Mon, 02/13/2012 - 17:33
Posted by: phil

SoftLayer Object Storage is based on OpenStack Swift and provides integrated indexing, searching and CDN support. Information stored to SoftLayer Object Storage is written multiple times to self-healing clusters which have the ability to immediately restore data in case of drive failure.
Unlike previously released APIs SoftLayer Object Storage is only available on a REST interface. However, very much like our other APIs will you have the ability to fully interact with SoftLayer Object Storage programmatically.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 09:08
Posted by: phil

The SoftLayer Development Network site will be unavailable between 5:00am and 6:00am CST on 12/14/2011. This maintenance window will be used to upgrade the infrastructure hosting the site. Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.

Fri, 11/18/2011 - 16:52
Posted by: phil

The SoftLayer Developer Network thrives on your feedback! Let us know what features and improvements you would like to see in the future. You can reach the SLDN team at

Mon, 09/26/2011 - 10:55
Posted by: phil

Since the release of cPanel & WHM 11.30, users of the control panel have had the ability to incorporate the native DNS Cluster Management with DNS services offered by SoftLayer and UK2Group (under the brand VPS.NET).

Wed, 08/31/2011 - 10:03
Posted by: tgarrison

If your job is anything like mine, there is just never enough time to finish everything. When working on projects, I try to find ways which can speed up my development process. There are many tools and ideas which can help greatly in this area, however, sometimes very small behavioral changes can result in a cumulative win. When working on web-based projects in PHP, I often find that I need to see what’s contained in an array or an object so I can get my code just right.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:56
Posted by: ktrachier

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) is built on server-to-server remote procedure calls over HTTP. The data is formatted as XML; this means secure, well formatted data will be sent and received from SoftLayer’s API. This may take a little more time to set up than the REST API but it can be more scalable as you programmatically interface with it. SOAP’s ability to tunnel through existing protocols such as HTTP and innate ability to work in an object-oriented structure make it an excellent choice for interaction with the SoftLayer API.

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 12:14
Posted by: clee

If your company is dealing with international customers, you probably deal with lots of time conversions between different time zones. Time conversion can be tricky thanks to daylight savings time in some regions. Another factor that can cause some confusion is missing or not knowing your PHP default time zone.

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 12:36
Posted by: phil

Good news everyone!

The past few months we have been working feverously on redesigning the SoftLayer Development Network site.

The goals for this first release are as follows:
* Maintain level of functionality and features of the previous SLDN
* Unify browsing experience by collapsing the blog and reference documentation into a single content management system
* Lay the groundwork for advanced features such as rating, comments, user generated content, and even a real time feed of API changes

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 08:01
Posted by: phil

As the depletion of IPv4 space draws nearer we have added a new requirement when placing an order which contains addtional IP addresses. In addition to the usual suspects you will need to add an additional array to your order container object: itemCategoryQuestionAnswers.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 08:45
Posted by: sthompson

In this installment, I hope now to point out some of the unique features of the Objective-C language and entice other geeks to look at the language with new eyes. In this case we are going to examine the technique used to invoke object behaviors, message passing.Objective-C is the lingua franca of Mac OS X and iOS application development. However, the language is seldom seen outside of the Apple development environment.