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bio website opelbrothers.net
location Germany
age 46
visits member for 4 years, 3 months
seen Jul 2 at 16:47

Occupation

I currently develop Amazon Web Service related add-ons for the Atlassian suite at Utoolity - publicly available are:

Freelancing

I might also be available for freelancing gigs - see my freelancing profile on opelbrothers.net for availability details (a Stack Overflow Careers profile is available as well).


Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
21
awarded  Yearling
May
21
awarded  Yearling
Mar
13
comment Deprecating API V1.x
Excellent summary, this is clearly a broken promise with potentially severe adverse effect on API adoption: I haven't visited the site for a long time and came to look for a library supporting an integration project - sieving through the existing ones mostly surfaced V1 variations and I just contemplated to simply start with one for the prototype (and eventually evolve the library later on), only to find this (fairly odd) deprecation strategy next; and indeed this isn't encouraging for building on V2 either, to the contrary - why do I need to start from scratch now to begin with?
May
21
awarded  Yearling
Mar
29
comment Apigee API Console for the Stack Exchange API
@Shanley - Are you going to update the Apigee API Console for the recently released Stack Exchange API v2.0, which specifically includes optional authentication via OAuth 2.0 for a respectively increased user experience as well?
May
22
awarded  Yearling
Feb
22
comment The associated accounts are broken once again for this same user
+1 for explaining the background of this issue, always appreciated!
Feb
10
comment Changing the display of the apps tab
@Kevin - btw., kudos for the planned front page algorithm, stuff like that is invaluable to keep developers engaged and motivated and drive the app platform as a whole!
Feb
10
comment Changing the display of the apps tab
@Kevin - hmmh, I see and (hopefully) understand where you are heading to, but am not sure whether a most popular approach is appropriate, case in point: I'm writing a library with a focus on use case XYZ (e.g. XMPP integration), which happens to be implemented in .NET; given this algorithm I'd either need to remove the .NET tag or can't promote the tag featuring my selling point. Of course, the latter will be stressed in the title, and admittedly none of the current listings seem to be affected, but I'd expect that to change once apps/libraries mature marketing wise; well, just my 0.02$ ...
Feb
10
comment Changing the display of the apps tab
2nd draft: the next most popular tag seems to contradict the self managed "+1 tag" approach above?
Feb
9
answered Changing the display of the apps tab
Feb
9
comment Changing the display of the apps tab
+1 - Thanks for finally tackling this (and especially announcing/discussing it upfront) - long overdue ;)
Feb
3
comment You can gain reputation from edits to tag wikis, although they are not accessible through the API.
interesting tweet discovery! I wonder why Jeff seems to prefer leaking such API relevant information elsewhere rather than announcing it here first (or at least as well) ...
Jan
20
comment Overflow7 - Stack Exchange sites on Windows Phone 7
+1 for the first Windows Phone 7 app available (assuming no others are in the Marketplace submission queue yet ;) - I suggest adding your introduction video link from your related answer here as well: if I hadn't submitted an answer there myself I'd probably not noticed it!
Jan
19
answered Is Stack Overflow Meta incorrectly configured?
Jan
18
comment How to get a post title for a given post ID, even if that post ID is an answer and not a question?
Smart hack - given the current roadmap there are quite some requests to be saved still like so ;)
Jan
18
comment How to get a post title for a given post ID, even if that post ID is an answer and not a question?
@systempuntoout / @badp - both arguments are absolutely correct of course, I got carried away digging the API about a question/answer discriminator for a given post id and lost track of the mentioned use case, despite it being phrased elaborately (i.e. getting the post title either way) - it has been (too) late for me apparently ;)
Jan
17
answered How to get a post title for a given post ID, even if that post ID is an answer and not a question?
Jan
14
comment Provide a way to retrieve questions and answers that have been deleted
+1 - That would be quite useful indeed, but I wouldn't hold my breath ... It seems about time to expose these dumps regularly elsewhere for this and similar needs, i.e. something along the lines of the most excellent Stack Exchange Data Explorer (including the ability to persist queries and/or a respective API), but with access to historical dumps as well.