Chris Wood

Chris Wood

Chris Wood is freelance architect, developer and writer based in the UK. He's blogged for Nordic APIs since 2015 and loves to tell a story and use words that show how clever he is ;0) Chris is currently working on Open Banking standards in the UK. Connect with Chris on Twitter.

Posts By: Chris Wood

Bring on the Players: Who Wins in Open Banking?

It’s fair to say that the current noise around Open Banking is almost deafening. We constantly hear about the potential of this new market — driven by APIs — to change financial services by increasing consumer choice, crushing incumbent banks, or making a barrel of cash for a cool startup. Read more

Speaker Interview: Nathan Brock & Rafal Jachimczyk, BBC

We feature Nathan Brock and Rafal Jachimczyk, speakers at the upcoming 2018 Platform Summit.

The Nordic APIs Platform Summit is renowned for its myriad of speakers from different industries and verticals. In advance of our 2018 offering, we sat down with two speakers from media and broadcasting – Nathan Brock, Principal Software Engineer, and Rafal Jachimczyk, Senior Software Engineer – who both work on the API Management team at the BBC. Read more

A Pragmatic Take On REST Anti Patterns

Do you ever have those moments when you’re asked to do something that feels technically wrong? Putting milk in the cup before the tea? (a very British problem admittedly). An overflowing trash can YOU must always empty? We all have our pet peeves — it’s what makes us human. Read more

How Can Consumers Relate To Open Banking?

Open banking has garnered a lot of attention recently. With the introduction of UK open banking and Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) becoming law across the European Union, regulations are fundamentally altering the way banks handle personal data. The movement is also not restricted to Europe, with regulators in the USA having released their intentions in October 2017 on access to bank accounts. Read more

The Evolution of the API Marketplace

People love marketplaces. Offline, at the winter fair or at the souk, marketplaces provide consumers with the ability to browse for the goods they like and haggle over the price. Who doesn’t love a bargain? Online marketplaces like price comparison websites retain this tradition, allowing consumers to find the best deals for insurance, credit cards, and so on. Read more