Sunday, April 11, 2010 | 12:52 PM
We've added 10 new articles to the documentation, written by both the Google Wave API team and developers like you, and we hope these articles will give you a new way of understanding how to use the APIs.
After launching the new robots API a month ago, robot developers have already written a bunch of articles about using it in various ways, from developing in Eclipse to integrating with Salesforce:
- Simple Guides for Robot API v2: A series of sample robots that demonstrate accomplishing basic tasks in the new API. All samples are both in Java & Python.
- Google Wave Java Robot Tutorial: Gives a detailed explanation of creating a basic Java robot, and then shows how to extend the robot to respond to commands.
- Writing your First Google Wave Robot with Eclipse: Shows the steps of creating a basic Java Wave robot using the Eclipse IDE.
- Writing a Salesforce Chatter Robot for Google Wave: Shows how to sync between Google Wave and Salesforce chatter, displaying Salesforce posts in a wave, and syncing wave replies to the Salesforce posts. Uses the Java SDK.
- Using the Deferred Task Queue Library with the Python Wave Robots Library: Explains how to use the deferred library in the App Engine Python SDK to defer robot operations, like creating new waves or performing many operations in a row.
- Responding to User Selection: Describes how to use the annotateSelection action in extension installers to create extensions, and more specifically, robots, that respond to and process user-selected text.
Meanwhile, gadget developers have been spreading their knowledge on writing gadgets, with articles on everything from Flex to GWT:
- Developing gadgets for Google Wave: Explains what a wave gadget is, and how to develop a basic gadget.
- 5 Easy Steps To Create A Google Wave Gadget Using Flex: Presents a 5-part video tutorial to creating a counter gadget using Flex (Flash Builder and Flex 4, specifically).
- Building a Wave Gadget Using GWT 2.0 & App Engine: Steps through the creation of a simple message-sharing gadget using GWT, App Engine, and the cobogwave GWT wrapper for the Gadgets API.
- WaveConnector for GWT: Shows how to use the open-source WaveConnector library for developing Google Wave gadgets using GWT and testing them locally in hosted mode.
If you wrote an article yourself, please share it in the forum. Happy reading!