Posts Tagged REST

Yahoo Geocoding Libary for Bungee Connect

My latest contribution to the Share, our BCDN shared code repository, is a library that wraps the Yahoo Geocoding API.

Yahoo provides an excellent API for getting the latitudes and longitudes of US-based addresses, which is an extremely helpful service for anyone working with the GoogleMap control in Bungee Connect. With the library now available, you can include the code in your own Bungee Connect solutions and use a single, simple function to get lats and longs for an address.

If you import the library into a new solution, you can simulate the example application in it to test the library. Since importing provides you with my complete source code, this also makes a good resource for understanding how to call a RESTful web service and convert its response into objects using our restUtility helper class.

In order to use the library, follow these steps in Bungee Connect:

  1. Either create a new solution, or open an existing solution.
  2. Select the solution in the Solution Explorer. (It’s the top-level container.)
  3. Click the Modify Dependencies button.
  4. In the Modify Dependencies dialog, click the Share tab.
  5. Locate YahooGeocodingAPI and add it to you list of imports.
  6. Select Import so that you can to look through the source code and run the sample app.

Once you have done that, the project notes will come up and explain how to use the library further.

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Twitter Library for Bungee Connect now available

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I just released a new library and example app using the Twitter API. You can import it from Libraries in the Example Code section of the home tab inside Bungee Connect. As my wife and co-workers can attest, building this library turned me into a Twitter junkie. Read the rest of this entry »

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Free White Paper: The Next Evolution in Web Apps: Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

With more and more discussion occurring around the concept of Platform as a Service (PaaS), developers, IT and business managers are doing their fair share of head scratching, trying to understand the business value and benefits of a cloud-based approach to develop, test, deploy, host, and maintain online applications in a single, integrated in-the-cloud environment. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Video – How to Import and Run WideLens, View and Export the WideLens Database

In this new WideLens video we introduce Josh, one of two devs who worked on the Bungee Connect reference calendaring application, who shows Ted a few more tips and tricks for Bungee developers interested in experimenting with the Bungee-powered app, covering:

  • How to import WideLens project into a new solution (and what’s actually happening in the background when importing the project)
  • How to run your instance of WideLens via simulate within the Bungee builder
  • Creating an account in your version of WideLens
  • Viewing your instance of the WideLens MySQL database via the SQL Console
  • How to export the WideLens database schema so you can use your own MySQL database

Bungee Connect WideLens Video - How to Import and Run WideLens, and View the WideLens Database

More videos to come. In the meantime, you can go to the WideLens developer page at the Bungee Connect wiki where you can find all the links to the various resources we’re putting together.

Alex Barnett, VP Community

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Webcast – Extending WideLens – Feb 21, 12pm MST

Please join us for a WebEx session where we will provide an technical overview of the Bungee Connect‘s new reference application, WideLens, and discuss how the WideLens reference app was extended to display a Salesforce.com custom event.

Topic: Bungee Connect Webcast – Extending WideLens (60 minutes)

  • A Developer’s Introduction to WideLens Reference Application (Brad Hintze)
  • Extending the WideLens Reference App with Salesforce.com Custom Events (Dave Nielsen)
  • Questions and Answers (Brad Hintze)

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2008
Time: 12:00 pm, Mountain Standard Time (GMT -07:00, Denver )

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To join the online meeting, see details at the BCDN Forum (you must have a Bungee Connect developer account to enter the BCDN Forum) :

Look forward to seeing you there.

Alex Barnett
VP Community, Bungee Labs

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Extending the WideLens Reference App

It’s been a big day for us, with news of:

About WideLens

In this post, I want to focus on the new WideLens reference application from a Bungee developer’s standpoint – why we built it and how Bungee developers can modify and extend the Bungee reference application for their own purposes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Defining Platform-As-A-Service, or PaaS

There is an increasing level of discussion and activity around the topic Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)–and more recently Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS).On the SaaS side of things, there have been some notable successes in the areas of CRM-as-a-service, computing-as-a-service and storage-as-a-service. These are just a few examples of data, functionality and hardware as services over the network. These individual offerings represent the next logical evolution of software and computing in the cloud. Read the rest of this entry »

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