Lee Kelleher

Archive for posts dated '02 July 2008'

  1. July 2008

    1. Last.fm Web Services

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      Last weekend, the good folk at Last.fm revealed version 2.0 of their public API: The new API introduces a user authentication protocol which for the first time allows applications to create user sessions, bringing both read and write services to web apps, desktop apps and mobile devices. Take our new tagging API’s. Developers can both pull and apply tags to music content from any application on any platform now. The same goes for sharing –…

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    2. .NET Test-Driven Development

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      Has anyone got any pointers on how I should start doing test-driven development in .NET? It’s something I’ve been meaning to look into for years now.  I’ve got all the usual Visual Studio add-ons installed… NUnit, TestDriven.NET, etc.  But no idea how to use them! Usually I learn this stuff on the job, yet from most other developers I speak to – it’s all guess-work! Any advice is much appreciated!

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    3. How to prevent hotlinking to FLV files? (Flash Videos)

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      My friend Shane (from DVD House of Horrors) is having a hard time trying to stop other websites hotlinking to his horror movie clips.  The site is running Joomla on a Linux server, so he’s been down the usual .htaccess routes to prevent remote hotlinking. However the problem with FLV files is that they aren’t requested directly by the web-browser, but rather the Flash video player (a .swf file).  This causes a problem for the…

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