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Let’s Make a Street View! Part 0

In what was once timely news, Google announced version 3 of the Google Maps API at their last I/O, designed specifically—but not exclusively—with the mobile space in mind. Since it’s not used on the main Maps page, I didn’t notice that the new API includes an embeddable “HTML5″ version of Street View until the news started making the Twitter rounds.

What’s especially interesting about this new Street View—aside from the fact that it’s now available without Flash—is that it takes a divide-and-conquer approach to ensuring good performance across browsers. There are at least three different rendering “modes” within the new library, triggered by different browsers and operating environments. I’m going to take a brief look at each of these before moving on to the main event: building our own Street View app. Continue reading

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Web Worker Example: The Rationals

The Web Worker library I’m writing for GWT is getting to the point that it needs some examples. At least one of them needs to be simple enough that what is being done doesn’t distract from how it’s being done. You can see various examples … Continue reading

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Retrieving wordpress posts via JSON

Quick piece of code. I ended up using WordPress for my CMS because of my fairly simple needs, the fact that I’ve already played around in the code of some plugins and templates, and the fact that it seems fairly … Continue reading

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