W.J. Gilmore

32 articles

Backbone.js: Apply MVC to Your JavaScript-driven Applications

I'm probably seriously dating myself with this question, but have you ever seen the movie "Can't Buy Me Love"? It's about a high school...

On the Road with the Google Maps API

In the previous installment of this occasional series discussing the Google Maps API, we used the API and a PHP library named GoogleMapAPI to...

Charting Your Course Using the Google Maps API

This ongoing series regarding building location-based web sites using PHP and the Google Maps API has covered quite a bit of ground, no pun...

Creating RSS Feeds with the Zend Framework for Fun and Profit

Over the past few years, I've shown you how to build custom RSS aggregators using PHP and MySQL and Ruby. Even five years after...

Integrating Twitter Into the Zend Framework

I'll admit I'm a rather late adopter of Twitter, the real-time short messaging service that has in recent months taken the tech community by...

Sending Email with PHP

Email plays a crucial role in website development, whether you'd like to confirm a new registrant's email address, recover a lost password, or provide...

Authenticating Users with OpenID and the Zend Framework

It goes without saying that the web is the single greatest communications medium ever devised. Bigger than the local newspaper. Bigger than TV. Bigger...

Geocoding with the Rails GeoKit Plugin

In the opening installment of this series, you learned how to integrate Google Maps into your Rails applications by using the powerful YM4R/GM plugin....

Consuming RSS Feeds with Ruby

Last year, noted blogger and technical evangelist Robert Scoble made headlines by explaining how he manages to read a staggering 622 RSS (Rich...

Telling Time with Ruby

Ask any Ruby developer what led them to embrace the language, and most will praise its "beauty," comparing Ruby's syntax to a eloquent poem...

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