1
vote
4answers
271 views

Using the API for data analysis?

I am creating an R wrapper for the API. The use case for this is for doing data analysis on the SO data. As I am building it, it seems like I would need to iterate over many pages in order to get ...
5
votes
1answer
64 views

should min/max for alpha-numeric cases be case-insensitive?

I am having a hard time coming up with a use case in which case-sensitive min/max parameters make sense and several solid cases for a case-insensitive min/max. Example: With case insensitive ...
1
vote
1answer
56 views

Pro Webmasters Meta API not working.

Try this: http://api.meta.webmasters.stackexchange.com/0.9/questions?type=jsontext I can't get it to work, even though it's listed in StackAuth.
2
votes
1answer
157 views

What to do with API keys if our project is open-source?

Is it OK to share the key in our source? Someone could just pick it up and use it for other purposes.
5
votes
2answers
255 views

Why does the API lack any POST methods?

Why aren't any POST methods available? Being able to post new questions and answers would be very interesting.
6
votes
1answer
139 views

In the timeline the ability to know what events belong to what question

Take this example: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.9/questions/3165492;3182016/timeline Would it not make sense to have the question_id as a parameter on each timeline object? It makes the timeline ...
1
vote
1answer
154 views

stackauth throwing 503 (in html format) after just a few /users/{id}/associated requests

After 5-8 successful requests 503 error, in html format, are being thrown. The requests are unique and consecutive, no api abuse is occurring. A related, but critical, concern is that any error ...
4
votes
1answer
785 views

OData Browser - Browse and query Stack Exchange OData

This app doesn't use the Stack Exchange API; instead it allows you to browse and query data via the Stack Exchange OData. http://kruegersystems.com/Products/3/OData_Browser About OData Browser ...
9
votes
3answers
159 views

Should we adjust the format of the dev-tip questions early on?

Update: I've 'averaged' the few answers and comments and included the respective result below each question (all results are executed accordingly for some time already in most dev-tip posts). The ...
14
votes
2answers
527 views

Why does the API lack (proper) HTTP cache control headers?

I've just read Kevins answer to Do I need API key to use StackAuth API? and been quite surprised that the API doesn't seem to facilitate proper HTTP caching already: You really shouldn't be ...
3
votes
1answer
112 views

AND searching for tags?

I am using the search api to search for questions that are tagged with "tags" and not with "tags". However I have noticed that searching for tags is an OR search. The questions search for tags is an ...
3
votes
3answers
445 views

How to format an url-friendly slug for question urls

I would like to construct a slug starting from the question title. It would be useful to apps that want to show the original link to the question in a human readable way. On StackPrinter i have this ...
0
votes
1answer
120 views

Does an access using the API count towards the user's consecutive days total?

Supposing I knock up a quick Python script that uses Py-StackExchange (or similar) to visit stackoverflow, retrieve a recent question, etc.; and then run a cron job to do this a couple of times a ...
3
votes
8answers
646 views

How to format reputation numbers similar to Stack Exchange sites

UPDATE For JavaScript, see CMS's implementation below. It is much more elegant than the one I provide in the body of this Q. // formats a number similar to the way stack exchange sites ...
8
votes
7answers
1k views

How to format time since xxx e.g. “4 minutes ago” similar to Stack Exchange sites

function timeSince(date) { var seconds = Math.floor((new Date() - date) / 1000); var interval = Math.floor(seconds / 31536000); if (interval > 1) { return interval + " ...
1
vote
1answer
97 views

How to control vote count for individual user?

How do I find if user has already voted for a particular question/answer?
2
votes
2answers
188 views

Do I need API key to use StackAuth API?

StackAuth sites doco doesn't mention that it requires an API key and there are no X-RateLimit-Max and X-RateLimit-Current response headers on the request. At this stage I am passing my API key just ...
1
vote
1answer
114 views

I was building an irc bot with the stackapps api and…

So I was building an irc bot from scratch. I had named it sobot. Did the first test run and guess what? There's already an irc bot by that name. So what I am asking is: Am i paddling in the wrong ...
4
votes
1answer
193 views

all api endpoints except api.stackoverflow.com are failing paged requests with HTML 503

UPDATE: I am being told that this is by design. I could not disagree more. The inconsistent 503 throttling issue aside, the API is JSON based. HTML errors serve no purpose in response to an API ...
2
votes
0answers
104 views

How the apps-libraries will be judged for the contest?

Do you know how the apps-library will be judged in term of awesomeness? Is there something more official than Jeff Atwood's contest post on the blog?
1
vote
1answer
82 views

Problems with the Site Icons

I'm having trouble with the WebApps icon being returned from the /sites method. Namely, the image is composed of a larg white rectangle with a very small guy in the middle. Why can't the guy take ...
2
votes
1answer
51 views

Any way for /tags to provide unanswered count?

I am trying to get a count of unanswered questions by tag. Basically if there was an 'unanswered-count' in addition to the 'count' property of the /tags response that would be perfect. It has been ...
4
votes
2answers
124 views

How far behind is the data returned by calls supposed to be?

I understand that the data sourced to the API are cached, but I'm seeing some fairly extreme discrepancies between reputation reported by the API and apparent activity on the site. For example: ...
3
votes
2answers
119 views

Shouldn't the API help be consistent with the trademark guidance?

The description for the two StackAuth Routes within the API help both contain the phrase StackExchange network - shouldn't this rather be Stack Exchange Network to be consistent with the recently ...
4
votes
4answers
176 views

Is Stack Apps the place to suggest applications?

Is StackApps.com the place to suggest applications you would like to see created? I sometimes receive suggestions along the lines of "Is it possible add [feature-suggestion] to Stack Exchange?" I ...
5
votes
0answers
2k views

TopStack - Android client for Stack Exchange

Screenshot / Code Snippet About Android client for stack overflow and all stack exchange network in future. License Freeware. Will probably change to ad-supported or may be open-source (depends ...
14
votes
4answers
647 views

Version 1.0 released 9th of July

For a lot of us, that would be next Friday. At some point - most likely after noon PST - version 0.9 of the API will be replaced with the final 1.0 release. There are no expected interface changes ...
12
votes
0answers
855 views

StackBuffer - awesome StackOverflow interface (HTML5, CSS3)

Screenshot of StackBuffer.com interface About StackBuffer is open source project providing HTML5 and CSS3 interface for StackOverflow API. This project is actually experiment trying to prove that ...
6
votes
0answers
79 views

Link to SVG logo on stackauth

Could you host SVG version of logo and put a link on stackauth in http://stackauth.com/sites ?
2
votes
2answers
128 views

StackApps API is down.

It seems to not be responding to any request. * at least according to downforeveryoneorjustme.com Update: seems like all the SE sites are down :(
6
votes
0answers
55 views

Linking to StackExchange Sites

If I request from the /questions route (for example,) I get a list of questions and some relative route data. What I don't get is a nice, neat, full URL to the question on the site: site_url: ...
4
votes
3answers
266 views

Getting started: What kind of thing can we do with the SE-API that we can't do with the SE Data Explorer?

I want to know if my slender grasp of the latter will help me learn about the former.
4
votes
3answers
131 views

Are there any restrictions on using icons/look-and-feel from the site(s)?

Can I haz non-logo icons from the site(s)? I'm designing an app and my plan, assuming it pleases the court, is to use some of the icons/look-and-feel from the site. For example: The green and red ...
5
votes
1answer
116 views

Site in closed beta but api working

Hello, Webapps has been added yesterday, website is in closed beta and it's not possible to see something on the website when you are not logged. But if you use the API you can get information. ...
5
votes
1answer
215 views

Stack Users Lite: Search for users on all Stack Exchange sites and view their associated accounts

Stack Users Lite About Stack Users Lite is a simple single page JavaScript application that searches all Stack Exchange sites for users by partial or complete username and allows you to view the ...
5
votes
1answer
120 views

Intermittent bug in the /search route when providing both tagged and nottagged parameters.

I'm getting the wrong number of results back from the /search route depending on what combination of values I provide for the tagged and nottagged parameters. Examples: ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

In question/timeline api all votes have the same timestamp… is it intentional?

In question/timeline api all votes actions have the same timestamp in creation_date... is it intentional?
1
vote
0answers
211 views

MahTweets - Social Media Client

Screenshot / Code Snippet About MahTweets is Yet Another .NET Twitter Client, that has expanded to include functionality for other social media sites including facebook, yammer, foursquare, ...
3
votes
0answers
104 views

Observe a private beta in StackAuth

See here. WebApps and Meta.WebApps are listed, as WebApps has entered the private beta phase. Note that the state property for those two are private_beta and linked_meta respectively, values nobody ...
2
votes
2answers
114 views

How to mimic search behavior of Stack sites?

I want to mimic the behavior of the search field that can be found on all Stack sites. How should I do this? Filter by tags if all words (how exactly is this detected?) in the query are tags. ...
5
votes
0answers
138 views

How to get the count of a query efficiently

To get the count of a query without returning results, simply specify pagesize=0. http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.9/users?filter=mike&sort=name&pagesize=0 { "total": 1161, "page": 1, ...
2
votes
1answer
45 views

pagesize=0 on /search throwing error

http://api.stackapps.com/0.9/search?intitle=a&pagesize=0 { "error": { "code": 4001, "message": "The 'pagesize' query parameter is invalid." } }
2
votes
1answer
256 views

Web SENotify - Stack Exchange website new question notification

Screenshot About This website is a notification tool of new question on Stack Exchange website. License Public Domain Download Download http://senotify.jeb.be/ content (html, css, js from) ...
8
votes
0answers
766 views

StackList - List Your Apps, Track Bugs, and More!

StackList http://stacklist.quickmediasolutions.com/ Update: There are already quite a few apps and libraries listed and the number is growing by the day. Don't put off listing yours! ...
1
vote
0answers
70 views

Why have routes /badges/name and /badges/tags been favored over respective query parameters for /badges?

I realize that the API is frozen, hence tagging this as support rather than feature-request or bug - I'm irritated about the two routes /badges/name and /badges/tags: They seem to simply filter down ...
10
votes
0answers
358 views

StackTagz - Track the topics you are interested in over time

StackTagz http://stacktagz.com Screenshot / Code Snippet About StackTagz analyses your participation in StackExchange sites by looking at which tags you are active in. A question, an answer or a ...
2
votes
1answer
110 views

Eligibility for the competition?

I notice in the blog post that to be eligible for the comp you need to be listed in the App tab. What is the criteria to get listed on that tab? My app is tagged correctly and I think I am using the ...
19
votes
1answer
875 views

StackLINQ: A StackExchange LINQ Provider

Screenshot / Code Snippet var questions = from q in ctx.Questions where q.OwnerID == 34796 select q; var multiQuestion = from q in ctx.Questions ...
5
votes
1answer
109 views

Define the max number of vectorised parameters allowed

I am trying to make my app work with as little maintenance as possible, but also be as efficient as possible. Hence I would really like to batch up the ids I am requesting into a vector and get them ...
17
votes
1answer
843 views

A Stack of Twits - Tweeting all over your stack

Get tweets about new questions on Stack App sites About I am fed up sitting all day refreshing the home page waiting for that elusive question on symfony that I can answer and who uses RSS these ...

15 30 50 per page