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Using Environments in Postman

I'm using Postman more lately and showing off the Environments feature really often. I really like this feature for giving easy ways to handle values I use frequently, but it seems to be a bit of a hidden gem, so I thought I'd write about when I find it useful, in case you do too! Continue reading

Planets and Webhooks: a simple Flask app

As a Developer Advocate for an API company, I spend a lot of time talking about APIs and webhooks and HTTP in general. Recently I've been focussing on HTTP tools, but I really wanted a very simple example API that I could use that would return JSON but really let me focus on the tools, not the API. So I created a "Planets and Webhooks" API with a couple of GET endpoints to return JSON data, and another endpoint to receive and log incoming webhook data. Continue reading

Neopixel Shelf

In these days of video calling in place of any other social contact, I've seen a lot of excellent video backgrounds. Perhaps I'm old-fashioned but I went the traditional route, and set up my computer close to a wall (so you can't see the mess in the room) and added a nice pinboard behind me. I looked a bit flat against the wall though, so I did what anyone else would do ... and built a handmade wooden shelf with neopixels in it!

webcam's eye view, showing radiator, shelf with blue lights, and pinboard above
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API Resilience Podcast


API Resilience, July 2020
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OpenAPI Makes Easier Integrations


Vonage Developer Blog, June 2020
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PHP, Guzzle, HTTP and SDKs


Leeds PHP, May 2020
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Vonage Developer Blog, April 2020
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Getting Technical


The Future of Content, March 2019