Here's the first of a series of articles that introduces you to the Kiko API and also introduces the Ruby programming language for those of you who've been meaning to learn Ruby but haven't yet started.
If you resell domain names (or are thinking of getting into the business), you should consider .mobi domains, the domain for mobile devices. We'll explain they whys and hows of .mobi after the jump.
If you've been trying to get your paws on the Ruby library for the Kiko API without success, I've got good news for you:
- The links on the Kiko API page are getting fixed
- In the meantime, here's a link to my mirror of the Ruby library for the Kiko API
If you're curious about the Kiko API and have got Ruby installed, you can give it a shot in interactive mode using
irb -- the tutorial page will show you how. In the very near future, I'm going to post more extensive tutorials.
There are two expressions that really hit home for me when it comes to Tucows Insight:
"If you build it, he will come" - Field of Dreams Fame
"If a tree falls in the forest, does anybody hear?" - Bruce Cockburn fame (for me anyway)
The first one isn't so true. We have built lots of things, but people don't always come. And the second, well, if you build something, and you don't tell anyone about it, does it count?