101 Setup – Preparing for Nutanix.dev Labs
The Nutanix Developer portal, simply known as Nutanix.dev, contains a collection of resources covering various developer topics. For example (each link will open in a new window/tab): Code samplesLabsBlog articlesAPI documentation However, many of our readers are new to development, APIs, code creation and the almost infinite amount of information related to these subjects...
Launch a Nutanix Calm blueprint via API – Part 2
A couple of days ago I published a quick article entitled Launch a Nutanix Calm blueprint with API – Part 1. That article covered, as suggested by the excessively descriptive (:-)) title, how to use the Nutanix v3 APIs to launch a Nutanix Calm blueprint. In that article, I also said the article would be … Continued
Launch a Nutanix Calm blueprint via API – Part 1
Over the past few weeks and months a number of code samples have been added to the Nutanix Developer portal. Some of the languages they cover are as follows. PythonPowerShellC#Bash scripting At the time of writing this article, July 22nd 2019, the code samples include various actions. For example: Listing entities such as virtual machinesCreating … Continued
The Five Hundred (500+ VMs via v3 API)
Whether it be virtual machines, files or even Acme Corporation Whatsits, querying a large set requires a little thought. Quick intro note – for the purposes of this article we’ll define large as more than 500 items, even though many environments are much larger. Consider the following basic scenario: A Nutanix environment with clusters running … Continue...
REST API Versioning – A Misunderstood Soul
There is a considerable amount of confusion and debate around the topic of versioning REST APIs. The opinions range all the way from don’t version your APIs (Roy Fielding) to version using HTTP headers to placing it in the URI and probably everything in between. Indeed, giants in the modern computing era like Microsoft, Amazon, … Continued
API Finger Food (Code Samples)
While writing these blog posts, I often find myself saying “One of the most common questions we get is …” The interesting thing is that it’s absolutely real – we get a wide range of questions from customers, partners, community and event attendees. Naturally, we do see some patterns when looking at those questions. Today’s … Conti...
Empathetic Design – UX for APIs
In a previous blog article API Design, I talk about using a UX mindset when designing APIs.  While, the basic premise of the article is still valid, I think it is more instructive to look a little deeper at the issue.  I had the privilege of talking about this very issue during my developer day … Continued