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An Intro to Your ESP8266

I've been using a microchip on my neopixel shelf project but I kind of set it up, changed one thing, and didn't look at it again until this week. I'd like to have my neopixels do something more interesting than one solid colour or another, so I needed to remind myself of what this thing is and how I do it. These are my notes, for my Ubuntu platform, but you're more than welcome to them!

strip of pink LEDs embedded in a shelf, with an esp8266 on a wire in the foreground

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Creating a Simple OpenAPI Spec

Having API descriptions in your workflow is a game-changer, but how do you get from nothing to a functioning spec in the first place? I recently made a very simple spec for a very simple API, and thought it might make a good example for anyone looking to create a spec for the first time. OpenAPI specs are very verbose so this very tiny API makes quite a manageable example! Continue reading

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

Talks, Articles, Podcasts, and More

Speaker

API Resilience Podcast


API Resilience, July 2020
Article

OpenAPI Makes Easier Integrations


Vonage Developer Blog, June 2020
Video

PHP, Guzzle, HTTP and SDKs


Leeds PHP, May 2020
Article

Text when you get home: With Zapier and Vonage


Vonage Developer Blog, April 2020
Speaker

Getting Technical


The Future of Content, March 2019