What does the prospect of a $9 billion payout get you? Apparently, one long legal challenge that, despite various twists and turns, has come out in Oracle's favor. I've been dubious that an API design could be copyrighted. But I'm also not a lawyer. A federal court has ruled the Google has done damage to Oracle by copying the Java interface. It is a ridiculous claim; I would argue that Java is as popular as ever largely because of Google's Android operating system. But here we are.
But that isn't all. I also cover an interesting hypermedia manifesto and four common misconceptions of REST. There's also a whirlwind recap of API fallout after the Facebook fiasco.
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