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my Flickr PhotoSphere

Applet and source code: http://www.openprocessing.org/visuals/?visualID=17064 Type a search term and press ENTER; UP/DOWN keys toggles images/descriptions. made with Processing.

This thread has lit the spark! Using the code provided by Gustav Bjordal in his PhotoWall sketch, I developed a very quick prototype wich a) connects to the Flickr API service and performs a query with a user-defined keyword, b) parses (with the proXML lib, tho I could have used the default processing xml parsing cababilities) the response, c) creates a matching number of texturized boxes, d) draws a sphere made of randomly sized boxes properly rotated along the surface. It is a signed Applet (Applets are normally executed in a sandbox that prevents them from accessing the local hard disk/network) so you’ll have to grant all the alerts that may pops up at first run.

Not the smartest way to query Flickr, but it’s been cool to code.
Applet and source here.
Merry Christmas, everyone!

happy birthday jQuery

Rapidissimi auguri per jQuery, il celeberrimo framework JavaScript ideato e presentato esattamente 3 anni fa al primo BarCampNYC da John Resig. Inoltre esce oggi la tanto attesa versione 1.3; ecco alcune delle BIG features:

  • Sizzle: A sizzlin’ hot CSS selector engine.
  • Live Events: Event delegation with a jQuery twist.
  • jQuery Event Overhaul: Completely rewired to simplify event handling.
  • HTML Injection Rewrite: Lightning-fast HTML appending.
  • Offset Rewrite: Super-quick position calculation.
  • No More Browser Sniffing: Using feature detection to help jQuery last for many more years to come.

E sempre da oggi, è disponibile un nuovissimo API browser.
Tanti auguri jQuery!