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Jul
10

Upcoming changes to the Image Export Collection

Team Tech Co | 2019-07-10 00:00
Greetings developers!   As was mentioned at EVESterdam 2019 at the start of the third party developers panel, we're looking into deprecating the IEC and upgrading the image server to better support cases that people were using the IEC for. This will remove the need for a lot of work to be done every release by team TriLambda, as the IEC generation pipeline is very old and radically different from EVE's modern graphics processes.   ... read more
Jul
10

Technical note: don't forget to URL encode your query params!

CCP Dopamine | 2019-07-10 00:00
Greetings space developers! Teams Tech Co and BBS have been looking into a small flutter of errors that we started seeing this morning after a new deployment of the SSO. During this deployment, we changed a few details about the structure of SSOv1 access tokens and there's been some interesting fallout. The short version is that prior to today, v1 access tokens have always consisted of characters that look the same regardless of whether the token is URL encoded or not. After today, that is no longer the case. The tokens are now also slightly longer than they were yesterday. We are seeing a small number of applications that are using ESI's query parameter token feature to make their requests but are not URL encoding their tokens. This results in tokens that are invalid being transmitted to ESI, which results in a ... read more
May
2

Using ESI With Google Sheets

Team Tech Co | 2019-05-02 10:15
This guide was written for an older version of GESI.  For the latest instructions visit the setup instructions on the GESI GitHub repo. This blog post is part of a series of blogs examining best practices for ESI development. Each blog will be published on the 8th of each month during the journey towards XML API and CREST’s termination date. The legacy APIs will be terminated on May 8th, 2018. Come May 8th, the death of the XML API will also mean the death of many EVE based spreadsheets. Luckily, with the help of community member Blacksmoke16's GESI, the process for making an ESI based Google Sheet is much more simple than it has ever been. This blog will walk through how to make a Google Sheet to track your character's in-game assets using authenticated calls ... read more
Mar
18

Third party dev roundtable at Evesterdam

CCP Guard | 2019-03-18 16:53
Greetings spaceship developers! As you may already know, CCP is taking Fanfest on the road this year with the EVE Invasion World Tour. On March 23-24 CCP will be joining forces with Evesterdam to bring you beer, spaceships, presentations and more in the Compagnietheater at the heart of Amsterdam. We will be hosting a third-party development roundtable with the theme:  "What do you need from the API to make your dream project a reality?" CCP Bartender and CCP Fozzie will be at the roundtable to discuss both the technical, and gameplay implications the API has. We want to hear what you have done, what you are currently working on, and what you might do in the future with the EVE API. UPDATE: The roundtable will be streamed live at 15:30 UTC (EVE time) on Saturday, March 23rd and we'll ... read more