IP Addresses in the Alpha API

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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.

API Alpha Label Rollout

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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.

API Alpha upgrades Plan, adds Labels, improves Backups, UTC

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We are proud to announce another round of features and improvements to the API Alpha. With this release, we’re upgrading the test Linode plan, doing even more cool things with Backups in our API Alpha environment, adding labels, and changing how time works. We’ve also added some capacity to our API Alpha environment, as it keeps growing in popularity!

Backups Added to API Alpha

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As development of the new API progresses in tandem with our work on the new manager, we wanted to introduce functionality that our Linode manager has but our current API does not. Backups seemed to be the logical choice, and we’re pleased to announce that its initial integration - enabling, restoring from backups, and snapshots - is now live and available for alpha consumption.

How we picked a comfortable frontend stack and settled into its ecosystem

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In the JavaScript world today there are tons of shiny new projects out there and it’s overwhelming to figure out how to build a large product from the ground up. Before starting on the new Linode Manager, we had a long period of internal prototyping and developer discussions to find the ideal frontend stack for the project. Three main prototypes emerged, based on React.js, Angular, and Mithril. Each of these platforms ships a different broader design philosophy.