More than Potatoes

24Jan12

It turns out that mashing things is not just good for dinner. I was recently involved in two mash-ups.

  • I was recently searching for housing in Waterloo, and found the website padmapper. It is the rental-searching tool of my dreams! It takes all of the entries from craigslist, kijiji etc, and puts them on a single google map, where you can click for full information. Moreover, you can filter by date, keywords, upper/lower price… and the GUI is brilliant, because it barely exists at all, and mainly looks like just a google map.
  • Today, I was working on the CS Circles project for learning Python, and was able to install a pretty nifty editor in place of the typical text field. If you click on “Rich Editor” it brings up the free Ace editor, run via delicious JavaScript. It is pretty excellent to get syntax highlighting, parenthesis matching and code folding working in a browser. It’s even better that it’s possible to pull it into other projects.

 



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