Improved CSV Writer
In our last blog post we covered updates and improvements in CSV Reader, this one will show you our new CSV Writer.
Introducing CSV Reader
Today we introduce a significant update to our CSV Connector. We had an ability to write out CSV files before but over the last couple of weeks we made a significant enhancements to CSV Write and added CSV Read action.
elastic.io build and deployment pipline
This blog post will shortly describe how are building and delivering our product every day. When we started with this automation we tried many different tools our there. Our goal was to implement a automated best-of-breed build and deployment pipeline without installing and maintaining our-own development, continuous integration or version control servers.
Featured customer: sphere.io
We are happy to present one of our customers - SPHERE.IO a product of Commercetools GmbH.
Made by developers for developers SPHERE.IO is the most versatile cloud-based commerce platform. You can call it Software-as-a-Service or Platform-as-a-Service. We call it Cloud Commerce OS.
The idea of sphere.io is very simple yet amazing - use API to decouple user experience from the backend. E-Commerce companies are just like other IT/Internet businesses facing new mobile challenges. Tablets have significantly changed the shopping behavior. Smartphone users are demanding on-the-go experience. Another e-commerce challenge is that products are no longer simple like ‘once-piece-one-price red t-shirt’ but the digital goods or subscriptions. Answer for both of these challenges is a sphere.io Cloud Commerce OS. It’s a flexible, api-based backend as a service product where front-end can be programmed easily on top of it, being it a native iOS or Android App, web-site, TV app or all of these.
New apps available for integration
In the last weeks we have been very busy developing our SDK that will allow API providers to integrate into elastic.io integration platform with ease. The progress looks quite good so far. Because we are eating our own dog food, we started implementing APIs using our SDK. Here is the list of new APIs available at elastic.io platform that have been implemented using our SDK:
As you can see, all these APIs are implemented in a descriptive way. We use Swagger with a bunch of minor extensions for API description. Additionally every description may have programmatic extensions. The full documentation of the SDK will be announced in a separate blog post.
Apart from that we are happy to announce the SFTP app that allows you to read and write files on a remote SFTP server. Now you can scan a directory of a SFTP server for new files and trigger an integration flow for each new file. Also upload of a file to a SFTP server is a “piece of cake” now.
Presenting our SDK at RuhrJUG Essen
The talk takes place from at Unperfekthaus, which is a very nice location, and starts at 6:30 pm. Don’t miss this event if you want to learn about Cloud Integration or if you are interested in contributing to a Cloud Integration Platform.
Designing responsive HTML e-mails
Around 95% of all my e-mails I first read on my iPhone. I could later open them on my desktop, but ~80% of my e-mails I never see on the Desktop.
Recently we were preparing our first e-mail news-letter, and wanted to design an HTML-based news-letter that looks good on both mobile and desktop. Unfortunately it’s hard to do that.
elastic.io wins award from Eurocloud
elastic.io proudly received an award as one of the Top 3 Start-ups in Cloud Computing in Germany from Europe´s most important Cloud Computing Association Eurocloud at the Eurocloud Gala Dinner which followed the Eurocloud Conference 2013! A big Thank you to the organizers from the Eurocloud Team, in particular to Andreas Weiss and Dr. Bernhard Becker for this fantastic event. We were extremely happy for the opportunity to also contribute presentations about cloud integration in various slots during the conference itself!