Happy Friday, developers! It's time for our second edition of the Friday Roundup.
Upcoming API changes - The date has been set! - http://www.shopify.com/technology/6735056-upcoming-api-changes
You may have noticed that we've been not-so-quietly rolling out a new Checkout API. This API and subsequent reordering of some Webhooks will allow for better management of certain activities such as managing abandoned orders. We have set a deprecation date of November 21st for the status quo - after that, these changes will be permanently in place. If you're an app developer making use of the affected webhooks, you should have received an email notifying you of this date. If your app uses the 'orders/updated' Webhook and you did not receive an email, please review your contact information for your partner account.
Customer Webhook - http://api.shopify.com/webhook.html
We've added customer Webhooks! Check them out on the Webhooks page. To learn more about Webhooks, check out this tutorial.
The Shopify Fund - http://www.shopify.com/fund
If you aren't already familiar with the Shopify Fund, you should become so. The Fund is used to grow the Shopify ecosystem via cash advances for app developers in the range of $2,000-$5,000. If you have an idea for a Shopify app, send in a proposal! We review submissions every week. Check out the Fund page for all the details.
WOWZAPP Worldwide Windows Hackathon - We'll be there! - http://www.microsoft.com/student/en-us/wowzapp/eventpage.aspx?drop=89
Windows 8 is out, our .NET adapter is running free in the wild. It's never been a cooler time to be a .NET developer! A couple of Shopifites will be attending the WOWZAPP Ottawa event, being held at Carleton University on November 10th. Be sure to stop by and find us if you want to help us hack on some Shopify Windows stuff!
Anvil for Mac - http://anvilformac.com/
Anvil is an app for OS X that gives your site folder a .dev URL, and works with any static HTML sites and Rack apps. Anvil uses Pow (pow.cx), a zero-config Rack server for Mac OS X.
To get your repo, tutorial, or other assorted Shopify projects featured in the Friday Roundup, email email@example.com by Thursday at 5pm EDT.