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Sunday, October 14, 2018

PageSix Events

Work continues in an effort to provide entertainment level services for visitors to the WiredPages Style & Events page.

The latest addition to the page, an Eventful API powered interface allowing visitors to search for events anywhere in the world.

Eventful Wikipedia...

Eventful is an online calendar and events discovery service owned by Entercom. The service allows users to search for and track upcoming entertainment events in their area...

PageSix also includes a Facebook Plugin providing "notable events" both here and elsewhere. Extensive research goes into providing links for the events listed, so if you have a notable event and would like consideration-- provide the Facebook Event in a message via the WiredPages Facebook Page. Not all events are listed, however suggestions are welcome.


Sunday, October 07, 2018

QiSoftware Web Hosting Service, Retired

In late September (2018), a scheduled server move of the hosting-q.com domain (QiSoftware Web Hosting site) caused an unforeseen issue, resulting in a re-evaulation of the QiSoftware Web Hosting service offering.

The decision was made early last week to retire the web hosting offering, and links were quickly removed. On Friday, the site (hosting-q.com) was moved to a new hosting service and IP addresses updated.

Part of the problem, hosting-q.com did not have enough in the way of resources to handle the many Java server side applications used on WiredPages and other areas of QiSoftware.com.

QiSoftware core development efforts have always centered on Java software implementation. In 2002, when QiSoftware first went online, many web hosting services did not offer affordable JSP Web Hosting support.

The problem? If potential clients could not afford JSP hosting, then how could they afford QiSoftware Software? Business dictated offering the JSP web hosting support.

Hosting-Q.com went online in 2006, however never really had clients. Contact the FBI if you have questions.

Today, most web hosting services offer affordable JSP Web Hosting support, making QiSoftware's own web hosting reseller offering, an unaffordable "business" & "legal" luxury.

The site, hosting-q.com will remain part of the QiSoftware online business network, however now only a background resource.


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Occupation Wage Data via WiredPages

Visitors to the WiredPages Employment page can now obtain information related to wages for a specified occupation and US location.

The new tool is a Java Servlet powered by a Department of Labor resource through the CareerOneStop website. The screengrab (below) illustrates the tool running in standalone development mode.

The data is presented in percentiles and based on prior year data collection.

Briefly, Wikipedia's definition of Percentile

A percentile (or a centile) is a measure used in statistics indicating the value below which a given percentage of observations in a group of observations fall. For example, the 20th percentile is the value (or score) below which 20% of the observations may be found.

Below, illustration of how the new tool appears on the Employment page.

CareerOneStop and the Department of Labor offer many useful online tools for job hunters and researchers.


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Yelp Reviews Now Online

Are you a business owner? Have you claimed your Yelp Business page?

The WiredPages Dining & Travel page now boasts a new tool, Yelp Reviews.

The Yelp API offered several options for custom program development, or business owners may want to install pre-defined HTML snippets which will produce custom Yelp Badges for use on business sites. This is a great promotional tool if your business is well received.

During the development phase of this project, I noticed unicode escape characters in some of the "json" results data. This mainly, when requesting international business locations.

The Java Servlet used in this implementation was adapted to transform the Unicode escape sequence to the international character being represented, for display results.

Yelp, is a great resource for business owners, business patrons, and reviewers alike.


Monday, August 06, 2018

Debugging Yelp Review Application

Plans are to add the popular online business review resource, Yelp to several pages of WiredPages.

Illustrated below, debug and preliminary app images, showing development progress on the new tool.

Technologies used in this implementation include; the Yelp API [graphQL] and a Java Servlet. Note, most WiredPages applications are Java Servlets.

Current plans to install the new tool on these WiredPages:

This application will be installed sometime in the future, though most of the work has been completed. Still remaining, minor adjustments to the appearance and user interface, however security issues the reason for the installation delay.


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Instagram API Demonstration

With its inception, Instagram was [and is] one of the most popular online services. A little late providing demonstration of the API resources available with this popular service, however that will be corrected in short order- [now installed].

Illustrated below, demonstration of the new QiSoftware Instagram interface running in local mode in an Integrated Development Environment [IDE].

The demonstration interface is a very basic adaption using the API data, providing photos and links for the nine most recent Instagram posts. Customization options are available.

The interface is installed as one of the catalog demonstration apps, in the main site area of QiSoftware.com.




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