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Script Persistence: Writing fail-safe, idempotent Ruby scrip [...]

Apr 23, 2015 - Nothing makes me happier as a programmer than automating monotonous and incredibly time-consuming tasks with a quick script. Increasingly these scripts tend to involve interacting with external (read: unreliable) systems. Oftentimes this unreliability can suck the fun right out of scripting. Run a [...]


Docs, Sheets and Forms add-ons now open to all developers

Apr 23, 2015 - Saurabh Gupta, Product Manager Back in 2014, we introduced add-ons for Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms in developer preview. Since then, the developer community has built a wide variety of features to help millions of Docs, Sheets and Forms users become more productive. Over the last few months, we [...]


Geolocation API

Apr 22, 2015 - Read the full article at: Geolocation API Read the full article at: Geolocation API Update long overdue — the Geolocation API is now available in all browsers! One interesting aspect of web development is geolocation; where is your user viewing your website from? You can base your language [...]


fetch API

Apr 15, 2015 - Read the full article at: fetch API Read the full article at: fetch API One of the worst kept secrets about AJAX on the web is that the underlying API for it, XMLHttpRequest, wasn’t really made for what we’ve been using it for.  We’ve done well to create elegant APIs around XHR [...]


Basic AJAX Request: XMLHttpRequest

Apr 15, 2015 - Read the full article at: Basic AJAX Request: XMLHttpRequest Read the full article at: Basic AJAX Request: XMLHttpRequest There are a number of common front-end tasks that many of us never touched the deep, dirty APIs for because our beloved JavaScript frameworks have provided easier ways to [...]


MutationObserver API

Apr 15, 2015 - Read the full article at: MutationObserver API Read the full article at: MutationObserver API One of my favorite web tricks was using CSS and JavaScript to detect insertion and removal of a DOM node, detailed in Detect DOM Node Insertions with JavaScript and CSS Animations.  The technique and [...]


File API

Apr 15, 2015 - Read the full article at: File API Read the full article at: File API Working with file uploads, especially on the front end, was always a hassle.  We didn’t use to be able to drag and drop files, complete AJAX uploads, provide multiple files, and hell, we couldn’t get any [...]


Qards: How to Create an Awesome Website with Video Backgroun [...]

Apr 14, 2015 - Read the full article at: Qards: How to Create an Awesome Website with Video Backgrounds (Sponsored) Read the full article at: Qards: How to Create an Awesome Website with Video Backgrounds (Sponsored) A video is nothing else then “image in motion”.  For someone, a video might [...]


The Realtime API: In memory mode, debug tools, and more

Apr 13, 2015 - Cheryl Simon Retzlaff, Software Engineer on the Realtime API team Originally posted to the Google Apps Developer blog Real-time collaboration is a powerful feature for getting work done inside Google docs. We extended that functionality with the Realtime API to enable you to create Google-docs [...]


Generating Reports on MySQL Data

Apr 09, 2015 - Rob Gravelle provides an overview of reporting tool types as well as some practical experience in report building using the reporting facilities of the Navicat for MySQL database administration GUI.







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