box-tokener: A Node.js Command Line Tool to Generate Box API Tokens

Murtza Manzur · 7 months ago

This post was written by Corey Ghilarducci, Technical Support Engineer at Box

Learning how build with the Box API begins with authentication. To make the process of getting started with our API faster, we provide the ability to generate a developer token for authentication within our developer co...

    Showdown! 3D Model Compression at Scale: Draco vs. Open3DGC

    Mike Schwartz · 7 months ago

    This post was written by Ian Kerr, Senior Software Engineer at Box

    In the Box web and mobile applications, we enable users to "preview" their files, meaning a user can easily view a file directly in our app instead of having to download the file and open it elsewhere. We also allow developers to ...

      Add Video Capture to Your App with Box and Ziggeo

      Mike Schwartz · 7 months ago

      Last year, we introduced several new file viewers in Box as part of an 'All New Box,' including a powerful HD video viewer. This viewer allows Box users to view and interact with HD video files natively in the Box web application and is available via the API...

        Create a Folder Structure in Box with the API

        Murtza Manzur · 7 months ago

        Creating a folder structure in Box helps you store and organize your files. Box folders also help you share and collaborate on your content with others.

        Box has a content access permissions model that follows a waterfall design. Individuals only have access to the folder they are invited into and ...

          File Search API

          Murtza Manzur · 8 months ago

          Let's you need to build a file search engine. More specifically, your requirement is to search for files by name, type, and last modification date. If the file is a document such as a pdf or docx, you need to enable full-text search within those files.

          To build this feature, you will need a filesys...

            Crowdsourcing the Box API Documentation

            Mike Schwartz · 8 months ago

            At Box, we strive to deliver best-in-class API documentation to make it as easy as possible for developers to learn about our APIs.

            One of the most important parts of any developer’s journey with a new API is exploring the documentation to understand how the API can be ...

              Introducing Interactive Documentation

              Mike Schwartz · 8 months ago

              At Box, we strive to deliver best-in-class API documentation to make it as easy as possible for developers to learn about our APIs.

              Beyond just reading the documentation, we know developers will want to get hands on with an API to see how it works. While there are a num...

                The New Box Developer Console is Now Available in Beta

                Mike Schwartz · 8 months ago

                Once you’ve got an understanding of what you can do with the Box API and you’re eager to get started, the next step is to create an app, configure your settings, grab your API key and start building. To make building with our API as easier than ever before, we’re launching a brand new Box Developer ...

                  Introducing Box API Navigator

                  Mike Schwartz · 8 months ago

                  Box’s API provides a number of different capabilities to handle files in an application. From uploading a file to displaying a file to searching for files, different endpoints of our API can be chained together to power a file component of any application. But sometimes, it can be hard to understand...

                    Updates to the Box .NET SDK and Support for .NET Core

                    Mike Schwartz · 8 months ago

                    For many years, .NET developers have used the Box APIs to build enterprise applications. To that end, we have released a major update to our .NET/C# SDK (also known as the Box Windows v2 SDK) to support all endpoints of the Box Content API. The latest version of the Box .NET/C# SDK supports several ...

                      Updates to the Box Node.js SDK

                      Mike Schwartz · 8 months ago

                      Last year, we introduced a Node SDK that we use to support many of our own web applications, including the recently launched Box Notes desktop app. The new app, built using Electron, leverages the Box Node.js SDK to...

                        Updates to the Box Java SDK

                        Mike Schwartz · 8 months ago

                        Our Java developer community has a longstanding relationship with Box, and our Java SDK is one of the most popular Box SDKs.

                        We have released a major update to the Box Java SDK to support all endpoints of the Box Content API. The latest version of the Box Java SDK supports several new endpoints, ad...

                          File Comments API

                          Murtza Manzur · 8 months ago

                          Imagine you need to build a feature that lets your users create, read, and delete comments from a document. You will have to create a database table to track the comment text, the file associated with the comment, the user making the comment, and the comment date. You will have to write code to save...

                            Get Enterprise Events Within The Past Day

                            Murtza Manzur · 8 months ago

                            With our Enterprise Events API, you can keep track of what files are uploaded to Box. In addition to File Upload events, our Enterprise Events API lets you track 52 other event types, such as when a file is deleted, a folder is shared, or new user ...

                              Add Custom Metadata to Any File

                              Murtza Manzur · 8 months ago

                              Imagine you are part of a contracts team within a multinational business. Your team needs a way to store contracts that your team signs with other companies. You also need a way to later search across these contracts based on the company's name and location.

                              With our Metadata API, you can define a...

                                Preview 120 File Types in Your Application

                                Murtza Manzur · 8 months ago

                                One of the most powerful Box API features is the ability to generate an embeddable file preview experience. We support more than 120 file types including everything from CS...