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The return of the Developers blog!

CCP Zelus | 2024-02-27 00:00

Greetings, developers!

Today's post covers Plans for developer-related news, an SDE update and clearing up an old "Temporary" alert that existed here.

News update:

We know it's been a long time since this page was updated, but it's time we have a home for third-party developer-related content once again.

We had been using a combination of the forums, Tweetfleet Slack and Discord to convey messages, but having an RSS news feed enabled post and a clean-from-clutter central location for information was the most requested thing from the community, so resurrecting this blog, as it has all the desired functionality seems to be the best avenue to facilitate that request!


This is a two-fold announcement - the SDE with the updates from the balance patch from 20 February 2024 is now available at

The SDE has also evolved. I had a note in my calendar to check if a new SDE deployment was required in the middle of each month since taking over the project and to decide to either postpone another month or create a deployment. There are currently plans to develop this into a semi-automated process now instead, where a new SDE can be created at the end of each month automatically whilst still retaining the ability to manually deploy an update in between those times, so we can ensure that in the time following an expansion that we don't have to wait until the end of the month to get the SDE, but also if there are any minor changes, that the end of the month update should facilitate this. Again, once this is actioned, and in place, we'll relay that information here!

Temporary Blackout of ESI Bookmarks endpoint

In this article, we mentioned in 2019 that there would be a "Temporary" blackout of the bookmark endpoints when we migrated from the old bookmark system to shareable/ACL-based bookmarks. Since then, the bookmarks endpoint has been returning empty lists if used. There are currently no plans to restore this endpoint due to how the ACL system is implemented; the ESI system is not set up in such a way as to support this type of request. If this changes in the future, we will convey that information here.

See you in the next update!