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How to convert a 10-digit timestamp in JSON to a Javascript Date

That’s a fairly long title to describe this: 1280296860 I found this value in a field of a JSON response from a web service where I was expecting a date. I’m used to seeing 13 digit timestamps so this date surprised me and looked a little...


The Buy & Fly Fry Tax

It has come to my attention that not everyone has heard of the “Buy & Fly Fry Tax”. I am shocked that there are people who have not heard of it - they must live under rocks. Please let me explain. Half eaten fries! Photo courtesy: EssjayNZI am...


Add your own custom REST endpoints to the Telligent Evolution platform API

I was recently asked the following from a fellow Telligenti: “Is there a way to do a simple ‘are UserA and UserB friends’ check via REST? Seems the only way is to get a list of UserA's followers and see if it contains UserB, but that seems an...


What's the deal with REST?

My buddy, James C Bender, recently posted a good basic description of REST. If you're starting to get into Telligent's REST web services James' article will serve as a good starting point. Then you can head over to the Telligent Evolution platform...


How a 2-minute task turns into an hour long comedy of errors

Why does Everything have to be so difficult? Nothing can be simple, everything has to be an Adventure. My little guy tells me before he leaves this morning that he would like to have his new Iron Man pillow case washed today so he can use it...


Telligent Evolution SDK and Android

It’s probably no surprise that most of the Telligenti are iPhone, MacBook and now iPad junkies. But we Telligenti are open-minded for the most part and we’re committed to using and abusing “best of breed” solutions – we now use Solr (on Java) for...


What’s on My Android Phone

Yesterday I asked Joel Ross if he would write a blog post listing the apps that he liked and used on his Android phone. Android owners in our crowd are few and far between. Most developers that I know are iPhone junkies, the next largest group is...


Links, Subfolders, ISAPI_Rewrite, Routing, and more

I know that is a horrible title but “How to fix your generated links that contain an extra subfolder name when using ISAPI_Rewrite to host more than one site on your OrcsWeb hosting account” seemed a little long. Now that I’ve stuffed as many...


Android: Using NTLM authentication with HttpClient

Sometimes the web service you want to consume is locked behind Windows (NTLM) authentication. I struggled for a bit trying to figure out how to use NTLM authentication with an HttpClient request in a sample Android application. It looked like I...


Android development for the .NET developer

A couple of weeks ago I switched from a Blackberry to an Android phone. I was a little anxious about venturing into the unknown of Android development, but I couldn’t fight the temptation of downloading the Android SDK and hacking more than a few...