Trading systems have historically been the province within large financial institutions that as “master of the universe” controlled trillions of dollars in equity. They did this by essentially locking up access to transaction engines and applications that enable most of the trading that takes place on Wall Street and other exchanges across the globe.
Given all the databases that developers usually have to navigate, it’s no wonder that building an enterprise application is often a daunting proposition. Looking to reduce a lot of that complexity, DreamFactory Software is making it possible for developers of mobile computing applications to use an open source RESTful API to access multiple back-end databases via version 1.5 of its back-end-as-a-service (BaaS) software.
Gnip, a social media data aggregation platform and social media API, has announced that the company has added six new social data sources to the Gnip Enterprise Data Collector product. The six public APIs that have been added to the platform include bitly, Instagram, Reddit, Stack Overflow, Panaramio and Plurk.