I am happy to finish and open-source a strongly-typed, rate-limited Java Client library for Dribbble called dribbble-java-client.

dribbble-java-client is a strongly typed Java library for accessing http://dribbble.com API. The library provides support for rate limiting requests. All objects implement the necessary equals, hashcode and toString methods for easier usage. Also, implemented is the Comparable interface for comparison and sorting.

The library also exposes a convenience class called DribbbleInvoker that may be used to add more APIs (should they get added in future and this library looses track). The invoker is rate-limit safe.

Usage

DribbbleClient client = new DribbbleClient();

// get info on shot with ID: 1
Shot shot = client.getShot(1);

// get info on this shot's player
Player player = client.getPlayer(shot.getPlayer().getId());

// do more...

Pagination Support

All API methods that support pagination have a corresponding, pagination-aware method available as well. For example, when fetching comments for a shot you may do,

DribbbleClient client = new DribbbleClient();

CommentList list = getShotComments(1);

// do something with these comments

if(list.getPage() < list.getPages()) {
    list = getShotComments(1, 2); // to get default page 2

    // or, may provide the number of results to fetch as well
    list = getShotComments(1, 2, 15);
}

// get more comments

The current default for number of results per page is 15 per Dribbble API. Refer http://dribbble.com/api for more details.


Project Links

More details on the project can be found on project home page, http://www.sangupta.com/projects/dribbble-java-client.
Source Code: https://github.com/sangupta/dribbble-java-client
Downloads: https://github.com/sangupta/dribbble-java-client/downloads
Issue Management: https://github.com/sangupta/dribbble-java-client/issues
Usage Instructions: https://github.com/sangupta/dribbble-java-client/blob/master/README.md

Hope this helps.

written by Sandeep Gupta

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 2:35 PM

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