Upcoming Events in July

With the Fourth of July, we’ve hit the (unofficial) halfway point of summer. The events and activities keep rolling strong! Where can you run into Team Kloudless?

Tech Talks at Kloud Kantina

We hosted a technical talk on graph databases by Neo Technologies’ Kenny Bastiani at the 7/2 Kloud Kantina. About 30 entrepreneurs, software engineers and tech policy makers joined us at Kloudless HQ to learn about one approach to big data as well as walk through creating a recommendation engine for movies powered by Neo4j, the Graph DB by Neo Technologies.

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Did you miss out on the fun? Join the Kloud Kantina Meetup group to stay in the know for future Kloud Kantinas! Have a burning desire to learn more about graph databases or Neo4j? The slides for building killer apps on Neo4j are up on SlideShare and the screencast is available as well.

The next Kloud Kantina will be Wed., July 16 at Kloudless HQ.

Vinod Chandru, Kloudless’ VP of Engineering and co-founder will share what happens under the hood at Kloudless:

Building a Developer API

  • The technology used to build the Kloudless API.
  • The technologies developers use to integrate with Kloudless.
  • Approaches used to debug API integrations.

Register and get more information at either Meetup or Eventbrite. Interested in giving a tech talk at a future Kloud Kantina? Send me an email about what you want to speak about!

We’ll also have another Kloud Kantina on July 30th, so join the Kloud Kantina Meetup group to stay in the loop!

 

Happy Hour at Hack Reactor

Who doesn’t like Happy Hour?! We’re heading across the Bay into San Francisco to hang out with Hack Reactor’s team and students. Hack Reactor graduates boast a more than 99% employment rate within three months of graduation. We can’t wait to find out what most excites them, as well as share our thoughts on what employers look for, the trends we see in developer tools, and lessons we’ve learned in building Kloudless.

 

D2D Summit

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D2D stands for Developer-to-Developer, and this event has a little bit of everything for everyone in the developer ecosystem. Organized as as a hybrid event, D2D Summit is an afternoon of structured talks and presentations, followed by a social mixer in the evening with the participation of numerous startups demoing.

On Tues., July 15th, Kloudless will be on hand to demo our API (check out our robust documentation, SDKs and interactive docs!) and apps other developers have built using this technology. Get your D2D Summit tickets here, so you don’t miss out!

 

Lunch and Learn at RocketSpace

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Did you know that companies like Spotify, Uber, Zaarly, Kabam and Zappos were all RocketSpace alumni? When you combine a co-working space, corporate innovation partners and developer bootcamp, magic is sure to happen! RocketSpace is an important hub in the startup ecosystem and we’re excited to give a Lunch and Learn on Building a Developer API to the community on Wed., July 16.

 

We’re keeping our schedules pretty full, but there’s always have time for our community! Let us know if you’d like us to get involved in your event, or if you’d like to get involved in one of our events. You can sign up for our developer API to see what we’re building, say hello at hello@kloudless.com or drop us a comment below!

Pagination for Folder Contents and Upload Files From a URL

This week our product team is excited to roll out these new features! As always, they are inspired by you and created by us. 🙂

Pagination for folder contents

You can now efficiently iterate over a folder’s contents, retrieving up to 1000 items at a time, via the folder contents endpoint. Previously, retrieving contents of large folders would either be very slow or truncate the list returned. Pagination provides the best solution to this issue.

Check out this example response from our interactive docs:

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Upload files from a URL

Rather than providing the file’s contents in your upload request, you can now specify a URL from which the API will obtain the file. This simplifies the process by eliminating the need to download a file prior to uploading — Kloudless handles the file directly, so you don’t have to.

We created this functionality based on a conversation with one of our developers. He was using Rackspace Mailgun to store incoming email attachments. Before the Kloudless API allowed developers to upload files from a URL, he would have to download the attachment to his own server before uploading it to the desired cloud storage service — Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, etc. Now, all he must do is specify a URL as the source for the file to be uploaded directly through the Kloudless API.

While this particular use case involved Mailgun, we expect the developer community to find other uses for these two features. They are immediately available for anyone with a Kloudless Developer account. Get your free account at kloudless.com. You’ll also find additional resources including SDKs and interactive docs to help you get started quickly.

If you still have questions, please leave us a comment below, email us, open an issue in the relevant github repository or reach out to us on Twitter @KloudlessAPI, or talk with us on IRC on FreeNode in #kloudless.

File Explorer: Quick Storage Integration for Your App

We’re strong believers in working with the community to ensure that we’re building blocks that you’ll find helpful. Today, we’re excited to announce the availability of our newest UI tool for your toolkit, the File Explorer. You asked for it, so we built it!

File Explorer

The File Explorer allows your users to browse and select files and folders from their storage services. Currently, you can allow your users to connect to Amazon S3, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Egnyte, SugarSync, Bitcasa, Barracuda Copy, and Citrix Sharefile, as well as their local machines.

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Once the user has connected their desired service(s), they’ll be able to choose what files they’ll want to access, all from within your app!

File Explorer for the last cloud storage API you’ll ever need

The File Explorer also goes beyond allowing users to choose a file — it also supports uploading local files up to 5 GB in size! Try it out here.

The File Explorer is immediately available for anyone with a Kloudless Developer account. Get your free account at kloudless.com. You’ll also find additional resources including SDKs and interactive docs to help you get started quickly.

Still have questions? Leave us a comment below, email us, open an issue in the relevant github repository or reach out to us on Twitter @KloudlessAPI, or talk with us on IRC on FreeNode in #kloudless.