Archive for the ‘api’ Category

Fetching Data from a Third-Party API with Vue.js and Axios

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More often than not, when building your JavaScript application, you would want to fetch data from a remote source or consume an API. I recently looked into some publicly available APIs and found that there is lots of cool stuff that can be done with da...

Building Gorgeous 3D Maps with eegeo.js and Leaflet

eegeo.js is an open source 3D maps API built on top of Leaflet, the popular mapping library. There are many mapping libraries that allow you to embed or build simple, 2D maps. Notably Google Maps, Bing Maps, HERE, Mapbox and OpenStreetMap. Popular mapp...

PHP Fractal – Make Your API’s JSON Pretty, Always!

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If you've built an API before, I'll bet you're used to dumping data directly as a response. It may not be harmful if done right, but there are practical alternatives that can help solve this small problem. One of the available solutions is Fractal. It ...

Experimenting With speechSynthesis

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    I’ve been thinking a lot about speech for the last few years. In fact, it’s been a major focus in several of my talks of late, including my well-rece...

Taming the Snoo: Playing with the Reddit API

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Reddit is a social networking, entertainment, and news website where the content is almost exclusively submitted by users. According to this report, in February 2016 Reddit had 36 million user accounts, 231 million unique monthly visits, and 11.464 act...

JavaScript: 2016 in Review

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2016 has been a monumental, bizarre, and somewhat jubilant/terrifying year depending on your outlook. To concentrate on JavaScript alone may seem inconsequential compared to other events, but it's a huge part of every web developer's working life. Jav...