If you’re looking for an alternative to the now deprecated Google charts infographics API (https://google-developers.appspot.com/chart/infographics/docs/qr_codes), this is a nice QR code generation library written by Arturs Sosins.
An example can be found here:
The complete method list has been documented here:
Ajax Animated Icon Generators
Sure there are a few standard icons that you can use for your waiting dialogues in your apps, but here a list of new and old ones… just for a bit of variety:
Chimply (animated gif)
LoadingGif.com (animated gif)
Okay, you’ll really have to look into it yourself in order to fully understand the boundless functionality of this framework. The crux of it being that you can write all of your code, client, server and data access layer all into a single module, and the opa framework will do the rest.
It’s Non-blocking, supports type-checking (see also TypeScript), includes jQuery, supports NodeJS/MongoDB/CouchDB on the server with Database Automation objects, supports MVC design patterns, and is basically awesome.
It’s going to be a commitment to start using it, but if it’s right for you it could well be worth the time getting to know it.
Write simultaneously the frontend and backend code, in the same language, within the same module. Even better: the Opa Slicer automates the calls between client and server. No more manually written AJAX calls or value serialization!
And when auto is not enough, add hints to the code to enforce client or server-side, privacy, synchronous or asynchronous.
More Script with TypeScript
I posted a while back about the joys of CoffeeScript, but now there’s an official Microsoft Script enhancing language that is designed to be scalable and robust enough for enterprise application development…
Any browser. Any host. Any OS. Open Source.
Visual Studio 2012 Developers can install the TypeScript editor plugin to get rich TypeScript tooling. It integrates into SublimeText as well (my favourite).
Best of all, it’s Open Source.
Check it out NOW!!
Check it out: http://createjs.org/
The suite includes the following:
- EaslJS - Graphics library for working with the HTML5 canvas
- SoundJS- Abstracted cross-browser HTML5 audio library
- PreloadJS - Manage and coordinate loading of assets and resources. Uses XHR2 to provide real-time progress information
Text ASCII Art generator
Now this is cool… you’ve always wanted to add your company name to the comments in your source-code in a BIG way… well now you can.
Check out this ASCII art generator that will convert your text into beautiful ASCII art using one of 300+ fonts…
Here’s an example page that renders all (304 at present) currently supported fonts in one big sample page so you can compare them all at once.
A really simple example:
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