Articles by Peter Rexer

01 Oct 2014 · by Peter Rexer
WebDAV enables users to mount remote content as a virtual drive, supporting both uploads and downloads. Back in 2008, Box developed its own WebDAV solution, but as we grew, maintaining our WebDAV code was troublesome—especially because many WebDAV clients have their own bugs, which had to be...
06 Dec 2013 · by Peter Rexer
As most of you are aware, we are one week away from the deadline of December 13th to move your applications over to v2 of the API. We have created a migration guide that has recently been updated with new endpoints including Tags, Locks and New User Sign Up. Check it out here: Be sure to check out...
02 Dec 2013 · by Peter Rexer
What a week! We’re really excited to announce the last big push of new V2 APIs before the end of life (EoL) for the V1 API. This week we’ve got Tags, Lock, and a way to create free account signups. V1 EoL is still on track for Friday December 13th. Many of you have written in about your progress...
13 Nov 2013 · by Peter Rexer
We often get asked about how Box decided to build our OAuth2 implementation. Whenever we build new services, we have to strike the right balance between ensuring enterprise grade security while also making our platform simple and easy to build on for developers. Balancing those two desires can...
13 Dec 2012 · by Peter Rexer
This post is the first in a series from the product managers and engineers who built the new version of our API. They'll be discussing the design decisions and technical challenges that we faced along the way, so be sure to keep checking this blog every day for the next week. As Chris Yeh mentioned...
09 Sep 2012 · by Peter Rexer
We're very excited about the new V2 API, as well as some of the fixes that we're doing to the V1 API along the way. As part of that work, we have a handful of changes that we have either rolled out recently, or will be rolling out soon. Please keep in mind that the V2 API is still in Beta. There...
24 Apr 2012 · by Peter Rexer
Why a V2 API? At Box, we're focused on making it possible for customers and partners to more quickly and seamlessly integrate Box's functionality into their own applications.  Part of that is taking stock of what's happening outside of Box and how it affects our users.  More people...
23 Feb 2012 · by Peter Rexer
I’ve always been fascinated with integrating systems together that weren’t exactly designed to go together in their original format.  One of the best ways you can integrate disparate systems, at least in my experience, is to use an automated notification from one system to another.  Enterprise...
03 Oct 2011 · by Peter Rexer
For anyone who's ever thought about hooking up their application to Box for Cloud file storage for their users, be it your own homegrown iPad app, or a portal on the company intranet, the Box APIs are your ticket to getting all the features and functionality that you've come to expect from the Box...