Josh Sager

Published 19 Sep 2016 by Josh Sager

Redesigning Endpoints, Creating Linodes with Backup Service, and Rebuilding Linodes

It’s interesting how some of the biggest challenges we sometimes face as programmers have nothing to do with programming. Creating great products takes us beyond the ones and zeros and requires us to think more like “normal” people. How will it be used? How can we make it better? Can we solve the age-old problem of making a product easier for our customers and still maintain good design principles at the same time?

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Will Smith

Published 31 Aug 2016 by Will Smith

Taking Risks - API Labels and Prefixes Rollback

Part of the intention behind development of the Linode API v4 Public Alpha has been to try new ideas and get feedback before customers are dependant on the API for their day-to-day work. This gives us the freedom to take risks we would otherwise shy away from without fear of long-term consequences if they didn’t pan out. If we didn’t end up rolling back at least once experimental feature, we would have missed the whole point and I wouldn’t be writing a blog post like this. But we took a risk - and missed. So, with a heavy heart, I must announce a rollback and confirm that we have removed “labels” from most endpoints in the API.

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Drew DeVault

Published 17 Aug 2016 by Drew DeVault

Connecting our API to Redux with higher-order functions

In our work on the new Linode Manager, we’ve put some effort into finding reusable ways to manage information from our API with the Manager’s Redux store. We ended up building a module that uses higher order functions to generate Redux reducers and action creators for this purpose.

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Josh Sager

Published 14 Aug 2016 by Josh Sager

IP Addresses in the Alpha API

In our latest development rollout of the Alpha API, we’ve started adding networking capabilities, beginning with public and private IPs for your Linodes. This means both IP types will soon be available in the new Linode Manager sometime in the near future.

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William Smith

Published 26 Jul 2016 by William Smith

API Alpha Label Rollout

After two more weeks of brain power and coffee, we have another fresh batch of updates for the API V4 Alpha! This time around we’ve put a lot of effort into rolling out labels for the majority of resources that didn’t use them, as well as some bug fixes and assorted improvements. We’ve also laid the foundation for upcoming features.

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