Implementing Twitter Bot using Ruby

Implementing Twitter Bot using Ruby

When I was 15 years old, I dreamed of being able to develop bots. The story behind was terribly simple, – back then it was way too popular among us (the little nerds) to manage own IRC bots which could do some fancy things like log the discussion or just stay online for a long time. We thought it was kind of outstanding, and it reveals the level of our knowledge. Continue reading “Implementing Twitter Bot using Ruby”

How Google and Bing protect their API

How Google and Bing protect their API

My previous research named Reverse Engineering using Chrome was all about debugging a website and building an algorithm to bring up all of these tiles together, and by the end – getting the image in a higher resolution. In that article, I mentioned that some time ago I have published a simple gem called txt2speech that makes requests to the Google Translate API and gets the audio output back. However the Google invented the algorithm to protect his calls from unauthorized clients, the logic became unquestionably more complicated, let’s see why. Continue reading “How Google and Bing protect their API”

Reverse Engineering using Chrome

Reverse Engineering using Chrome

As you may get already I am a curious person, my desire is always to know how things work. That’s why today we are going to debug “The New York Public Library” gallery. By using Chrome browser we intend to find out how the part of the detailed preview is implemented. And after that, we will create an application which will help us to get the chosen image in a better quality – deal? Continue reading “Reverse Engineering using Chrome”

How Did I Become a Software Developer

How Did I Become a Software Developer

My legal name is Viacheslav, although I would prefer Aidan. I was born in the eastern part of Ukraine where Lugansk and Donetsk are located. When I was a kid along with my parents, I have moved to the capital of Ukraine named Kyiv. There I earned my bachelor diploma in the field you will hear later…

In my youth age, I have traveled across the Ukraine and have met different people, have learned different views and enlarged my knowledge about my own culture and its history.

After when I turned 25 years old, I took the decision to move more than 600 kilometers away to the beautiful city named Vilnius, Lithuania.

But if we would look back at the young age, of course, I was all curious about the computers. And it’s exactly what I intend to write here.

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Should I Test or Should I Rest?

Should I Test or Should I Rest?

A lot of startups (if not a majority of them) refuse to write tests. They blame the lack of time or claim that it’s a low priority for now because they are not sure whether this feature in the project will pay them back. When it turns out that it was actually quite okay, they find another argument or feature to get away with untested code and forget about all of their promises because the competitor never sleeps just like The Wall Street. Continue reading “Should I Test or Should I Rest?”

Responsive lightbox with VideoJS

Responsive lightbox with VideoJS

Most of you who have used SublimeVideo player know that unfortunately, the company has shut down recently, though all that matters their player hosted on their servers is available only until the 12th of September, 2015. Which means, to many of us arose a problem to find out a solution that would work at least on the same level. Continue reading “Responsive lightbox with VideoJS”