting up algorithmic trading systems in hopes of gaining a competitive advantage.