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 […]

Tech Tutorial: API Builder

In this Tech Tutorial, Principal Architect Darren Mason provides a hands-on introduction to API Builder (formerly Arrow). The video highlights how to model data and create APIs to use with your app. Darren also extends the To Do app example used in our two previous Tech Tutorials to demonstrate how you can use API Builder […]

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 API Development with Cloud9

The Arrow Builder API development flow is to develop, run and test your APIs on your local machine using your favorite text editor and the command line. When your API is ready for deployment, you then publish your Arrow project to the Appcelerator cloud (Public, VPC or on-prem). Cloud9 combines a powerful online code editor […]

Arrow Composite Model POST

Currently in Arrow Builder, create (e.g. POST), is not supported for Composite models. However, using a pre-block we can support the POST (and UPDATE) request and implement any transaction logic required. Take an employee model: var Arrow = require(‘arrow’); var Model = Arrow.createModel(’employee’, { fields: { fname: { type: String }, lname: { type: String […]

Using an Arrow API Mockup to Remove Development Bottlenecks

Your mobile app developers are starting a project and need access to an API. However, you’re not ready to develop the API. Perhaps the backend data source is not deployed yet or your API development team is tied up with other projects. You also would like to avoid too much rework, so whatever you create […]

Arrow Builder API Server Sizing using Load Testing

So, you’ve designed and tested your Arrow Builder Project (APIs) and are ready to publish it. What size container should you choose? Small, Medium, Large, XLarge? How many servers should you deploy? The answer depends on the complexity of the project as well as the load that will be placed on the APIs. For example, […]

Facebook Graph API v2.0

During the recent F8 Developers Conference, Facebook announced their API v2.0, and with this, the deprecation of API v1.0. This means that by April 30th, 2015, any Appcelerator app using Facebook services needs to be updated. Our SDK is ready and you can start testing your app with the new Facebook modules. To start testing […]
 
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