Box API Navigator

An interactive tool for learning the Box API

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Mike Schwartz
@_mikeschwartz · Product Marketing Manager
Hey Product Hunters - we're really excited to share this new tool!

Box’s API provides a number of different capabilities to handle files in an application. From uploading a file to displaying a file to searching for files, different endpoints of our API can be chained together to power a file component of any application. But sometimes, it can be hard to understand how these different endpoints fit together and how they might help you in an application you’re building.

Today, we're excited to introduce a new tool for developers called API Navigator. API Navigator is a web application that allows you to explore how Box Platform can be integrated into an application using our APIs.

You can read an introduction to API Navigator here: https://docs.box.com/v2.0/blog/i...

We've also made a ton of updates to our developer experience and you can read more about this here: https://blog.box.com/blog/box-de...

Let me know if you have any questions!

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Mike Schwartz
@_mikeschwartz · Product Marketing Manager
Hey Product Hunters - we're really excited to share this new tool!

Box’s API provides a number of different capabilities to handle files in an application. From uploading a file to displaying a file to searching for files, different endpoints of our API can be chained together to power a file component of any application. But sometimes, it can be hard to understand how these different endpoints fit together and how they might help you in an application you’re building.

Today, we're excited to introduce a new tool for developers called API Navigator. API Navigator is a web application that allows you to explore how Box Platform can be integrated into an application using our APIs.

You can read an introduction to API Navigator here: https://docs.box.com/v2.0/blog/i...

We've also made a ton of updates to our developer experience and you can read more about this here: https://blog.box.com/blog/box-de...

Let me know if you have any questions!
Nicolas Grenié
@picsoung · Developer Evangelist, 3scale.net
Well done Box API team! :)
This is a new example on developer experience. Stripe is taking a similar path with integrating Runkit (https://runkit.com) examples in their API documentation.
After static documentation came interactive documentation generated by API description format like Swagger or RAML.
We also had companies like Readme.io trying to provide a "standard" layout for API documentation.
I think now it's the time for interactive/dynamic examples like this one.

But I really wonder how this tool could be maintain in the back, is it easy to add a new feature/endpoint?
Are you using anything like Swagger?
Plan to opensource your tool?
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Naomi Assaraf
@nassaraf · CMO, Technophile, pancake lover.
My Dev team will love this. 😊
Ted Blosser
@ted_blosser · Founder, WorkRamp
awesome upgrade!! Can't wait to use it to test our Box APIs much more quickly.
Alain Ekambi
@ekambos · Founder @ahomeit
Nice. Only thing is why would a documentation require access to my Google Account ? :)
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