Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Embedding a simple Bing map in a blog post

Simple test to embed a bing map in a Blogger blogpost with Windows Live Writer.

  • open maps.bing.com
  • search a location
  • click on the ‘Share’ link at the upper right hand side of the map
  • in the share dialog, click ‘Customize and preview’
  • In the customiez embedded maps dialog, click on the map to place a pushpin (blue dot)
  • Then click the Generate Code button, copy the code in this dialog window
  • In windows Live Writer 2012, click on the ‘Source’ tab at the bottom of the Window.
  • In the source view, paste your code
  • Publish to your blog.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Test RESTful API with Postman REST Client


The Postman REST client aids in developing client software that needs to send and capture requests from RESTful web service APIs.

It is also a useful tool for the developer of the API because he can setup test examples, store them in text files and give them to the client developer as an example to develop his client and as an aid in debugging his client software.

Here you can read the Postman documentation

Install Postman REST client in MS-Windows with Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome
  • Go to the extensions page chrome://extensions/
  • Click on Get more extensions
  • In the find text box type: postman rest client
  • The result is shown her
  • In the ‘Postman – REST client (packaged app)’ frame, click on the FREE button.
  • In the ‘Confirm New App’ dialog box, Click on ‘Add’ to install.
  • The browser displays The Postman – REST client has been add to the new Chrome App Launcher
  • You can effectively see the App Launcher in your Windows Taskbar. When you click on it the Launcher opens and the ‘'Postman” App is available
  • Now you can launch Postman from the Launcher by clicking on its icon

Test a RESTful API with Postman