ArrowDB Connector Dev & Production Environments

When you create an API Builder project you will find that the ArrowDB Connector is installed in your project. If you don’t find it already installed, you can always install it from the command line using the following command: appc install connector/appc.arrowdb Behind the scenes, when you created the API Builder project, an ArrowDB noSQL […]

API Builder Spreadsheet Import

Currently API Builder does not provide a means of importing data into a model from a spreadsheet. For example, if you have an ArrowDB model and want to populate it with data from a spreadsheet, you need to manually populate the data via POST API calls. In this blog post, we’ll discuss one method of […]

Axway API Builder Twilio Connector – Getting Started

Twilio is a developer platform for communications. Software teams use Twilio API to add capabilities like voice, video, and messaging to their applications. For example, if you’d like to add SMS-based two-factor authentication to your application, you may use Twilio to send SMS. In a prior blog post, Adam Armstrong described a Titanium library for […]

API Builder: Facebook Chatbot Example

In a prior post, we described how to use API Builder to implement a Twitter Bot that posted tweets, retweeted and also followed anyone that followed the bot. In this blog post, we describe how to use API Builder to create a Facebook chatbot. A Facebook chatbot can be used to engage employees or clients […]

API Builder: Twitter Bot Example

A bot is a device or piece of software that can execute commands, reply to messages, or perform routine tasks, such as online searches, either automatically or with minimal human intervention. A Twitter Bot, for example, can automatically post tweets on a topic, retweet similar posts (e.g. based on hashtag searches) and follow other accounts […]

Using Faker for Mock Data

In a prior post, we discussed how to use mock data for your API. This post describes how to use faker in an API Builder Custom API to provide mock data for your application developers, so they can proceed with their work while you build out your backend and API infrastructure. In this post, I […]

Arrow Builder Debugging Tip – ngrok Secure Tunnel to localhost

During the development of Arrow Builder APIs, you are often running and debugging your Arrow Builder project locally on your machine prior to publishing. This development flow makes it convenient for debugging, as you have immediate and instantaneous access to console logging. However, accessing your APIs from a local mobile device or a remote mobile […]

Host Your Alexa Skill Service on AMPLIFY using API Builder, Part 2

In my Part 1 post, I described how easy it is to host an Alexa Skill Service on AMPLIFY using API Builder. I used a Custom API to handle the POST API request from the Alexa Skill Interface, and then created a JSON reply that contained the text that the Amazon Echo spoke back to […]


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