0 Replies Latest reply on Jul 24, 2015 1:04 PM by Ben Lower

    Looking for your feedback on WDC hosting!

    Ben Lower

      Hello Web Data Connector fans!  I'm new to Tableau and will be working as the product manager for developer APIs/extensibility.


      One thing that concerns me about the forthcoming launch of the WDC is that we don't have a good way to centralize public/shared connectors with the broader Tableau community.  I'd love to hear your feedback on this.  Specifically:

      • Should I be worried about this?  In other words, do you think it would be valuable to have your shared connectors be listed alongside other connectors in one place?
      • Where are you planning to host your connectors?
      • Would it be valuable for us to encourage a standard way for hosting connectors to the community?  For example, I've created a couple in a public repo on github (see them at https://github.com/benlower/tableau/tree/gh-pages )  which allows anyone to inspect the code and also then the GitHub pages infrastructure can then be used to host my endpoints (e.g. you can call the connector like this -> https://benlower.github.io/tableau/forecastioConnector.html)

       

      Thanks for any ideas or feedback you can share.  We're really excited about WDC's and want to ensure that we are doing the right things to have them be most useful to creators as well as end users.

       

      Ben