Items with tag blog

Object Storage Uploader Nov 15, 2016
<h2>Overview</h2> <p>We&rsquo;ve recently added the option to import customer-supplied Virtual Hard Disks (VHDs) to our

View Example

Getting started with the Cloud Foundry and Bluemix Command Line Utilities Jun 14, 2016
In order to fully utilize the power of your Bluemix account it is recommended to install the [Cloud Foundry](https://www

View Example

Bluemix VPN + SoftLayer Vyatta = Cloud Communication Mar 23, 2016
<h2>Overview</h2> <p>One of the great things about being in a connected world is the ability to have private only syste

View Example

Getting started with the SLCLI and Load Balancers Jan 26, 2016
Load Balancing is a way to distribute processing and communications evenly across multiple servers within a data center

View Example

The painless way to mount Object Storage as a drive in your Windows server Jan 13, 2016
In light of the upcoming legacy storage device End of Life preparation, this how-to for mounting object storage as a dri

View Example

Ordering Bare Metal Servers Using the SoftLayer API Aug 27, 2015
The ability to order bare metal servers is one of the unique advantages of the SoftLayer cloud. But bare metal servers a

View Example

Location-based Pricing and You Jul 22, 2015
When we launch a new data center, we try to keep everything as consistent as possible between locations. We use the same

View Example

How to Use The SoftLayer API to Authorize Guest VMs to iSCSI Storage Jul 16, 2015
SoftLayer iSCSI storage is a great platform for running a clustered OS and file system. Featuring Multipath I/O (MPIO),

View Example

More SoftLayer REST API Examples Jun 24, 2015
The SoftLayer REST API is powerful and convenient because you can use it from any language or no language (the command l

View Example

Ember-cli-defeatureify Addon: Feature Flag Support and Stripping of Debug Statements Jun 3, 2015
If you have ever used a canary build of the Ember.js framework, you are likely familiar with feature flags. Used to bund

View Example

Going Further with the SoftLayer API Python Client - Part 3 Mar 11, 2015
In my first two blog posts in this series, <a href=http://sldn.softlayer.com/blog/bpotter/Going-Further-SoftLayer-API-P

View Example

Going Further with the SoftLayer API Python Client - Part 2 Feb 13, 2015
<p>In my previous <a href=http://sldn.softlayer.com/blog/bpotter/Going-Further-SoftLayer-API-Python-Client-Part-1>blog

View Example

Going Further with the SoftLayer API Python Client - Part 1 Feb 6, 2015
So you want to code to the SoftLayer API, your language of choice is python (well done), and you’ve read the <a href=ht

View Example

SoftLayer CLI Simple Bind Importer Jan 2, 2015
We added a new feature, a simple bind importer, to the python CLI client that allows users to easily import bind style D

View Example

Getting started with CCIs Dec 8, 2014
<p>In the context of the SoftLayer API, SoftLayer CloudLayer Computing Instances(CCIs) are represented by <a href=/refe

View Example

Getting Started With User Data and Post Provisioning Scripts Aug 21, 2014
The SoftLayer platform lets you add dynamic data and scripts when you place your order. The scripts are executed after

View Example

Using fog-softlayer for Managing Global IP Addresses Aug 1, 2014
In [part six]( http://sldn.softlayer.com/blog/matteldridge/Using-fog-softlayer-Managing-Networks-VLANs) of this series w

View Example

Using fog-softlayer for Managing Networks (VLANs) Jul 31, 2014
In [part five]( http://sldn.softlayer.com/blog/matteldridge/Using-fog-softlayer-Managing-Key-Pairs) of this series, we e

View Example

Using fog-softlayer for Managing Key Pairs Jul 30, 2014
In [part four]( http://sldn.softlayer.com/blog/matteldridge/Using-fog-softlayer-Managing-DNS ) of this series, we explor

View Example

Using fog-softlayer for Managing DNS Jul 25, 2014
This is Part 4 of a series, so to get the most out of it you may want to [start at the beginning](http://sldn.softlayer.

View Example

Using fog-softlayer for Managing Object Storage Jul 18, 2014
In [part two](http://sldn.softlayer.com/blog/matteldridge/Using-fog-softlayer-Managing-Servers) of this series we explor

View Example

Using fog-softlayer for Managing Servers Jul 1, 2014
In [part one](http://sldn.softlayer.com/blog/matteldridge/Fog-Gem-Support-SoftLayer) of this series we introduced a new

View Example

Fog Gem Support for SoftLayer Jun 19, 2014
Things just got easier for developers working with the SoftLayer API. Support for SoftLayer is introduced with the rele

View Example

Introduction: Deploying Drupal on SoftLayer with Chef - Part 2 May 2, 2014
<p>In our <a href=http://sldn.softlayer.com/blog/waelriac/Introduction-Deploying-Drupal-SoftLayer-Chef-Part-1>first in

View Example

Managing SoftLayer Object Storage Through REST APIs May 1, 2014
<p>With <a href=http://www.softlayer.com/object-storage>SoftLayer object storage</a> you can archive, manage, and serv

View Example

Ordering RAID Through API Apr 22, 2014
<p>As a SoftLayer user, you have probably seen the beautiful RAID Configurator that greets you when you order a server o

View Example

Nessus Security Scans Using the SoftLayer API Apr 15, 2014
<p>SoftLayer offers free vulnerability scans with all servers. When utilized through the customer portal, it will run a

View Example

Do More with Less: A SoftLayer Knife for Chef Apr 10, 2014
<p>We're excited to announce the initial release of the <a href=https://github.com/softlayer/knife-softlayer>knife-sof

View Example

Introduction: Deploying Drupal on SoftLayer with Chef - Part 1 Mar 10, 2014
<p>DevOps adoption rate has substantially increased in the last couple of years across all organization sizes due to the

View Example

Introduction: Deploying Drupal on SoftLayer with Chef Mar 5, 2014
<p>DevOps adoption rate has substantially increased in the last couple of years across all organization sizes due to the

View Example

Getting Started with the Python CLI Oct 31, 2013
<script type=text/javascript>toc_collapse=0;</script><div class=toc id=toc> <div class=toc-title>Table of conte

View Example

Redirection and Controller Workflow Sep 5, 2013
<p>A common problem when developing controller functionality is how to structure the workflow of the page. You have to m

View Example

Technical Debt Jul 25, 2013
<p>According to <a href=http://www.merriam-webster.com>Merriam-Webster dictionary</a>, <em>debt</em> is defined as, s

View Example

Getting Started with Tickets Jul 9, 2013
<p>SoftLayer's ticket system is a primary communication medium for customers to interact with the SoftLayer <a href=htt

View Example

Unit Testing Ember Data Models Jun 21, 2013
<p><a href=http://emberjs.com/>Ember.js</a> is a JavaScript <a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model%E2%80%93view%E

View Example

Getting started with Firewalls Jun 4, 2013
<p>SoftLayer provides two flavors of firewall service that share some API components. Single device firewall solutions a

View Example

New DevOps tools for SoftLayer May 30, 2013
<p>Today, I am happy to announce two new tools to help interact with SoftLayer environment: a <a href=https://github.co

View Example

Zend Framework 1.x...Without Inhaling May 23, 2013
<p><em>Not sure how to integrate all Zend Framework 1.x has to offer into your existing code? Do you want to know how yo

View Example

Getting started with DNS Apr 25, 2013
<p>Users interact with SoftLayer's authortative DNS servers through the <a href=/reference/services/SoftLayer_Dns_Domai

View Example

Getting started with VSI's Apr 18, 2013
In the context of the SoftLayer API, SoftLayer Virtual Server Instances(VSIs) are represented by [[SoftLayer_Virtual_Gue

View Example

How to Solve: Error fetching http headers Mar 19, 2013
<p><strong>Error Fetching http headers</strong> is a common error to encounter when working with the SLAPI. Fortunatel

View Example

FTP/SFTP for SoftLayer Object Storage Feb 18, 2013
<p>Getting started with SoftLayer Object Storage can be a bit daunting. At it's core object storage is an API-driven pro

View Example

Python Object Storage Backup 2.0 Released Feb 6, 2013
<p>Under the cover of darkness we’ve been hard at working making more goodies for you. We’re excited to release <a href

View Example

Rich iOS User Interface using UIWebViews and MGTemplateEngine Jan 8, 2013
<p>SoftLayer Mobile Team is part of the Interface Development group that is dedicated to providing access to <a href=ht

View Example

Simplified CCI Creation Dec 18, 2012
<p>The SoftLayer API is a thorough beast...many ins and outs, options and choices. It is aimed to impart the greatest le

View Example

Dedicated server ordering with Flex Image and Python Dec 10, 2012
<p>Automating server provisioning is not only fun, it can also save you the time and pain recovering from the carpal tun

View Example

CCI Ram Upgrades Oct 26, 2012
<p>Sometimes I just can't be bothered to do things in the normal way. Now, I can enjoy a good ole zen activity like th

View Example

An American SLayer In Europe Oct 4, 2012
<p>From time to time, I get the opportunity to travel and work with various groups and organizations around the world. S

View Example

iOS User Interface Testing Sep 14, 2012
<p>Automate, automate, automate...</p> <p><a href=http://blog.softlayer.com/2012/what-does-automation-look-like/>Auto

View Example

Extended Object Masks: a taste of things to come Jul 17, 2012
<p>While my <a href=http://sldn.softlayer.com/blog/klandreth/Deglazing-slbackuppy-Usage-Object-Storage-Kitchen>culinar

View Example

World Wide Developers Conference 2012 Jul 13, 2012
<p>SoftLayer constantly pursues excellence in bringing the best products to our customers. We achieve this by always sta

View Example

Deglazing slbackup.py Usage In the Object Storage Kitchen Jul 2, 2012
<p>Backups are dandy; especially when you delete everything by accident. But when <a href=http://sldn.softlayer.com/blo

View Example

View Controller Containment in SoftLayer Mobile HD Jun 19, 2012
<p>SoftLayer Mobile HD version 1.2 introduced dual-pane browser functionality to provide a superior experience while int

View Example

OS Reload, OS Reload, OS Reload... Jun 6, 2012
<p>Need to OS Reload many servers you say!?!</p> <p>Do you have a large number of servers whom could use fresh start? A

View Example

The Object of My Backup Storage May 14, 2012
<p><strong>TL;DR: I deleted my personal site, restored it, and wrote an awesome rsync-like backup script that's really

View Example

Take the Bite Out of Editing Firewall Rules – A Python Example May 9, 2012
<p>Time is the only true bartering resource. We trade dollars for goods or services but the hard earned currency for the

View Example

Measure Twice; Cut Once Apr 26, 2012
<p>Recently I launched a project that displayed items in a blog-like format with an attached thumbnail. When I had orig

View Example

Caching Made Easy Part 2: Pass The Stack Apr 16, 2012
<p><a href=http://sldn.softlayer.com/blog/klandreth/Caching-Made-Easy-Part-I-or-How-I-learned-stop-worrying-and-love-me

View Example

Caching Made Easy Part I or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the memcached Mar 31, 2012
<p>Congratulations! Your website just made the front page on [awesome social media site here]. And while the business f

View Example

The CCI VLAN Specification Mar 9, 2012
<p>When ordering a CCI on our shopping cart you are currently unable to specify a VLAN. While there are exceptions in pl

View Example

Command Line Simplicity Feb 24, 2012
<p>Sometimes when putting together a script for the API I find myself wanting to remove as much complication from the pr

View Example

Object Storage APIs Are Here! Feb 13, 2012
<p>SoftLayer Object Storage is based on OpenStack Swift and provides integrated indexing, searching and CDN support. I

View Example

Scheduled Maintenance Dec 12, 2011
<p>The SoftLayer Development Network site will be unavailable between 5:00am and 6:00am CST on 12/14/2011. This mainten

View Example

SLDN Update! Nov 18, 2011
<p>The SoftLayer Developer Network thrives on your feedback! Let us know what features and improvements you would like

View Example

cPanel Provides SoftLayer DNS Clustering Support Sep 26, 2011
<p>Since the release of <a href=http://www.cpanel.net/2011/08/cpanel-expands-its-dns-cluster-functionality-with-softlay

View Example

Helper Functions: Small Changes, Big Win Aug 31, 2011
<p>If your job is anything like mine, there is just never enough time to finish everything. When working on projects, I

View Example

SOAP API Application Development 101 Aug 23, 2011
<p>Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) is built on server-to-server remote procedure calls over HTTP. The data is forma

View Example

The New SLDN Jun 30, 2011
<p>Good news everyone!</p> <p>The past few months we have been working feverously on redesigning the SoftLayer Developm

View Example

The End Is Nigh Jun 3, 2011
<p>As the depletion of IPv4 space draws nearer we have added a new requirement when placing an order which contains addt

View Example

Understanding Objective-C : Messaging May 23, 2011
<p>In this installment, I hope now to point out some of the unique features of the Objective-C language and entice other

View Example

Blocks - A welcome addition to C Apr 18, 2011
<p>In the programming environment of Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), Apple added a programming construct to C (and by exte

View Example

Virtual Guest Ordering Jan 11, 2011
<p><i>Note: This process for ordering CCIs has been deprecated. Please see the updated process <a href=http://sldn.soft

View Example

Go Go Gadget Jan 3, 2011
<p>To gadgetize or not to gadgetize? That is the question. Between Apple widgets, Google gadgets, and Windows gadgets,

View Example

Adding SoftLayer to the Mac OS X Dashboard Dec 20, 2010
<p>The SoftLayer API started on the web. It was originally created to support the back end of our web portals. However,

View Example

Directory Tree in XML Oct 29, 2010
<p>As a fan of XML, <a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Document_Object_Model>the DOM</a>, and interesting design pat

View Example

Captured in a Gem - The SoftLayer API Client for Ruby Aug 12, 2010
<p>When I first learned about object oriented programming, many years ago, I found that the technique fit me well. I fou

View Example

Time for a REST, Everyone Jul 23, 2010
<p>In our <a href=http://sldn.softlayer.com/07/2010/its-time-to-bust-out-of-the-private-network/>last post</a> we ment

View Example

It's Time to Bust out of the Private Network! Jul 2, 2010
<p><a href=http://forums.softlayer.com/showthread.php?t=4969>Some of you have noticed</a> that we <a href=http://sldn

View Example

The SoftLayer Mobile Client: A New Perspective Jun 21, 2010
<p>Much of the development work that goes on here centers on the <a href=https://manage.softlayer.com/>SoftLayer Custo

View Example

Our Python client is out! Apr 21, 2010
Lately I've seen a lot of people around me writing and hacking in <a href=http://www.python.org/>Python</a>. Way back

View Example

A Conversation on API Abstraction Apr 8, 2010
<p>As a developer, I have a good relationship with the PHP community. Many of my personal friends are involved in large

View Example

Something new for your API Toolbox Feb 25, 2010
<p>An interesting facet of the development and systems administration business is the number of 80% projects that build

View Example

Another Expo in the Bag Feb 23, 2010
<p>After a three hour flight that took five hours from LA to Dallas I'm finally home from the <a href=http://www.socall

View Example

Object Masks and Filters in C Sharp Feb 19, 2010
<p><strong>Object Masks, Filters, and Other V3 Black Magic</strong></p> <p>Everyone has heard the age old saying for an

View Example

Building the Data Warehouse Sep 29, 2009
<p>Here at SoftLayer, we have a lot of things that we need to keep track of. It's not just payments, servers, rack slots

View Example

CloudLayer Storage backend API is now available Jul 20, 2009
<p>We've opened up the backend API that powers our <a href=http://www.softlayer.com/cloudlayer_storage.html>CloudLayer

View Example

Guess who's coming to HostingCon! Jul 13, 2009
<p>Every year I get the same question from my customers, Hey Klaude, are we going to see you at <a href=http://www.hos

View Example

Using CURL to access CloudLayer Storage Jul 10, 2009
<p><a href=http://www.softlayer.com/cloudlayer_storage.html>CloudLayer Storage</a> is billed as providing anytime, an

View Example

API v1 is going dark on August 1. Migrate your apps, everyone! May 28, 2009
<p>If you haven't done so yet, please migrate your apps and scripts based on version 1 of the SoftLayer API to <a href=

View Example

The start of something good Feb 6, 2009
<p>I've been working with quite a few PHP users on our <a href=http://forums.softlayer.com/>forums</a> over the past f

View Example

PHP Memory Management in Foreach Jan 15, 2009
<style type=text/css>code { display: block; background:#dddddd; border: 1px solid #999999; padding: 5px; }</style><p>M

View Example

PHP Type Conversions for Comparison Jan 2, 2009
<p>There has been some discussion recently among our dev team regarding PHP type conversion. I’ll give some of the prob

View Example

URL Obfuscation Oct 31, 2008
<div style=text-align: left;>On August 26, our CTO Nathan Day wrote a <a href=http://theinnerlayer.softlayer.com/2008

View Example

A Boatload Of New Features! Oct 28, 2008
<p>Howdy everyone! We've been pounding some really cool features out lately and just updated our documentation wiki with

View Example

The New Face of Search Engine Optimization Aug 11, 2008
<p>Most SL customers host websites on our services, and all websites benefit from high search engine rankings. The old

View Example

Dot Net? You Bet! Mar 20, 2008
<p>Greetings fellow SLAPI enthusiasts! When the call went out for examples I figured why not cowboy up and try my hand

View Example

Worth A Thousand Words Mar 17, 2008
<p>Logan, the chief architect behind our API framework, has been playing with <a href=http;//graphviz.org/>graphviz</a

View Example

Perls of Wisdom Mar 12, 2008
<p>It's been a little over a week since our API launch. I haven't heard from anyone who doesn't like it, so that must me

View Example

And now for something completely different... version 3! Mar 3, 2008
<p>Before I get to the good stuff I want to apologize to you guys. I haven't been active in my API evangelism as of late

View Example

Where's the Beef? Dec 14, 2007
<p>In preparation for the new Seattle launch this Monday we've updated <b>getHardwareList()</b> to return a Location s

View Example

Gearing up for the Rainy City Dec 6, 2007
<p>By now I hope y'all have heard the big <a href=http://www.softlayer.com/press_2007_11_13.html>announcement</a> abou

View Example

Catching Up Sep 11, 2007
<p>(This post refers to SoftLayer API version 1. Check out <a href=http://sldn.softlayer.com/03/2008/and-now-for-someth

View Example

Revenge of the bugfixes Aug 15, 2007
<p>(This post refers to SoftLayer API version 1. Check out <a href=http://sldn.softlayer.com/03/2008/and-now-for-someth

View Example

Go Play in a Sandbox Jul 26, 2007
<p>(This post refers to SoftLayer API version 1. Check out <a href=http://sldn.softlayer.com/03/2008/and-now-for-someth

View Example

More methods, this time for the bean counters. Jul 16, 2007
<p>(This post refers to SoftLayer API version 1. Check out <a href=http://sldn.softlayer.com/03/2008/and-now-for-someth

View Example

New API method for searching IP addresses Jul 6, 2007
<p>(This post refers to SoftLayer API version 1. Check out <a href=http://sldn.softlayer.com/03/2008/and-now-for-someth

View Example

It pays to ask Jul 3, 2007
<p>(This post refers to SoftLayer API version 1. Check out <a href=http://sldn.softlayer.com/03/2008/and-now-for-someth

View Example

Time for some morning Java Jun 28, 2007
<p>(This post refers to SoftLayer API version 1. Check out <a href=http://sldn.softlayer.com/03/2008/and-now-for-someth

View Example

Time for some morning Java Jun 28, 2007
<p>(This post refers to SoftLayer API version 1. Check out <a href=http://sldn.softlayer.com/03/2008/and-now-for-someth

View Example

API Hacking Fun With Python Jun 21, 2007
<p>(This post refers to SoftLayer API version 1. Check out <a href=http://sldn.softlayer.com/03/2008/and-now-for-someth

View Example

Let's get this party started. Jun 14, 2007
<p>(This post refers to SoftLayer API version 1. Check out <a href=http://sldn.softlayer.com/03/2008/and-now-for-someth

View Example

API Addition - Backbone Graphs Jun 8, 2007
<p>(This post refers to SoftLayer API version 1. Check out <a href=http://sldn.softlayer.com/03/2008/and-now-for-someth

View Example

You ask, we respond May 29, 2007
<p>(This post refers to SoftLayer API version 1. Check out <a href=http://sldn.softlayer.com/03/2008/and-now-for-someth

View Example

Forums May 21, 2007
<p>We have launched a new group of forums to provide an area where developers and SoftLayer customers can discuss topics

View Example

Introduction May 21, 2007
<p>Welcome to the SoftLayer Developer Network!</p> <p>SoftLayer has been a leader in giving our customers control over

View Example

Quick example May 21, 2007
<p >We are ushering in a new era at SoftLayer with the release of the SoftLayer API.&nbsp;The API opens endless possibil

View Example

Show off your project May 21, 2007
<p>Everyone at SoftLayer is excited about the API. But we can't wait to see what our customers are going to be doing wit

View Example