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The basics: How to use the StatusCake API

5 min read We offer an API that provides direct access to features the platform offer, with each feature providing a set of endpoints to perform operations on resources associated with your account. The StatusCake control panel offers plenty of useful visualisations and alerting systems so you can be in touch with your data, but sometimes we may have use-cases where we would rather leverage the API so in this blog post we’re going to see how we can make use of these endpoints using C#.

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StatusCake GitHub Projects

4 min read I allows users of the platform to come up with custom ways of interacting and making our tools work for their specific needs. In this blog post I’m going to look at a few recent projects on GitHub that use the StatusCake API to either save you time or do something interesting with your test data.  

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Website downtime: The one where Google Maps went down

2 min read March saw many of the big tech companies have technical issues with their products and services. But the biggest one was by far the colossal Google; Google Maps experienced the much dreaded website downtime impacting thousands of users across the globe. It was reported online that Google Maps had suffered a partial outage meaning that many couldn’t access the location tool. Read all about it here.

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The hottest new UI trends for 2022 (and how to achieve them!)

4 min read The web as a whole is constantly evolving and alongside this comes fantastic innovations in how we display content to the user. Some companies are really leading the way when it comes to innovative user interfaces, so in this blog post I will be highlighting a selection of the trends that these companies are pushing forward and how you can recreate them yourself on your own site.

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The endless capabilities of Storybook

4 min read As a developer, I am a massive fan of documentation and (as you can probably tell from my previous blog post) also a big fan of Storybook. If you’re interested in what Storybook is and how to set it up, or integrate it into your existing project, you can find out more about that here.  However, in this post, I am going to be outlining why you should be using Storybook and each of its features and capabilities. This is in addition to (at the time of writing) some exciting new additions to the library.

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Using ASP.NET Core to create a CRUD WebAPI

5 min read In this blog post we are going to cover writing a bare-bones API in ASP.NET that can read, write, and delete data from a test database. Read on to find out more!

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Creating a D&D character in Python

7 min read Use our guest blogger’s guide to making a Dungeons and Dragons character using Python. Walking you through each and every stage, you’ll be making your own character by the end of the day!

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A developer’s guide: The differences between SQL and NoSQL

4 min read Choosing the right method to store your data can be a critical decision early in the development process. When deciding on which type of database to choose for your project it really comes down to the data structure you wish to use rather than the specific product or provider. In this blog post, we are going to look at relational and non-relational databases and explore the differences and use cases for both.

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