Skype's developer websites: an overview
One of the reasons to launch the new Developer Zone was the need to get our developer resources a bit better organised. We’ll continue with this “housekeeping” project, but obviously it takes time.
Here’s a brief (and possibly incomplete) list of online resources Skype has made available to our developer community:
- Skype Developer Zone (https://developer.skype.com/) — this is what we hope to become the “web home” of Skype developer community. Developer Zone contains:
- documentation and tutorials;
- some developer downloads;
- information about our developer support and certification programs;
- developer wiki that all community members can edit; and
- issue tracker (jira) used to track support requests, bug reports, enhancement suggestions, and product certification requests.
- Skype Developer Blog (http://blogs.skype.com/sites/devzone/) — the place where you’ll find news about Skype’s technologies as well as recent innovations of our developer community.
- Skype Extras Gallery (http://blogs.skype.com/directory/) — the place where you can find various third-party applications that work with Skype, as well as publish your own.
- Skype Forums (http://forum.skype.com/) — the public place for exchanging opinions about Skype. The forums are divided into subforums according to topics including Skype API, Skype Toolbars, and SkypeWeb.
In addition to the ones listed above, there are several websites dedicated to third-party applications and tools.
Note that while you can already use your Skype Name and password to log in to Developer Zone, Extras Gallery, and blog, you still need a separate user account for contributing to the forums.
P.S. As for the Java wrappers for the Skype Public API — they’re all created by talented people outside Skype.