Pete Samways #StreamTeam update | 14 June 2019
Hi, I’m Pete, I’m the Chief Technical Lead on the Stream Team.
Dave’s out of the office again today, so I’m going to give you a quick update for this week.
I’ve been down at iPower in Milton Keynes this week, which is the UK event for the IBM i developer community. Myself & my colleague Shahid gave a little talk on the Stream App, and the technology & techniques we use to develop that, which went down really well.
Talking about the App, one exciting thing we’ve recently added is the ability to add notes & checks, even if there isn’t a defect. This gives drivers a way to prove that the check was completed and that the vehicle is roadworthy and you can also set pass-only checks that allow you to capture information like the fuel level as part of the daily walkaround check.
The other area I’ve been looking at this week is the Stream API. Now, for those that aren’t familiar with that, this allows you to load orders into Stream and pull status information out. We’re currently in the process of implementing webhooks, which will allow API users to register for status updates, so rather than having to go & get the information themselves, it’ll come to them instead.
That’s it from me for this week, Dave should be back in the hot seat next week with his regular updates so, bye for now.