The Durango Herald has other publications on the Newscycle Digital platform, but their new magazine venture was to be built with Ruby on Rails instead of the native Newscycle template system and they looked for assistance in building an integration between the platforms. Tamberra to the rescue!
Tamberra has extensive experience working on data migrations in and out of the NC systems using a variety of methods including: JSON templates, NC’s Multi-Filter-X import tools, XML exports, and NC’s SOAP based data API. After a group development workshop, the two teams decided upon a JSON method and got right to work.
Using NC’s range of available tools, an API was built that pushes JSON article data to the DGO Ruby platform whenever a story is saved in the NC system. A JSON end-point was also created so any DGO article could be retrieved via the web in a JSON format.
After Tamberra worked with Durango on the initial build, the Durango development team was shown how it all works so they are self-sufficient and are continuing to use this API method for future projects.
Check out Durango’s case study blog post on Medium about the project! See the part ‘It was time to call in some big guns.’