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Tagged: Laravel-5

2 February 2017

Utilising the GoodReads API on BookFetch

The biggest problem revealed after Saturdays test of the BookFetch scanner was the systems inability to lookup 60% of the scanned barcodesĀ on the ISBNdb.com API. Owen, a friend in the local Bristol tech community suggested giving GoodReads.com's API a try. I added a fallback in theĀ code that processes the scans so that if it should […]… Read more »
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23 January 2017

Abandoning Drupal 8 to rebuild BookFetch in Laravel 5

Back in October I started building the BookFetch project from scratch and used it as an excuse to learn Drupal 8. My experience of developing in Drupal 8 has been utterly horrible, full of moments of horror, frowning at the raw results, resigned to a helpless moan of "Why are you doing it like that?!". […]… Read more »
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