A lot of its structure has changed meaning that the way I fetch event / team data as it stands at the moment no longer works. So for the moment, no changes on RE will currently be reflected on the VexDB API (and therefore the website too). Existing data will continue to function correctly except for the links to the RE event page no longer being correct.
Now, where to from here? Ideally I would just update the way I get data from RobotEvents to work with the new structure but this is currently not feasible, since there are numerous bugs around the website that stop me from being able to get the data I need.
Some of these include:
Thanks for putting the work into making VexDB available to all teams across the world!
Do you think you could also change the way skills scores are displayed to reflect the fact that they are now combined for a single Robot Skills score? It seems that RobotEvents doesn’t do that yet (skills seems completely broken on their website), but this addition would be very useful whenever the system is up and running again.
I definitely will do this, but I’ll probably wait until after the official skills rules are actually out (less than 2 weeks to go now!) so that I can be certain about how the global rankings are done, etc.
Has all the data migrated from the old RobotEvents? I’m noticing about 10-12 missing events in the GA-SC-NC area, as well as fewer density of events overall. can I trust the current data as it lives on RE?
Given the new RobotEvents.com is the only sanctioned interface to the events, you will have to use it, trust or not.
EPs will work with their RECF Regional Managers to clean up the migration. Organizations/Teams should check out the new interface, it is quite an improvement over the old one.
Note, I saw some events from Massachusetts not show up. This may be that the EP was setting up a tournament and the RECF Regional Manager had not yet approved it as a qualifying event. Pure speculation on my part.
RECF got back from an email right away, many of the tournaments were not approved on purpose yet for the rollout, as the EP’s film out some details and they get approved they will pop back up.
If you already signed up for some, it’s still good.
@nallen01 I would put a warning on your site and in the API, somewhere prominent saying this. Most applications which use your API are relying on it being up-to-date, so possible a deprecation notice for StarStruck requests might be in order?
I have few internal tools that moniter things like top skills, matches, etc. in my region, but nothing public. It’s sad to see them go, cause they were really useful. Oh well, I’m already investigating some method of getting the data out of that website.