April 27, 2016
Single purpose API
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March 3 saw the unscheduled maintenance of the Clash Of Clans servers. Problem is, it seems that some API issues arose at the same time. Could it be linked?
As Google and Oracle ready themselves for yet another court appearance in their ongoing copyright dispute, Google announced it will no longer rely on proprietary Oracle Java APIs for future versions of Android. Alternatively, Google will use Oracle's open-source version (OpenJDK) moving forward.
Quandl Founder Tammer Kamel wants to create a new Wikipedia for Numeric Data. Quandl has built a sort of "universal data parser" which has thus far parsed about 2.8 million datasets without anything from any data publisher. As long as they spit out data somehow (excel, text file, blog post, xml, api, etc) the "Q-bot" can slurp it up. The result is quandl.com as sort of "search engine" for numerical data. Quandl's bot returns data in a totally standard format. The idea with Quandl is that you can find data fast, and it is ready to use.