Did you know that you can use Google Sheets as a JSON API?

You don’t necessarily need to write server-side code for everything.  Sometime there is a much easier solution.  Did you know that you can use Google Sheets as an API endpoint?  Let’s take a look at a quick example. For a few years now, I have been archiving my tweets as Google Sheets documents.  There is …

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Playing with the OpenWeather API: The basics

Ever since Apple bought and shut down Dark Sky, I have been struggling to figure out what to replace it with.  I figured that this would be a good excuse to play with some weather APIs.  I have done this once before but that was with Rivets and YQL (neither of which I can necessarily …

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How to easily consume and display RSS in JavaScript

I came across this issue a few years ago and just recently found a good solution.  JavaScript has the ability to make an AJAX request to whatever page you want, and return the result.  The problem is that the same origin policy, enforced by most browsers, won’t allow you to return most content if it originates from outside …

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