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Understanding and building an order using the Softlayer order CLI Mar 12, 2018
In version 5.4.0 of softlayer-python, there is a new slcli command for placing IaaS cloud server orders using the API. This command can also be used to place orders for products that are normally ordered through the IBM Cloud infrastructure customer portal.

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VSI Flavors Mar 12, 2018
Our public virtual server offering now comes in four distinct virtual server families: balanced, balanced local storage, compute, and memory. With this enhancement, IBM continues its effort to provide you with a first-class public cloud experience by taking the guesswork out of provisioning the right instance flavor for your workload needs.

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Object-Filters Jun 2, 2015
How Object Filters work

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Object-Masks Dec 3, 2012
How Object Masks work. Used to specify which relational properties you would like included in your query.

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SSL Management Mar 28, 2012
Working with SSL certs

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An Introduction to Object Storage Feb 8, 2012
With the release of SoftLayer Object Storage, we wanted to integrate brand-unique, value-added features on top of the already comprehensive tools that have been set in place to provide a first-in-class product for our customers. While Object Storage has many features that come standard from the OpenStack Object Storage project (code-named Swift), the additional features we have integrated will bring your storage to the next level.

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CDN-Integration Feb 8, 2012
ObjectStorage CDN

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Searching SoftLayer Object Storage Feb 8, 2012
Unique to SoftLayer Object Storage is a comprehensive search tool unlike any you have seen before. SoftLayer’s integrated search service allows users to search the index based on account, container or path and provides numerous parameters to assist in filtering the search results. The Search Service API is built on top of the existing Object Storage API and indexes metadata on accounts, containers, and objects while providing a familiar interface to search the index.

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SOAP in Perl Jul 11, 2011
Interacting with the SoftLayer API SOAP endpoint with Perl

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Authenticating to the SoftLayer API Jun 20, 2011
Authenticating to the SoftLayer API

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C Sharp Jun 20, 2011
C Sharp

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Date Handling in the SoftLayer API Jun 20, 2011
Working with datatypes from the SoftLayer API

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Exception Handling in the SoftLayer API Jun 20, 2011
How to handle Exceptions provided by the SoftLayer API

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Getting Started Jun 20, 2011
Basics for the SoftLayer API

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Legacy Object Masks Jun 20, 2011
(DEPRECIATED) Dealing with Legacy Object Masks

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PERL Jun 20, 2011
Perl

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PHP Jun 20, 2011
SoftLayer provides a PHP-based API client that takes the heavy lifting out making manual SOAP or XML-RPC calls.

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Permission Enforcement in the SoftLayer API Jun 20, 2011
he SoftLayer API is built around the same system of user permissions that power the SoftLayer customer portal. What the API exposes and allows depends on the user account that is making the call and that user's permission set.

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Python Jun 20, 2011
Using the SoftLayer API with python

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REST Jun 20, 2011
Getting started with REST API calls

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Ruby Jun 20, 2011
Ruby Basics

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SOAP Jun 20, 2011
How to interact with the SoftLayer SOAP endpoint

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Using Initialization Parameters in the SoftLayer API Jun 20, 2011
How Initialization parameters work

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Using Result Limits in the SoftLayer API Jun 20, 2011
Many of the methods in the SoftLayer API return arrays of data types. In these cases it may be useful to limit the number of results that the API retrieves from your method call. Fortunately SoftLayer provides an easy way to accomplish this via a method analogous to the SQL <tt>LIMIT</tt> statement that you can apply in the header of your method calls. Result limits are optional for all method calls, and a method's manual page states whether or not it can use a result limit. Methods that retrieve only one item cannot use result limits.

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Visual Basic .NET Jun 20, 2011
Visual Basic .NET

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XML-RPC Jun 20, 2011
How to interact with the XML-RPC endpoint

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