Rising of SteemJ #1 ~ Use the Steem API in your Java Project
SteemJ was poorly maintained in the last year and is actually not even working anymore – I will change that.
#Get SteemJ working again
SteemJ is a project that allows you to communicate with a Steem node using Java. The project was started by @dez1337 in the end of 2016. Sadly the library was not maintained anymore since more than a year now. As the code base itself is pretty good, I will start contributing to get it working again.
So far I did the following steps:
- Getting into the SteemJ Code base
- Identifiying currently non working API calls and Methods
- Getting into the Steem changes since Steem 0.20 release
- Fix the communication handler which no longer Needs to provide an API Name
- Identified deprecated, removed and missing API calls
- Merged the 0.4.x into the master branch which was in a work in progress state
- Fixed instance name for the test-classes
- Identified additional issues with test-cases (Also caused by the test-network has been shut down)
- Removed some broken JavaDoc definitions
I just submitted a first PR with those changes which was merged today.
I’ll update you as soon as I made more progress.
What is SteemJ?
SteemJ is a project that allows you to communicate with a Steem node using Java. So far, the project supports most of the API calls and is also able to broadcast most of the common operation types. Further information can be found on GitHub.
How to add it to your project?
SteemJ binaries are pushed into the maven central repository and can be integrated with a bunch of build management tools like Maven. The Wiki provides a lot of examples for the most common build tools. If you do not use a build management tool you can download the binaries as described here.
The project became quite big and there is still a lot to do. If you want to support the project simply clone the git repository and submit a pull request. I would really appreciate it =).
Thanks for reading and best regards,