The Directus Java SDK simplifies interaction with the Directus managed database when building android apps using the Java language. The SDK communicates with the Directus API. Deployment requires Maven installation. It is currently a beta release.
It used to be that integrating data across different applications required an unnatural act involving complicated pieces of middleware. In recent times, accomplishing that act has become easier thanks to lighter-weight middleware based on standard Web services and RESTful APIs. But even still, accomplishing that task still requires the skills of a developer. In contrast, the next revolution in data integration is going to be characterized by business users integrating data across applications on their own at will.
The British government is opening up a wealth of UK government-held non-personal data with the official opening of data.gov.uk. Created with the help of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, data.gov.uk will publish government data using the Resource Description Framework (RDF) data model, making it easily accessible from a wide variety of mashups.