Thursday, May 31, 2012

Web-Based Tools I Just Finished

After much effort, many headaches (I am starting to hate PHP), and quite a bit of debugging, they are finally here!  I present to all of you some tools for beautifying code, adding syntax highlighting, computing the HTML needed for showing code, and getting the length of a string.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Cool Tools You'll Love Using Coming Soon

I am currently working on some pretty awesome online tools for aiding in development.  I have a few little programs I use to help myself, and I have been using a combination of other people's online applets for certain tasks.  I want all of this stuff together in one place!  Oh, and why not add a few features while I'm at it?

Saturday, May 19, 2012

BlogSpot Feeds

What are those special feed URLs for BlogSpot? How can they be sorted, filtered? Blogs, Posts, Comments — how to get those. I recently made a BlogSpot interface in PHP/JavaScript and needed to know these things. There are already APIs out there for interfacing with BlogSpot, but I like to reinvent the wheel. Keep reading if you do, too.

BlogSpot Interface

Interfacing with BlogSpot isn't too terribly hard.  I suppose you could use their API1, but after looking at it, it was a bit complicated.  All I wanted was some PHP code to insert into my website that would automagically load and display my blog and its posts.

Monday, May 14, 2012

My website!

My blog has over 200 views since May 3, and it makes me feel great.  But y'all have surpassed yourselves this time!  I put my website up just over 24 hours ago under an odd URL (I just now changed it to something less nonsensical).  It already has over 100 page views!  I really liked my work and worked hard on it, but I was expecting around twenty page views.  Sixteen unique visitors liked my website enough to visit a total of 106 pages.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Red-Black versus AVL: benchmarks

The results of the benchmarks below are thus because of the fact that my computer does not have enough RAM to take advantage of the amortized constant time of the red-black balancing compared to the logarithmic time of the AVL balancing. The red-black balancing functions are longer, and so the height needs to be very large for it to catch up to the AVL and surpass it. See my blog post on the issue here.