Tag Archives: api

Reading the Twitter Stream API with PHP

Monitoring a term like ‘Facebook’ with the Twitter Search API can result in hundreds of tweets every minute. If you continuously issue requests for the next set of data, you’ll eventually get a message that reads, “You have been rate … Continue reading

Posted in : PHP | Tagged : , , | 18 Comments

API’s Should Be Free

Nothing can stifle development faster than putting a price tag on the development tools for your product. A case in point is email provider iContact who for whatever reason requires developers to register for a $9.95 per month account to … Continue reading

Posted in : Applications, Technology | Tagged : , , | Comments Off on API’s Should Be Free

A DDoS Attack with Facebook’s Platform

Some time ago I had the good fortune to work with some developers on a Facebook application that was underperforming. Through a very robust investigation of the application, it was discovered that a large number of invalid requests were being … Continue reading

Posted in : Applications, code, JavaScript | Tagged : , , , , , | 3 Comments

Presenting Data Visually

Anyone who’s immersed in the world of data and its presentation knows the value of a well designed and laid out graphic can lead to a project. Currently application developers have two primary tools at their disposal, Adobe Flex and … Continue reading

Posted in : code, PHP, Technology | Tagged : , , , , , | 1 Comment