The Social Business Toolkit is evolving in parallel with the IBM
® Social Business Framework, a strategic model for a unified work experience across the IBM
Collaboration Solutions product portfolio.
The Social Business Toolkit contains the following tools and resources:
Social Business Toolkit API explorer
The Social Business Toolkit API explorer offers two API explorer environments to help developers quickly understand and try APIs that are available for building social applications. One API explorer is designed for cloud developers who want to experiment with APIs that are available with IBM SmartCloud
™ for Social Business. The other API explorer is built specifically for on-premise developers who want to try the IBM
Connections APIs that are hosted on IBM
Greenhouse. Use the API explorers to make API calls, see the response of those calls, and access the documentation for those APIs - all within a single interface.
For more information about the Social Business Toolkit API explorer, including prerequisites and access information, see Using the Social Business Toolkit API explorer
in the Social Business Development wiki.
Documentation, samples, and use cases are available to help developers who want to build social applications and learn about SmartCloud for Social Business APIs. The API Reference
is located in the Social Business Development wiki, but sometimes you are referred to API documentation in other product wikis, for example the IBM
Connections wiki. Note that you can access the documentation in the API Reference directly from the API explorers described above.
Sample developer application
Learn how to develop an application that integrates with SmartCloud for Social Business by authenticating/authorizing via the Open Authorization (OAuth) protocol, calling the SmartCloud for Social Business service APIs to do a useful task, and extending the UI to show an integrated look. A sample web application is used as the primary tool to illustrate the required steps to integrate with IBM's premier cloud offering. For more information, see Developing an IBM SmartCloud for Social Business application
on IBM developerWorks
Parent topic: Application integration for IBM SmartCloud for Social Business