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Apigee Source makes RESTful prototyping easier

May 13, 2011

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Apigee’s PayPal and other development consoles.  I’ve written a number of things about them for the PayPal X Developer Network including an article titled “Accelerate Your Development Using the Apigee API Console” and a number of blog posts on developing using their consoles, too.

So when I saw the recent news that Apigee was launching a new “Labs” section with a “Source” feature that auto-generates source code which you can use outside of the console, I had to investigate post haste.

This feature is at least initially available only for the Twitter console (fingers crossed we’ll see something like this for the PayPal console and others soon, too).  You must be logged into an Apigee account (free to create) so that you can enable the Source feature under the Labs tab.

Apigee Source enabled in the Twitter Console

Assuming you’ve done the things listed above as well as authenticated with your Twitter account from within the console, then in Apigee’s words from the announcement of Apigee Source:

when you make a successful request in the (Apigee Twitter) Console, you can select the Code tab and see JavaScript and HTML for making that very same request outside of Apigee

Click here to read the complete post on the PayPal X Developer Network including watching Apigee’s video demonstrating the new Source feature.

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