There is no question DreamFactory’s native connectors have saved IT teams countless hours of development time. Yet these are almost incidental when one takes into consideration the platform’s ability to integrate with thousands of third-party REST and SOAP services, not to mention create entirely new APIs through the scripted service interface. Further, thanks to DreamFactory’s ability to leverage third-party libraries, new APIs can often be created in just a few dozen lines of code.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a DreamFactory-managed geocoding service using Spatie’s popular open source geocoder
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DreamFactory’s Event and Platform Scripting
The DreamFactory scripting objects enable you to create a custom delivery of data through a unified URL structure. Ok, this is a pretty well-known fact if you have spent some time digging around DreamFactory. DreamFactory allows you to link your event scripts and custom scripts to a file that is managed in your GitHub account. This eliminates the need to manually update your DreamFactory scripts when you update those scripts in your source control repo.
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One of DreamFactory’s most popular features is the ability to pull in foreign key related records in an API call, and even to create your own virtual relationships between disparate data sets. This make compiling all the data you need in one place a matter of asking the API for the related items. You can use filters and ordering to select the exact records you want to display, and their related items come along for the ride. Simple. Easy.
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With the release of DreamFactory 2.8 Gold, we are happy to introduce scriptable events for API Rate Limits. These events fire every time an API Rate Limit is exceeded. Along with custom scripting, you can act on the event in a number of ways, such as sending a push notification, writing to a log, updating a database, or sending a notification email.
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