Category Archives: oop

toolbox: webdev unicorns: components (3/4)

The web is a big place, and being a part of it increases the value of both the network your application interacts with and your application. This creates a need to interoperate with other applications on the web, the fulfillment of which actually helps create a better end-user experience. What this boils down to are […]

idea: todo: improve amara’s scimitar api

First of all, if you haven’t seen amara yet, go check out amara today and stick it in your toolbox. It’s a very very nice library for python that lets you create objects out of XML documents. One of the nifty things amara provides, it scimitar, which is an implementation of schematron, a rich schema […]

idea: flight pickers should mashup with calendars

Date Selectors too Hard to Use I don’t know about most people, but I don’t fly without a reason. The reasons I fly are usually closely related to events that are often published. For example, lots of people travel on holidays. Other times, people plan for trips using tools like calendars. However, when I’m telling […]

idea: todo: bug database service like evdb.com

As web style software proliferates, the concept of domain gains value. evdb.com is a domain who has claimed expertise in events. Brilliant. What I’d really, really love is a domain who has an open web api like evdb, but whose expertise is in bugs. That would be great. Then everyone could start building their specific […]

URI Design: Web API

Web API Tim Bray posted about web style software. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about uri design schemes and web style software. I’ve also been adoring web apis like Evdb.com. I’d like to do all my new projects in this style. Then I can simply write the web interface after the API is […]

Hello world!

I like that the first entry for your new blog is the classic “Hello World.” I’ll leave it be and move on to things I want to talk about. My site is Siliconllama.com. My name is Ben West. I’m a vocalist with a degree in music. I like conducting, playing piano, singing with small ensembles, […]