Thoughts on: an open, distributed peer-to-peer Twitter eco-system

As Twitter becomes ever more important and people begin to wonder whether it can even be used to balance out biased/incomplete mainstream news outlets it becomes clear that leaving it in control of one entity (the Twitter company) is unwise. Don’t...

Thoughts on dynamically loading parts of a mobile app

One of the great benefits of building your mobile app in Javascript (with PhoneGap as the wrapper) is that you can load in bits of code (via the script</code> tag) as and when needed. Of course, you can do this in any language as long as...

Mocking jQuery methods such as fadeIn

In writing UI tests for my new web app I hit a snag today. I have a notification system which uses jQuery’s fadeIn() and fadeOut() methods to control how notification messages get displayed to the user. And I want to test that these methods are be...

Squel 1.0.6 with automatic name quoting

Squel version 1.0.6 is now out. You can now tell Squel to automatically quote table and field names. In addition the query builder options code was refactored and simplified.

Wordpress Flickr Embed 1.0.1 released

Just released a minor update to the Wordpress Flickr Embed plugin. You can now sort search results by ‘date taken’ or ‘date posted’, the same criteria available within Flickr. This will make it easier to find the photo you want, particularly when ...