At my work at Jetabroad I do a lot of integration with third-party webservices (like everyone these days).
The webservices, especially the test endpoints, are of variable stability and responsiveness.
The responsiveness issue can be maddening when you're trying to iterate quickly. I prefer doing
the bulk of my development via unit tests or integration tests to isolate myself as much as possible.
However, I still ultimately find myself developing directly against these third-party services from
time to time.
I built Catchy to help solve this pain. When you start it, you provide a whitelist of domains to
intercept. Catchy will examine your outbound REST or SOAP …continue.
One of the difficulties for students learning the Thai language is the lack of spaces between words. For example, here is a simple sentence in Thai:
After some time, students start to recognize the shapes of the words and it becomes effortless to read. Before that time, however, it's quite a struggle!
When a word is double-clicked in the browser, the browser will select that word---and …continue.
I recently uprooted from the USA and moved to Thailand! It's been an incredible experience so far. One of the more fascinating aspects of it has been learning the Thai language. I've created a couple of basic tools to help myself learn. Developing the tools helps me learn new technologies, and the resulting product helps me learn the language!
Thai Characters -- Simple flashcards to learn the characters and their low/middle/high class association.