Playing around with API’s

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Lately I’ve been doing a lot of work working with different API’s for some projects at work.  I am currently working with the Numara Footprints API to help automate ticket submissions at work and although the documentation is a bit old and cryptic I’ve been able to create an ASP.Net MVC 4 application that I think will allow us to automate ticket submissions to the IT department!

The API is exposed as a XML/SOAP Web service and the documentation provided has left a lot to be desired. That being said, it’s been fun playing around with this API and learning how to use it as I move along on this project.  Although this is not the first time I’ve worked with an API, it is the the first time where I am the only developer working on it. This means that I’ve had to rely on my skills of reading and understanding some of the code examples provided which has been challenging to say the least.