This C/C++ library for Solaris operating systems is intended to be used 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 library is offered under a "free-use" license, which allows unrestricted access to the interface's header files, documentation, and programming examples. Developers should note that this Solaris library is not compatible with the Bloomberg Professional terminal (Desktop API). It is only compatible with Bloomberg Server API and B-Pipe data feed products.
IG, a world leader in CFD, financial spread betting, and forex, has opened up its web API to the public through the IG Labs initiative. Access to the API will allow developers to integrate IG’s internal functions with existing systems or build trading applications.
When we first looked at the fastest growing API categories of recent years, Financial and Payments both made the list. We've seen a number of signals that there is great interest in API related to Finance so we decided to take a deeper look at the category's growth this month.