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15 February, 2010

Nodejs I just have to use it for something

A little while ago, inspired by Simon Willison’s demo of Nodejs at the FullFrontal conference, I felt the urge to make something, anything, using Nodejs. Nodejs gives lightening fast, event driven IO with Javascript running server-side in the rather nippy V8 Javascript engine. Until Nodejs, I hadn’t seen much need to bring Javascript to the server other than for testing and as a bit of a novelty. Nodejs changed all of that.

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15 February, 2009

Mashing up flickr in the client with jQuery

Recently I saw Tim Stevens post on Twitter about a slide show he had built using his Liveloom application. His slide show grabs some photos from Flickr tagged with ‘Osmosoft’ and then renders them with all manner of visual effects using Flex. While the visual effects available via Tim’s app are impressive, I’m a big advocate of open web standards and enjoy making things from HTML and Javascript, rather than using tools like Flex.

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19 May, 2008

Nba updates on twitter

Just in time for the 2008 NBA playoffs, and heavily influenced by Robbie Clutton’s marvellous UK football scores service, I have created NBA Results

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