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API’s

An abbreviation of application program interface, is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications.

HTML5 Geo location using the Google API

HTML5 came on the scene around the beginning of the year, but as we’re seeing more browsers becoming more¬†sophisticated and applications more intelligent how can we use HTML5 to our advantage and what can it do to make life a little easier. Well one of the things we can do is plot your location on a Google map using the maps API and [...]

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Latest tweets tooltip plugin with jQuery

Whilst browsing my feeds I found an interesting post by Cody over at Codrops on how to add a twitter tooltip popup on any paragraph of text. You can find the main plugin here: jQuery Twitter Search Plugin or view the demo The Code Oh well there’s not much to brag about here but here’s how to initialise the plugin. The popup box [...]

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Build a MySpaceID Application

MySpaceID allows MySpace Users to easily come into your site and get going by bringing their identity with them. By allowing Users to link their MySpace account with your site, a Developer can enable social functionality. This guide is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the MySpace API as well as demonstrate with step by step [...]

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MySpace Open Search API

The MySpace Search API allows you to search MySpace for user, videos, images, and music. With an individual feed for each search item. It is designed to function like a search on the MySpace website and to have a response format that is compatible with OpenSocial. The API returns either JSON or XML and in this tutorial i’ll be using [...]

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Get started with jQuery Tools

It’s so easy to go on the hunt for a plugin for a project and end up with multiple plugins all doing different things maintained and managed by separate developers, but wait there’s a common solution to this problem with jQuery Tools. jQuery Tools packages up some commonly used functions which are relatively easy to manipulate [...]

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Translate your site in 52 languages

Is your site reaching audiences that would probably rather content in their native language? we’ll there’s a simple solution which models itself on the popular social sharing site AddThis. TranslateThis developed by Jon Raasch, a front-end web programmer from Portland, OR is a very easy to implement translation solution that uses [...]

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Using Memcache With PHP

I want to just start this little post with that fact that I don’t know all the ins and outs of using Memcache but I have enough knowledge to just about get it working. I have access to a Mediatemple Dedicated Virtual Extreme server and managed to install it on the server using SSH, with the help of this little guide from Mediatemple [...]

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Key web development skills

API Knowledge A key tool for any budding web developer is API knowledge. It’s good to familiarise yourself with a variety of application interfaces. I started out using the Twitter REST API with PHP and CURL when twitter first launched the API to basically get a users tweets, pretty simple now I look back, but at the time it was the [...]

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Steps to learning a new programming language

Learning a new programming language can be daunting to say the least. I’ve recently cracked it when it comes to jQuery. I wouldn’t say Im a pro by any stretch of the imagination but I can successfully build applications. It wasn’t an easy ride learning a new syntax, I’m going to run over a few tips and techniques that [...]

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