Previously, we took a look at my plan to build an app to track state parks. The first step towards phase 1 of the plan is to have some solid data, so we need to build an API. Last year, we looked at building a JSON API using Google Sheets. I don’t see any reason …Continue reading "State Parks App: The API"
I have been wanting to work with some statistical data for a while now. Recently, I came across The COVID Tracking Project (a project of The Atlantic) and I figured that I would would look at what I could get out of the project’s APIs. The project has a lot of API endpoints but I …Continue reading "Playing with COVID-19 data"
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 …Continue reading "Did you know that you can use Google Sheets as a JSON API?"
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 …Continue reading "Playing with the OpenWeather API: The basics"
Previously, we looked at ways to display tabular data on a webpage. Let’s pick up where we left off, but with more data. The last time, the data was hard-coded into an array. This time, let’s use Axios to load some fake data from JSONPlaceholder. See the Pen Table Pagination – Example 1 by Joe …Continue reading "Playing with more tabular data"
So, you need to show tabular data on a webpage and make it as digestible as possible? For demo purposes, we are going to look at the top 10 most populous municipalities in Wisconsin. See the Pen Table Zebra Striping – Example 1 by Joe Steinbring (@steinbring) on CodePen. In the above example, we just …Continue reading "Playing with tabular data"
Last week, we looked at string concatenation and I figured that this week, we could see what you could actually do with it. Back in 2014, I used a calculator to play around with PhoneGap. It might be time to play with the concept again. See the Pen Vue.js Calculator – v1 by Joe Steinbring …Continue reading "More fun with string concatenation"
I haven’t had a lot at jws.app since registering the domain so, I spent a bit of time over the past few weekends and finally built a website there. The idea was that it pulls recent activity from travels.jws.app, photos.jws.app, blog.jws.app, github, and DEV and auto-updates the website based upon those feeds. I wanted to …Continue reading "I created a new website"