The Zacks Data Java SDK by Jim Moores aims to be a complete resource to interact with the API features of financial analysis, earnings and trends. Available at a website named Quandl4j, developers can find design principles, release notes, tutorial, documentation, roadmap, contribution, community, versioning, bugs, and copyright.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Financial, Messaging, and Insurance. Highlights include the Bestow API for life insurance quotes and sales, and several APIs for Barclays financial services and banking. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
While we typically associate API trading with big brokerages or hedge funds running high-frequency arbitrage strategies, in reality, it's a broader market with many more opportunities for entry than most people think. API trading involves executing trades that are generally placed by an algorithm.
In a relatively short time, the Stripe API has become a popular choice amongst developers wanting to incorporate payments into their apps. While its simple documentation and quick setup have received most of the attention, it's also a robust platform. Among the features that have endeared it to developers are events, which use webhooks to update apps on incidents of note.