New SnapLogic Community: For Developers By Developers

Today’s post is from SnapLogic summer intern, Rishabh Mehan: My name is Rishabh Mehan and I’m currently a student at New York Institute of Technology. I’ve been doing computer programming/software development for 8 years and this summer I’ve been working at SnapLogic as an intern. My main focus has been the new SnapLogic Developer Community, which went live with our Summer 2014 release.

Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 2.49.37 PMOne of the things that excited me the most about what we’re working on at SnapLogic (other than Elastic Integration, Big Data and powering cloud analytics of course) is the fact that we’re setting out to enable our customers with the potential to move to the cloud and expand the kind of data and application integrations that are possible.

Our new SnapLogic Developer Community was created to make it easier for developers to expand the current list of Snaps according to their needs, as well as to have the ability to create a completely new Snap. With a very simple approach, the SnapLogic Developer Community provides a knowledge base and environment to share ideas for developing on our cloud integration platform.

The Developer Community provides a base for collaborative learning, and our team and other developers will always be there to help you, as well as ask you for help. This is how developers work. The current structure of the Community is diversified into three segments:

  1. Get Set
  2. Get Started
  3. Get Collaborative

Get Set

  • Brief overview of the architecture
  • Introduction to the technology and terminology
  • Snaps and pipelines
  • Set up the on-premises Snaplex

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  • Set up your developer environment
  • Snap Development
  • Demo Snaps and guides
  • Documentation for your reference

Get Collaborative

  • Community forum to discuss your issues
  • Post your responses and help others
  • Learn about what other developers are doing

After being provisioned as a Developer in your SnapLogic organization, you are all set to enter the Developer Community and go through each and every document available.

Additionally, we have developed easy multi-platform installers for developers, which help in setting up your own on-premises Snaplex and develop without depending on any other resources. The package also provides you with the Snap Developer Kit (SDK) and our Snaps for developers. You can easily reference them, use them and – if you’d like to – modify them.

Here’s an example of a SnapLogic Windows Installer:

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All of the documentation will guide you through the process, so even if you don’t know anything about the development of Snaps, you really don’t have to worry. So login and get started today. We’re looking forward to hearing your feedback!

Cloud Integration Goes Mobile

SnapLogic mobile 2We’re excited to announce the latest development for the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform – our new iOS mobile app now available on the App Store. By making elastic integration mobile, SnapLogic users can now monitor and manage their integration workflows anywhere from an iPhone or iPad. With the SnapLogic mobile app, you can:

  • Kick off any pipeline you have access to
  • Modify pipeline parameters if needed
  • Monitor the status of your pipelines
  • Email error reports to SnapLogic Support

 

SnapLogic mobileThe mobile app was created after recognizing the need for a mobile solution to make the SnapLogic Integration Platform an even faster and easier integration tool to use. As our CEO and founder Gaurav Dhillon puts it: “Modern IT organizations demand modern integration technologies, and SnapLogic is laser-focused on supplying the fastest and most flexible integration platform as a service in the market. By bringing mobility to our Elastic Integration Platform, we are enabling our customers to monitor and manage their mission critical application and data integration how and where it is most effective.”

Check out the SnapLogic mobile app on the App Store today, or read more details here. To use the app you must have have a SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform subscription as the app runs existing pipelines on the platform. To get started with your application and data integration needs, request a demo today!

Cloud Integration at iRobot: Thinking Differently

Elastic-Enterprise-FB-graphicLast week we hosted a live webinar and were fortunate to be joined by SnapLogic customer Jim Teal, Information Architect at iRobot. There are exciting things happening over at iRobot and it was great to have someone from the team on board for last week’s online event! A huge thanks to Jim for talking the time to talk to us about how SnapLogic’s data integration systems are helping to power the elastic enterprise at iRobot, and thinking differently with schema-less integration. A recording of the webinar can be found here, and if you haven’t already, check out this video of Jim when he was in the SnapLogic office a few months ago answering some questions about iRobot’s need for an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) and implementing the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform.

More details can be found both in the recording and the presentation slides (found below), but the the main points covered in the webinar recording were:

  • What makes the enterprise elastic
  • Dealing with new integration challenges, which results in the “Integration Imperative”
  • Cloudification – which apps to move to the cloud and when? – and Data Gravity – will data reside behind the firewall or in the cloud?
  • Challenges at iRobot and the introduction of an iPaaS
  • A live demo of the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform
  • Q&A