Today, I'm happy to announce the OpenSocial Dev App
(for the hundredth time!), which made the process of writing simple test code more frustrating.
Using the Dev App, a user can write a couple of test functions and execute them directly in the editing window provided. Want to use the code again in the future? Samples can be saved and loaded for later use.
Here's a list of the features we've included in the Dev App:
- A list of samples that illustrate common OpenSocial operations (we expect to continuously add more samples). You can load these samples directly into the code tab to test their functionality on your current container. Once loaded, try changing the sample to add new functionality!
Data Viewer tab
- Inspect the data that the container returns when requesting people and persistent data. Want to see whether a container supports fetching people by ID? Want to see which fields the container has implemented and given your application access to? Use this valuable tool to explore data quickly, and without needing to write a single line of code.
Export XML tab
- Writing an XML spec is now as easy as filling out a simple form. If you want to use the same data with different code samples, your input can be saved and loaded.
- Collects the latest entries from various OpenSocial developer blogs and presents them in one place. Stay up to date on what's going on in various OpenSocial containers without needing to keep up with many different blogs.
- Just in case you want some more help with a feature, the OpenSocial Dev App features an online help browser, complete with a comprehensive "getting started" guide.
For more information, links, and a copy of the online help guide, visit the OpenSocial Dev App homepage