It started in the summer of 2012. At the time, Oracle was claiming it held a copyright on JAVA, including the APIs (application programming interfaces) that Google had kept as part of the implementation of Android. Never mind that the code behind the Android APIs was completely rewritten. Oracle wanted protection for the APIs themselves.
On Friday 8 June, Copenhagen Economics unveiled its latest study, co-commissioned by the Developers Alliance, on “Jobs in Apps: Mobile Economy in the Nordics. A Catalyst for Economic Growth”.
The study was presented at the IT University of Copenhagen to a room full of tech entrepreneurs, students, developers, and policy-makers.
News from this year’s annual developer conferences, highlighted by Google I/O and Facebook’s F8, have created even more buzz than usual. These events are regularly replete with awe inspiring new products, killer apps, and innovative approaches, but this year feels different. It’s not just the conferences or the companies. It’s the scope and the scale of software powered products. Software appears to be eating the world…again.