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My Favourite Albums

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

I keep trying to improve my various web mashups as APIs change and I pick up a new trick or two. One idea I had was to decrease the number of albums from every CD I own to say 100…

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Finding audio previews for album tracks in iTunes with PHP

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

When I started building my mashups with PHP one idea I had was to fetch audio previews for songs and albums, this was supposedly possible with the Amazon Product Advertising API, but I could never get it to work with the limited data I had in my csv file…

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CD Cover Gallery PHP Code

Monday, October 29th, 2012

After finally getting my web mashup code into GitHub I spent a lot of time ensuring the code was easy to read and well commented…

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Updated my PHP mashup code

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

As my latest period of unemployment continues to lengthen I’ve worked on an ever larger collection of PHP code that I’ve written and used to make several web mashups…

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DVD Collection Gallery Proof of Concept

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Although I took a long break I’m back to writing PHP. I’m still not enamored with PHP, but I’ve put too much time into it now to leave my code missing key features. The features I’ve been working on is support for collections of DVDs instead of just CDs. It will work for collections of anything, but I just decided to demo these two popular media formats…

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How to make a web mashup

Friday, December 31st, 2010

How I made several web mashups using PHP and various APIs. I should have written this post sooner and I should have created my latest greatest mashup sooner, now I’ll really get to see how well I documented my code…

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Random CD Mashup is basically done

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Amazon.com is still throttling me so I haven’t been able to debug all my methods or add more audio previews to my mashups. I still get information from the iTunes Store Search API, Last.fm, and MusicBrainz. But Amazon.com was the original API I tried to get working so I’m a bit annoyed they have stopped returning useful data…

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CD Collection Browser Mashup is basically done

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

I’m not happy with the track listing portion. I wanted to get previews of the songs on the album and I thought I could get this information from Amazon Product API, I even found an example of what needed to be done, but I couldn’t get it to work…

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