This Python library allows users to develop using 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 Python library is offered under a "free-use" license, which allows unrestricted access of 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 use with the Server API and B-Pipe data feed products and can't be used with the Desktop API.
Waiters like to work in pricey restaurants serving wealthy patrons because they are able to pay for high class service. That's also why you see so many professionals in the banking industry: it pays to work for people with money. Xignite took note of this and decided to become the Maitre'd of information to the financial industry. With more than 3.5 Billion calls per month to its Xignite APIs, it is doing a fine job of it, as well.
“Catch Them Young” is a time tested principle and the latest API contest to hit town, the TradeKing Campus Challenge wants undergraduate business and tech students to come together, use its TradeKing API in innovative ways and win prizes. TradeKing is an online stock and options broker, that provides an API to manage trading activity, access to market data and account management.