Join us at the Wix Developer’s Lounge on Wednesday, May 13 for a panel on How to Leverage Media for Your Startup. Leah Culver from Dropbox, Matthew Makai from Twilio, and David Zuckerman from Wix will discuss the ways in which startups can use media, such as photos, videos, and audio to enhance their apps.
Here’s the details:
How to Leverage Media for Your Startup
Wednesday, May 13th
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Wix Developer’s Lounge – 500 Terry A Francois Boulevard, San Francisco, CA
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Hope to see you there!
HTTP-based APIs often encode arguments as URL path and query parameters. For example, a call to the Dropbox API’s filename search endpoint might look like:
While URL encoding seems fine for simple examples, using JSON might have some advantages.
URL paths are complicated
In the example above, the first “+” is a literal plus sign because it’s in the URL. The second “+” represents a space because it’s in the URL query component. It’s easy to confuse the two since the encoding rules are mostly the same and sometimes the library functions are name something ambiguous like “urlencode”.
A few months ago, we patched a minor security vulnerability in our Android Core and Sync/Datastore SDKs. While most popular apps have already updated their Android SDKs, we’d like to ask all our Android developers to update their apps to use Core API Android SDK v1.6.3 or Sync/Datastore Android SDK v3.1.2.
For users to be affected by this vulnerability, they would’ve needed to:
- Use an affected app on an Android device
- Not have the Dropbox for Android app installed, and
- Visit a specially-crafted malicious page with their Android web browser targeting that app,
Today we’re happy to announce our new Groups feature for Dropbox for Business, and new API endpoints for Groups.
With the new Groups feature, Dropbox for Business team admins can create and manage lists of team members and give them access to specific folders. With the new Groups API endpoints, you can build tools to better manage teams and group membership and can integrate with existing IT user management systems, such as Active Directory or LDAP.
We’ve added Dropbox for Business API endpoints for listing existing groups, creating and deleting groups,
I spent the weekend at BattleHack LA, a hackathon put on by Braintree, and I had a great time working with a number of teams who integrated Dropbox into their projects. From car alarms to auctions to a tool that helps blind people run, I saw a lot of interesting Dropbox integrations. The team I ultimately chose to win the Dropbox category was Droplock: a tool that helps you when someone steals your laptop.
The Droplock team is depicted above. From left to right: Israel Torres, Brandon Whitney,
We spend a lot of time thinking about web API design, and we learn a lot from other APIs and discussion with their authors. In the hopes that it helps others, we want to share some thoughts of our own. In this post, we’ll discuss the limitations of the HTTP GET method and what we decided to do about it in our own API.
As a rule, HTTP GET requests should not modify server state. This rule is useful because it lets intermediaries infer something about the request just by looking at the HTTP method.