Category Archives: Web & Software Development

Why isn’t Twitter charging for their API?

It feels like Twitter’s general attitude towards API developers has increasingly become one of annoyance. The reason the API has become such a pain to Twitter is because they’re just giving it away. Why aren’t they charging tiered pricing based … Continue reading

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Check if a Javascript function exists, if so call it.

I had a little trouble searching for this on Google. So here’s a little Javascript gem for you. If you want to call a Javascript function, but only if it exists, here’s one way you can do that. function ifFnExistsCallIt(fnName) … Continue reading

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How to save a string to S3 using PHP

I recently used Elance to commission the creation of a PHP function that takes a string as input, creates a text file, saves it to S3, and finally returns the URL to the text file. I’m using this function to create a … Continue reading

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Tweet Button Shows 0 Fix

Twitter has a fancy widget/button called the Tweet Button that allows your readers to click a button to tweet about your webpage. It includes a count of how many people have tweeted about your page, similar to Facebook’s “like” button. … Continue reading

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How to reference Smarty variables inside {php} tags

I gotta’ be honest, I’ve never used the Smarty Template Engine before in my life. I’m currently working on a project to integrate WordPress and JobberBase so they use the same WordPress theme. JobberBase uses Smarty, so I’m getting a crash course. … Continue reading

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