Archive for the ‘Google’ Category

PWA Directory

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The other day I was watching an interview with Ade Oshineye where he discussed his work on the PWA Directory at Google, a showcase of progressive web apps. And it’s pretty neat! It lists a whole bunch of PWAs out there and you can filter them by Ligh...

Calendar as a Service in PHP? Easy, with Google Calendar API!

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In this article, you'll learn how to work with the Google Calendar API in PHP. You'll do it by building a calendar app that allows users to add new calendars, add events, and sync calendars to Google Calendar. If you want to follow along, I recommend y...

The Average Web Page (Data from Analyzing 8 Million Websites)

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The following is a guest post by Catalin Rosu, who along with some colleagues, dug up a ton of data about the HTML content of web sites. This is the most recent study of its kind and wildly fascinating to see the results. I find it especially fun to co...

Is Laravel Good Enough to Power a Custom Google Drive UI?

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In this tutorial, we’re going to build an app that talks to the Google Drive API. It will have file search, upload, download and delete features. If you want to follow along, you can clone the repo from Github. Creating a New Google Project The f...

Google Fonts Redesign

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It's a big redesign of a site I'm sure all of use have visited many, many times. It even resides on a new subdomain: fonts.google.com. Live typing samples in the search index for the win! There are also much nicer font specimen pages with clearer examp...

Instant Loading: Building Offline-First Progressive Web Apps

There was a lot of great talks from Google’s I/O event this year, and Jake Archibald’s talk on building offline-first is certainly one of them. The DevTools in 2016 talk is great too. Or, decide for yourself! There is a playlist of all of them and...

Harnessing the Google Maps JavaScript API the Right Way

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Google Maps is an online mapping service providing up-to-date road maps, business listings, directions, street-level photos and more. There are notable alternatives to Google Maps, such as Mapbox and Open Street Map. But in my view, none of the compe...

Find JavaScript Code Snippets by Functionality with Cocycles

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Cocycles is a new code search service that enables code to be found by functionality. In this article, Cocycles team member Jonathan explains the idea behind this approach to code searching. We're all familiar with it: that moment when you're forced t...

Image Recognition with the Google Vision API and Ionic

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Image recognition allows computers to recognize images in a similar way to humans. In the past developers had to use complex image recognition techniques and algorithms such as pattern recognition. With the release of the Cloud Vision API by Google, de...

Progressive Web Apps: The Long Game

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Remy Sharp attended Google's first Progressive Web Apps event: What's stood out for me was how a relatively small amount of JavaScript and some well considered code can truly create an offline first experience that doesn't just rival it's native count...