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API Clients – Chaining Requests


var jsonData = JSON.parse(responseBody);

postman.setEnvironmentVariable("token", jsonData.token);





Variables from previous responses

In the response view, right-click on the field you’re interested in and pick Copy as Response Body Dynamic Value


Goals for 2017

  • 599CD (iOS)

Release it!

  • 599CD (Android)

Write an Android version of the iOS I’m hoping to release.

  • Wallet Jam Jar Cinema Passes

I’d like to write a Swift Server Side app to create Jam Jar Cinema passes (like CineWorld)

  • .NET apps (school tracking)

Goals for 2016 – Review

I created a post to motivate me to get things done.

  • 599CD (iPad)

I’ve nearly completed this, it’s currently in the final rounds of testing and I’m happy with how it’s come out.

  • 599CD (Apple TV)

Updated to the new TVML xml files instead of JS, its semi-working, I’m thinking of making it a native app instead.

  • 599CD (Android)

Hoping to start it this year, I’ve got the Dev tools ready on my mac.

  • Sign Language (Apple TV)
  • Carcassonne Score Keeper (iOS/Mac)
  • Bowling Score Keeper (iOS)
  • Wanted to add an Apple Watch

These aren’t as much a priority anymore.

  • Movem App

I worked on this a lot and managed to get a majority of it working. All the levels are created and the app works, just needs some polish. I tried porting it to the AppleTV but the controls don’t quite work.

Now I need to upgrade it to Swift 3, fun times ahead.

I’ve been using my time to learn other things. A lot more C# Dev.

I’ve been enjoying Server Side Swift with a set of videos from Ray Wenderlich.

I’ve been running through the Swift Apprentice book with the Playgrounds app.

Delegates and Navigation Controllers

Using Delegates with Navigation Controllers

Get the nav controller first.

Goals for 2016

Thought it would be worth setting some goals for the year, then look back next year.

Finish some apps I’ve started

  • Sign Language (Apple TV)
  • 599CD (Apple TV)
  • This is live, just need more content, I can’t get certain pages to load after mass creating them
  • 599CD (iPad)
  • Semi working version, just need to polish it
  • 599CD (Android)
  • Bowling Score Keeper (iOS)
  • Wanted to add an Apple Watch

I’ve finally set up my Raspberry Pi, only got it the Christmas before as a Secret Santa, just need ideas of what to do with it.

2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,900 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

tvOS Links

Thought I’d list some tvOS links as and when I find them.

The sample code, from Apple, is excellent, although where’s the ObjC versions?