Node Photo Gallery Tutorial

We recently published a tutorial on how to build a production-ready photo gallery web service using Node.JS and Dropbox.

In the step-by-step guide, you’ll learn about all the technologies required to implement a web service that will allow you to nicely display images stored in your Dropbox account in a photo gallery.  We cover topics such as authentication to Dropbox via OAuth, app folder access Dropbox permissions, photo rendering using a JavaScript library called Galleria, and code deployment on Heroku for production. 

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Announcing the v1 to v2 migration guide

UPDATE JUNE 29, 2016 This post now has been updated to include new information about open issues.

Developers, it’s time to start migrating your apps to API v2. To help with this transition, today we’ve published a migration guide that will take you through all of the changes you’ll need to make to get your app running on API v2.

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Try out Dropbox Business endpoints in .NET

Want to see the Dropbox Business API in action? We’ve built a .NET sample app that shows you how to link to Dropbox business teams, and use the activity endpoints to get statistics about the members. Check it out in our .NET GitHub repo, here!

This simple dashboard offers a visual overview of some of the team data that Dropbox endpoints expose. Using the Team member file access permission level, data on team information, team daily active users, distinct apps that team members have linked, shared folders with activity in the last week and team member rosters,

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Announcing the Dropbox API v2 Explorer

It was a dark and stormy night. Wolves howled at the full moon as all the village slept — all except for our protagonist, who stared into their computer monitor, switching between API docs and their terminal. As they reread the documentation, they had an idea, and excitedly typed in a command. But it responded with yet another syntax error. Our protagonist felt like cURLing up into a ball.

Our protagonist dreamed that, one day, there might be a tool to help developers like them. Maybe even a GUI. One day, they could use it to painlessly get an OAuth2 token.

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Migrating user access tokens from the Sync SDK to the Core SDK

The Sync API is being deprecated, and we recommend switching to the Core API. To avoid users having to reauthorize your app when you make the switch, you’ll want to extract the access tokens stored by the Sync API and reuse them.

This post shows you how to get the OAuth access tokens stored by the Sync SDK and use them with the Core SDK. For more on how OAuth works with Dropbox, check out this handy guide.

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A guide to getting started with OAuth

A common sticking point for developers when they begin using the Dropbox API is how to properly authorize users using OAuth. Dropbox uses OAuth 2, an open standard, to handle connecting apps to users’ Dropbox accounts.

To help developers get started, we just published the Dropbox API OAuth guide, covering OAuth and user authorization in general. Check it out and let us know what you think, either here in the comments or on the Dropbox API development forum.

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