Social API – Tag Patterns and other optimization thoughts

Generally, I find developers implementing scenarios, such as “As a User, I need to iterate over X Social API, so I can find the right content.”  The scenario implies that the social metadata is included, however many developers iterate over the entries in the feeds to discover the Tag metadata.  If you read the documentation […]

Swagger Enumerations in YAML

Recently, I have been spending time looking at the Swagger 2.0 Specification.  There XML representation and Enumerations are tricky.  Here is an example of a Swagger Enumeration in YAML. You can test the YAML https://gist.githubusercontent.com/prb112/59b9cb4ad3d2df19911c/raw/7db2a16b353d8dde5bb3743001f46f7b67b6c431/enumeration.yaml at http://petstore.swagger.io/#!/default/get_demo    

Updated the API Explorer

If you have used the IBM Connections Cloud API Explorer, you notice the new Bootstrap based theme and consistent menu.  The API Explorer is still the same with new menus and top nav look and feel and a consistent Font. The default page is focused on the Explorer page. I updated the Playground with a […]

Watson’s New Bluemix Services – Text and Speech

I, and other members on my team, have been using IBM Bluemix to build out services, samples and demonstrations.  You might have seen those features in the Opening General Session at IBM ConnectEd and at Miguel Estrada’s presentation – AD202: Build Your Own Apps in Minutes Leveraging IBM Bluemix and IBM Connections. As a developer, […]

IBM ConnectED 2015 – Day Three Questions

Day 3 in Orlando started early – pre first cup of coffee for some of my team.  I joined <a href=”https://twitter.com/russodesigns”>Joe Russo</a>, <a href=”https://twitter.com/miguelestrada”>Miguel Estrada</a>, <a href=”https://twitter.com/tx_kg”>Kirti Gani</a> and <a href=”https://twitter.com/vijfrancis”>Vijay Francis</a> at the IBM Connections Developers ChalkTalk. The ChalkTalk was very well attended for 7:00 AM on the last day of the conference – […]