478 posts in

Blog

My first Harmony Remote, I’ll be back.

My first Harmony Remote, I’ll be back.

Last Friday someone who will go unnamed dropped our TV remote on the floor for the final time. Since replacing our carpet with oak flooring several years ago our remotes have been taking a beating. The occasional drop onto the carpet seemed to rarely…

Using browser SQLite’s LIMIT/OFFSET to page results with AJAX

Using browser SQLite’s LIMIT/OFFSET to page results with AJAX

Another post mostly for me. I spent some time tonight trying to solve a problem in a mobile/HTML 5 app I am building. I have two lists that pull data from a client-side database that could possibly contain many records. Rather than pull all the…

Accessing the Miso API a sample ASP.NET application

Miso recently launched the initial phase of their API and make use of OAuth (similar to Twitter’s implementation) to allow user’s to authenticate with Miso and authorize your application to act on their behalf. The documentation is well written…

I have given myself another home page facelift

I have given myself another home page facelift

It was a much needed facelift.  I liked the functionality of my previous blog home page and I liked the way it was implemented (mostly using JQuery plugins), but the design felt too cluttered and was just … well… ugly. Mostly it felt like too much of…

Business and life lessons I learned from last nights Brew Masters

Business and life lessons I learned from last nights Brew Masters

Have you seen Brew Masters yet? The new Discovery Channel show focuses on Sam Calagione and his brewery, Dogfish Head. Never heard of him or the brewery? Go stand in a corner: you get a timeout for failing life. If you’re a fan of the brewery or of…

Top 10 Reasons to Refactor Your Tests

10 . You do have tests, don’t you? 9.  It’s the right thing to do - tests build up technical debt, too 8 . Keeping your tests lean, mean, clean and tidy ensures that writing new tests is easy and pain free 7 . It’s a nice break from working on…

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 odd. After…

The Buy & Fly Fry Tax

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: EssjayNZ I 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 awfully…

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…