Posts Tagged: tech

Oracle Vs. Google: How To Protect an API From Legal Snags

Over the past couple of years, Oracle has been seeking $8.8 billion in damages for Google’s use of Java in Android. If you’ve taken a look at any tech websites or the finance section of a newspaper in the past couple of years, then there’s a good chance you already know that. Read more

How APIs Are Streamlining Healthcare

Managing healthcare records can be a painful experience, for both patients and doctors. Though extensive medical records are kept on patients to be made available to new caregivers, accessing them is not always an easy process.

In the UK, records are held digitally (usually General Practice (GP) records) yet some are still written by hand (details of hospital visits, etc.). Read more

Automated Fact Checking: The Holy Grail of Political Communication

We are in the midst of a tech revolution. It seems machines are rapidly replacing and outsmarting humans in every arena; algorithms can now translate foreign languages in real-time, protect nuclear reactors in outer space — there’s even an API that translates your words into pirate-speak (FINALLY!) Yet, this year more than ever, one surprising limitation of technology will be outlined. Read more

10 Continuous Integration Tools to Spur API Development

Software development these days is about iterating fast, and releasing often. In the 10 years since Martin Fowler wrote his original paper, continuous integration has become a cornerstone of the software development process. It is a fundamental part of Agile development (being one of the core tenants of Extreme Programming) and has helped to spawn organizational change with the creation of the DevOps approach to application development. Read more

FinTech and APIs: Making the Bank Programmable

With negative public connotation still ringing after the Global Financial Crisis, banking institutions are usually portrayed as monoliths, slow to change even amidst obsolescence and new technological advances. This won’t be for long, as the FinTech sector is becoming increasingly open and programmable. Read more