Buzz is a new social sharing service from Google, built in Gmail. It is very hot, released two days ago, but it even has a basic feed API, unfortunately it doesn't support RSS, so you can't just plug it to your Facebook wall page, for example.
I created a very simple converter for Google Buzz, that generates a vaild RSS feed from your Buzz feed.
Check out the source code here.
Please note that you will need a PHP setting: allow_url_fopen enabled.
I'm a little bit lazy and I prefer the challenging parts of coding, not the boring, repetitive ones. I read somewhere that a great percentage of development time is spent on creating basic CRUD functionality. I had to find something to get rid of this, so I did a little research on which is the best tool for PHP to generate CRUD source code.
Since I was using CodeIgniter for a while, I searched the forums for CRUD solutions and I found this forum thread. After downloading the package, I instantly loved the idea, that you can generate CRUD code based on source code templates. Just a click and models, views, controllers are ready to use, customized for your database schema.
Although the 1.1 is really cool, I missed a lot of features, that I added later.
One of 2009's coolest web mashup is David Leadbeate's Wikipedia DNS service. What it does is very simple: it returns an excerpt from a Wikipedia article in a TXT DNS record.
- What? Dynamic contents in a DNS text record? From Wikipedia?
For example, all you need is
// dns_get_record is a built in PHP function $knowledge = dns_get_record( 'trentemoller.wp.dg.cx' ); var_dump( $knowledge );See it on a test page: