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Friday, July 7, 2023
It's Friday, and it's time for a freebie. This time around, this freebie is based on a customer question we came across recently. In TMS FNC Maps, we have a separate Google Maps based component. Each time Google pushes an update, the version number is increased and for us developers, needing to change the version number to get access to the latest API changes / features would be a hassle and require a release of our software everytime this happens.
Google Maps sample image
Luckily, Google implemented a system that allows users to configure the API to automatically pick up the latest stable version. The recommended API version is weekly. This is the most current and up-to-date version and contains the latest bug fixes and performance improvements. If, for some reason, the application/component is behaving unexpected, it's possible to temporarily change the versioning to beta, quarterly or to a specific version. This can be done with
Even when the component is managing the versioning automatically, it might be of interest to check which version number the API is actually targeting. Last week, we had a question from a customer related to retrieving the version number.
Immediately, we jumped on this question and came up with a nice solution.
From time to time, we come across questions that eventually make our components better. This particular question ended up with a code snippet, not only helping the customer, but also helping others with the same question. When something is non-trivial like this, we tend to integrate this as a feature or improvement in the component itself. This is why feedback, questions like this only make our components better and eventually your application. Don't hesitate to provide us feedback through our typical communication channels.
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