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  Writing API clients in Perl and Python


I recently released a couple of API clients for the Ge.tt file sharing service, one in Perl and one in Python. (I am just a fan of the service, not an employee or contractor.) I would judge myself an "intermediate" pythonista mostly due to inexperience. It's a culture shock coming from a background of CPAN. The old joke is that Perl is just a life support system for CPAN and that is arguably true, but I am here to tell you: you may not appreciate how good Perl hackers have it with respe...

   API,Perl,Python,API Writing,Pattern     2011-12-23 08:02:38


  Google releases Analytics real time API


According to Tech Crunch, Google finally released its Analytics real time API. Although this feature was launched two years ago, there was no convenient way for webmasters to adjust the data so that they can be viewed properly. Now developers can use the API to get what they want and utilize these data to do what they want to. Developers need to apply for using the API now. Once you get access to this API, then you can search your own real time data and utilize these data as you want to. For ex...

   Google Analytics,API,Real time     2013-08-02 00:05:56


  Java API vs Framework


What is the difference between a Java Library and a framework? The two concepts are essentially important for a Java developer. The most important difference between a library and a framework is Inversion of Control. It means that when you call a library you are in control. But with a framework, the control is inverted: the framework calls you. (This is called the Hollywood Principle: Don’t call Us, We’ll call You.) This is pretty much the definition of a framework. Basically, all the...

   Difference,API,Framework,Library,Java     2011-12-19 13:40:33


  Can API be copyrighted? At least Oracle hopes so


  The result of the lawsuit case war between Oracle and Google is clearer now. The court said that 9 lines of code of Android has violated intellectual property right, these 9 lines of code can be ignored relative to the number of codes for the whole Android system. But just like LinuxToy points out that the reasons why this case catches so much attention are : 1). The amount of money Oracle asked from Google is $1 billion; 2). The statement says Java language itself doesn't violate the int...

   Oracle,Google,API,Copyright,Lawsuit case     2012-05-11 00:47:58


  Designing Great API Docs


Writing documentation is one of those things that is dreaded by many developers. It takes a lot of effort and time to get right. And too often, people take shortcuts. This is sad, because well designed documentation is the key to getting people excited about your project, whether it's open source or a developer focused product. In fact, I argue that the most important piece of UX for a developer product isn't the homepage or the sign up process or the SDK download. It's the API documentati...

   API docs,Design API docs,Advice     2012-03-09 23:15:00


  Java SynchronizedList and Iterator


While reading some material about concurrency, I come up with some writing about using SynchronizedList wrap about normal List to enable synchronization.   But one interesting thing is http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/util/Collections.html#synchronizedList%28java.util.List%29   It says     It is imperative that the user manually synchronize on the returned list when iterating over it:     1   List list = Collections.synchronizedList(new A...

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  What we still can’t do client-side


With the rise of all these APIs and the browser race to implement them, you’d think that currently we can do pretty much everything in JavaScript and even if we currently can’t due to browser support issues, we will once the specs are implemented. Unfortunately, that’s not true. There are still things we can’t do, and there’s no specification to address them at the time of this writing and no way to do them with the APIs we already have (or if there is a way, it’s unreasonably ...

   Chanllenge,Client side,Server side     2012-01-10 07:22:31


  First Chinese app on Google Glass : PM25.in


PM25.in is an open source PM2.5 project developed by BestApp. It retrieves PM2.5 data of different cities in China through a crawler and then processes the data retrieved. They also created an API which enables third parties to access these data. Now the team has built something new, they moved this project to Google Glass and developed the world's first Chinese Google Glass application -- PM25.in. Now users with Google Glass can check PM2.5 of different cities in China. The final effect on Goog...

   Google Glass,China,PM25.in,BestApp     2013-06-23 10:17:40


  Google starts to clean up its service again


Google announced on its official blog that they would clean up its service again following the fall of 2011. They will close some features and services to stay focused and make good use of other opportunities.Google Reader and Snapseed are listed in the cleaning list. Google will switch off Google Reader on July 1 this year and end its service which exists in the past eight years, Users can export feeds using Google Takeout. Google said that this product did have loyal customers, but these year...

   Google, Google Reader,Close     2013-03-13 20:30:34


  HTTP is not a transport protocol, HTTP is not RPC


Recently there was a question on the forums asking why we encourage usage of HttpRequestMessage<T> / HttpResponseMessage<T> in the signature of a web api implementation. The point made in the post is that if you have an ICalculator contract which your API implements, then it’s violating SOC / inappropriate to have those messages as params and in the contract. The argument is valid when looking at HTTP from the standpoint of an RPC mechanism, which is actually a quite common ...

   HTTP,Transport protocol,RPC     2012-01-19 10:14:26