A few things I learned this week.. Google delayed MV3 again; there's a great diagram showing all the HTTP response codes and when to use them; the Insight rover is now retired, but the data is available online
I migrated my addons to MV3, and learned that version numbers increase, DRY is overrated, and 3 and 15 are probably important but I have no idea why. What I didn't learn is how MV3 made my addon better.
If you've ever dug into the underpinnings of a browser extension, or maybe even created one yourself, you've seen the manifest.json file that acts as a sort of usage guide for an extension. Not the kind of usage guide most people would want to read, but it's vital for
Every Google calendar URL has an iCal file you can use... here's how to find it.
Google provides some amazing tools, but at what cost to privacy? One of the biggest blockers in eliminating them has been finding a reliable and affordable replacement for email (and ideally, calendar, documents, tasks, etc too). Well I may have finally found it, in Mailbox.org.
The Google Books API provides access to Google Books, which lets you search for any book and, at a bare minimium, see meta data about it. Depending on copyright status, you might also be able to see sample pages or read the entire book. You can also buy books.
The Google Maps API is a series of APIs for multiple platforms, each focused on a small set of tasks. At first it all seems a bit overwhelming, but each of them is pretty easy to use. Let's check a few out!