Chrome, webdev

Mobile Sites Improvements – Push Your PageSpeed Score Up

In the past, I wrote about ways to improve your mobile website.
In this short post, we will focus on one tool that could help you move the needle. PageSpeed Insights is a free tool for developers to check how their site performs out in the wild. It also got a good API so you could use it during your build process.

Here are the current results I see on my projects’ site: Continue reading

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Chrome, cloud, webdev

What’s New In Google Developers World

Here are my slides from a talk I gave last week on what’s new and available for you as a developer in Google’s world. This talk gives a high level overview on the main APIs. If you wish to dive deeper on some of them, you will find many links in the slides.

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HTML5, JavaScript, webdev

Big Query Power With JavaScript

Big Query and App script logoThis week on Google developers live Israel we wanted to show the power of Big Query. What is Big Query? Well, in todays world when everyone like to use the term “big data” you need to have the capabilities to querying massive datasets. This can be time consuming and expensive without the right knowledge, hardware and infrastructure. Google BigQuery solves this problem by enabling super-fast, SQL-like queries against append-only tables, using the processing power of Google’s infrastructure. In order to get started quickly and ‘test the water’ there is a powerful online tool that let you query pre-existing datasets like: wikipedia, Github etc’. If you like to type in command line, there is also a command line tool. Before you start your first project you should signup for BigQuery (yes! it’s open now for all). You should log in to the Google APIs Console and make sure you set a new project and allow Big Query API on it. You should also, enable billing if you have not done so in the past. Lastly, head to bigquery.cloud.google.com and click on one of the public datasets that are on the left sidebar. Continue reading

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Chrome, HTML5, JavaScript, webdev

HTML5 APIs To Use Today On Google Developers Live Israel

Last week, I meet with few startups to talk about their web apps. After few basic questions like: how do I save data on the client without cookies? or something like: “Can I get a video input from the browser?” I thought it might be a good idea to touch on some of the APIs that are out there today in most browsers and developers can use. The best part is that in most cases, you can start using these APIs with very little code. In this demo page  you can hack around some basic HTML5 features and see the code snippets that will let you do some cool things like: save information locally (local storage for the rescue here), Geo location, device orientration, Getting Video/Audio (with WebRTC), Visibility API etc’.

The slides from my #DevConTLV Talk

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Chrome, JavaScript, php, webdev

Google APIs On GDL Israel

Google APIsIn this week we spoke about Google APIs and how you can work with them from the client (e.g JavaScript) and from the server (in this case, it was with PHP but there are many more options).

The main link that you will want to start with is: code.google.com/apis/console/ which give you the option to ‘activate’ which APIs you are going to use and later on each and every one of them you can click on the ‘question mark’ and jump to a starting guide. Another good tool is the API-Explorer which give you the option to test APIs quickly and see what each end-point will return. Continue reading

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