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

CCP Bartender | 2017-02-01 14:19
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 we use day-to-day to develop ESI. We've moved this information to the ESI deployment timeline, here: The timeline shows the deployment of totally new routes, but it also shows the deployment of routes that are going to have breaking changes. Consider the following screenshot: ... read more

ESI Mail Scopes Are Now Released

CCP Bartender | 2017-01-24 17:57
Greetings developers! Team Tech Co. is pleased to announce that all mails scopes (esi-mail.organize_mail.v1, esi-mail.read_mail.v1, and esi-mail.send_mail.v1) have now been released and are available for general use. We're excited to see what everyone does with them! (Thunderbird plugin, I want to believe!) However, I'd like to drop a quick reminder about section 2.3 of the EVE developer license agreement: 'Developer acknowledges and agrees that no Application shall be used [...] (b) as a means of phishing or spamming' Our third party developers have great judgement when it comes to these types of issues, but I wish to make it clear that one of our key indicators of "spam" will be "whether other people think you are sending spam". Applications that create work for our GM's by sending large volumes of unwanted mail (thus prompting people to create tickets asking us to ... read more