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Salesforce API Testing with Username-Password Authentication

Expired Access/Refresh Token After wasting frustrated time solving an auth issue, I wanted to post a quick note that some may find helpful: if you’re attempting to test your Salesforce API app against your sandbox instance and getting “expired access/refresh token” errors, make sure to append your sandbox name to the username. For example, if […]

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API Directories

API Directories

In my quest to get the word out about Collabinate, my API for adding Activity Streams to apps, I have started to keep track of lists of APIs, whether it be in a directory or in some other service. I will keep this API directory list updated as I find more. API Directories and API […]

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The API Economy

The API Economy

The Current State of APIs Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time developing an API. It’s RESTful, small, fast, well behaved, follows good design practices, is well documented, and is open sourced. All things that an API should be. But getting into this space has taught me that many APIs are not what they […]

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Client IDs in Multitenant RESTful API URIs

Multitenant RESTful API

Wow, that title is a mouthful of acronyms. In my continuing journey with developing Collabinate, a Multitenant RESTful API for building activity streams, I have come to a place where I need to decide how to route my clients to the correct resource. There is a potential problem because resource identifiers can in theory be duplicated […]

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Back To Java

Back to Java

After over ten years of working full time with .NET, and over five years of not really touching Java at all, I’ve gone back in, and in deep.  The Java world seems to be where all the interesting stuff happens these days, like new languages and NoSQL databases. If you don’t already know, I’m working on […]

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