This Java library allows Linux OS users to develop with the Bloomberg API. 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. As part of their Open Market Data Initiative the Java library is offered under a "free-use" license, which allows unrestricted access to the interface's header files, documentation, and programming examples. Extensive documentation, including code examples, is available in the Developer Documentation and at the API website. Note that the Linux libraries are only available for the Bloomberg Server API and B-Pipe data feed products and cannot be used with the desktop API.
What do online retailing and selling web infrastructure services have in common? It's a good question and one that Om Malik posed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at last week's D6 Conference in this very good, impromptu video interview.
Option trading can be quite a tricky business, and an investor can spend countless hours sifting through reams of un-impressive trade options before coming across any good ones. PowerOptions is an online options information and trading site that exists to make the process of option investing a lot less laborious and time consuming, and in effect, more lucrative. PowerOptions' API provides a simple solution for interacting with the company's patented suite of tools.
Walk through any shopping mall food court and you’re bound to be offered a free sample from at least one of the restaurants. The taster is such a staple of mall marketing for one simple reason: it just plain works. This tactic has been borrowed with success by software-as-a-service (and even downloadable software) companies and as such is also common with API Products.