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ESI Best Practices: Generating Code With Underscore Routes

This blog post is part of a series of blogs examining best practices for ESI development. Each blog will be published on the 8th of each month during the journey towards XML API and CREST’s termination date. The legacy APIs will be terminated on May 8th, 2018, or earlier if metrics signal a trivial level of usage. This blog explains best practices for autogenerating language specific clients from the ESI swagger spec. When generating code from one of the named routes (e.g. ), you may have noticed the resulting client library uses ... read more


Changes to the public citadel endpoint

Greetings all! On Tuesday 9th of May, Team Tech Co will be releasing a behavior change to the /universe/structures/ endpoint. This change will affect all versions of the endpoint, and although it will not change the specification of the endpoint (so you won't need to update your code), you may wish to know about how the behavior changed and why. Until now, this endpoint has been returning the structure ID’s of every structure that had the "public" entity on its ACL's allowed docking rights. This was done on the basis that such citadels ... read more


Breaking changes and you - How to use alt-routes to enhance your sanity

Afternoon developers! We've mentioned it before, but I'd like to give everyone a clear best-practices guide to how to use alt-routes in ESI to maintain application stability against a constantly evolving API. Schedule of breaking changes Before I get into that though, we previously said we'd be updating a forum thread with all planned breaking changes to ESI. That's turned out to be a bad solution to letting you all know when we're planning to change stuff. It's hard for you to read at a glance, and it's totally outside the tools ... read more