Why are there so few Code examples on your developer pages?


Why are there so few code examples on your developer pages? Wouldn’t it make sense to publish more code snippets that customers could copy/paste into their own projects?


That would have been great! However, it isn’t as straightforward as it would first seem.

We did initially have a large collection of Java and C# code examples that customers could draw from. However, experience has shown that only a few customers can use them as-is, and most need to rewrite most of the code to accommodate their own libraries and such. What we have seen of our mentions on Stackoverflow and other places confirms this - one customer’s code is, for the large part, non-transferable to a different customer’s project.

We do have some some code snippets on GitHub. However, for the most part, our strategy is to provide examples of API calls rather than code snippets.

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