As part of the 2013-14 Jive Developer Program, Jive is growing our Developer eco-system to spread the word about building solutions and integrating with Jive.  Part of that growth is to recognize and distinguish developers for skills they possess on the Jive Platform.  We've talked about the Jive Platform, Tiles / Templates / Streams and Apps badges, and now its time to talk about the Jive REST / Webhooks badge!


What is the Jive REST / Webhooks Developer Skill Badge

REST / Webhooks are the most dynamic and versatile means to integrate with Jive, so why not earn a badge for it?  Earning this badge includes comprehension of not only the REST APIs, but also their role in how they and webhooks help glue together disparate extensions in the add-on framework.


Earning more skill badges and being active in the Jive Developer Community are ways you can level-up your reputation in the Jive Developers community and win prizes in the Announcing the 2013-14 Jive Developer Program


How to earn the Jive REST / Webhooks Developer Skill Badge

To earn this badge, you can do one of two tasks:

  • Write a blog post in the Developer community that talks about an integration you are considering building.  In this blog post, be sure to mention:
    • What role(s) does Jive play in the integration? (required)
    • What role(s) does (REMOTE SYSTEM) play in the integration? (required)
      • If you do not have a remote system, and are employing direct use for purposes, such as automation, then details about the use-case you are conducting are appropriate.
    • What features of the APIs and/or Webhooks do you plan to build and what will they do at a high-level? (i.e. webhooks, run-as, content, places, extprops etc...) (required)
      • How do they work together to create the desired solution? (if, applicable)
    • Share any screenshots/mockups that help support what you want to build (optional)
  • Alternatively, if you are not the blogging sort, work with Mark Weitzel or Ryan Rutan offline to privately discuss your integration story.


Finding Community Members Who Can Help

With each of these blog posts introducing various skills, we will highlight some community members that have already earned this badge and would be great people to reach out to help you in the community should you have any questions! They are all just an @mention away!  But as always, Ryan Rutan and Mark Weitzel are always here to help!



Mark Weitzel



Nils Heuer



Aaron Walker



Ryan Rutan



Marc Rudkowski

Fidelity Investments


Stephan Leuendorff



Brian Welter



Brian Shoemaker

Thomson Reuters


Craig McClanahan



Creighton Medley



James Ketola



Aron Racho


Are you interested in joining the ranks of Jive Developers?  Interested in learning more about all the integration offerings available in Jive?  Or perhaps, you are just interested in the chance to tech talk and win prizes in the Announcing the 2013-14 Jive Developer Program?  Either way, reach out  and let us know how you see your Jive integrations working, and let's build something great together!