Howdy folks. As our subscribers know, we've been furiously working away on the new site and should see it launch later this month. Testing has gone very well and you guys have been great finding all kinds of ways to break things in clever ways. One place we haven't had much testing though is in our public API, which also got an overhaul along with the site itself. If you're using our API I highly suggest testing your apps against the beta site in the next two weeks and giving us some feedback.
The main things to know are this.
- Your api keys will stay the same.
- The new API is almost a pure mirror of the delivery style of the old one.
- The mapping to the content types has changed slightly. You'll need to adjust your apps for this once we launch. It should be a quick fix. Essentially urls that were /character/1/?api_key=<APIKEY> are now /character/3005-1/?api_key=<APIKEY>
API users will be able to access the beta site later today
Right now only subscribers can get into the beta, but we're also opening this up to API users this afternoon. You can access the new API docs here (http://seaserpent.giantbomb.com/api/). You can talk with the developers of the new API on the forums here(http://seaserpent.giantbomb.com/forums/). We didn't change much because we wanted to maintain compatibility with everyones old apps, but going forward, we'd love to get some dev feedback so we can move that product forward.
Note that only API users who signed up for a key previous to January 3rd will have access. Generating a new key now won't backdoor you in, so don't bother trying :)
Hey we're hiring engineers
Also, while I have you nerds at attention. Giantbomb / Comic Vine / CBSi is hiring engineers. We're looking for experienced duders familiar with running large dynamic sites like these, but more than just that have a passion for gaming and a willingness to learn new tech. Those lucky candidates who make it through will get to work in San Francisco and learn that Alexis and I aren't the only people that actually build this thing. You'll get to work withand