Archive for September, 2009

Translink Zend Framework API

Translink is the local public transit provider for beautiful Vancouver, Canada. The system consists of Buses, Boats and Trains. Translink released an Iphone app some time ago that allows the lookup of bus information. Michael Weisman was kind enough to write about the “hidden” api that is used by the Iphone app to preform AJAX calls.
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Inject Dojo Bookmark

Sometimes it can be handy to inject Dojo into pages that would not otherwise have it. I’ve used this so I can use dojo.query() on a page to select DOM objects while testing a parser in a different language.

Use drag this link into your bookmarks and have Dojo at your fingertips no matter where your browser takes you:
Inject Dojo v.1.3.2

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WordPress Plugin: Save FTP Information

When WordPress cannot directly access the filesystem to do plugin updates / installs, it falls back to using FTP to preform the changes. However, this commonly requires the user to enter their FTP information on each change. I have created a wordpress plugin that will permanently save the FTP information without the need to edit the wp-config.php file.

Check it out Here

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BC Lottery Corporation API

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation has an unpublished API that they use to pull data down for the flash application on their home page. The Zext PHP API exposes functionality to query the most resent winning numbers from the BCLC website, as well as retrieve current jackpot estimates for the main lotteries in this province.
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