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Nom nom tasty market data!

CCP FoxFour | 2014-11-24 10:36 | Comments
Yay! More dev blogs for the developer's site. This time we are going to talk about market data. To be clear upfront we do NOT believe this will, nor is this an attempt to, kill web sites like EVE Central. For one the format of this data is not very friendly for many applications. It is not the best optimized if you are trying to bulk get data for many different items from many different regions, and other such things. Web sites such as EVE Central and their APIs will be around for a long time to come. We are however fairly hopeful EVEMon can stop cache scraping after this. Market Organization When it comes to dealing with market data one of the most important things is to know is what types are on the market to even get data about. For that ... read more

Public CREST Rate Limits

CCP FoxFour | 2014-11-18 14:15 | Comments
I began writing this intro with "Hey developers" and then my mind starting thinking about DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS! After smashing my face into the desk in an attempt to forget that reference I was unable to come up with a new introduction. Public CREST Caching Before we talk about the rate limit on public CREST lets talk about some caching. I wrote a dev blog recently talking about some changes we made to the caching for public CREST. Both those changes were made to the NGINX config, one was simply bumping the cache size and the other was prep work for a change that went out in Phoebe. Up until Phoebe we could only ever specify a cache time in seconds for CREST and this was done via a decorator in Python. This meant that all calls to that resource always ... read more