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Using a REST API for the first time.

  Image source Rest API’s; the big scary monster that I’ve put off using for a long time. I put off approaching API’s for so long they eventually approached me instead. In the project I am currently involved with there is a need for Rest API use...

Advanced Google queries

Recently I have been doing some research tasks which naturally require a lot of Googling. A recurring theme of these tasks was frustration. Frustration from finding the same 5 results over and over, results with only one or none of the topics you are looking for, or...

Getting Started with a Web API

(Photo by Cecilla Heinen) There’s no denying that the world of software development is becoming increasingly web-based. The Internet allows us to connect like never before. I’m a new kid on the block at OptimalBI. I’m about to enter the fourth year of my Computer...

Integrating Confluence into a website.

Before you start looking at how you want to integrate Confluence into your site, ask yourself why you want to integrate Confluence into your site. If it’s a single functionality Confluence has that you want, there will be many other options. Building your own...

Simple and pleasing: Raphael JS

Last week I stumbled across a javascript library so cool I had to share it. It’s called Raphael JS, and you can use it to simplify your work with SVGs in the browser. As I’ve been learning D3.js, I’ve been generating svgs to represent data values and create charts,...