Category: Google

Improving Conversations using the Perspective API

I recently came across an article by Rory Cellan-Jones about a new technology from Jigsaw, a development group at Google focused on making people safer online through technology. At the time they’d just released the first alpha version of what they call The Perspective API. It’s a machine learning tool that...

PWA Directory

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 Lighthouse metrics – that’s the auditing tool from Google that score...

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

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 you to set up Homestead so you can easily get an environm...

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

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 compare the top results to what I would have guessed would have won. W...

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

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 first thing that we need to do when working with […] Continue r...

Google Fonts Redesign

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 examples, cool/nerdy data visualizations, and pairing recomme...

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 Robert Nyman rounded up everything as well. Also, if you’re i...

Harnessing the Google Maps JavaScript API the Right Way

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 competitors can match up to Google Maps for the sole reason of the comple...

Find JavaScript Code Snippets by Functionality with Cocycles

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 to abandon your code editor, interrupt your workflow and ...

Image Recognition with the Google Vision API and Ionic

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, developers now have a powerful suite of tools available from a company...