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    How to Play Retro Game ROMs on Windows

    Video games are always a fun time, something we desperately need during our COVID lockdown. A few years back I shared how to play retro games on Mac, as well as how to patch games to play popular ROM hacks like Grand Poo World...

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    Git Branch Autocompletion

    Naming git branches is something most of us have down to a science. My branch naming pattern is usually {issue number}-short-feature-description, though many developers prefer to lead with the description and end with the issue.Regardless of the pattern you use, having a feature like autocomplete...

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    Fantastic Flight API with aviationstack

    I didn't fly until I was 25 years of age -- I was hopeless in knowing I had to be there early, the process of security, and the whole gate structure. Now that I've flown dozens of times for Mozilla, I feel much more comfortable...

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    Real-Time Google Search Results API with serpstack

    In my early web days, I was interested in scraping and collecting data based on the results of Google searches. Scraping Google was easier in those days but now Google search results are so dynamic that you can't rely on getting the same HTML or data...

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    Simple Scraping API with zenscrape

    So many developers believe that scraping a URL's content is easy -- just a simple curl and you're done, right? Nope. CAPTCHAs, rate limitations, origin-specific limitations -- they make getting content off the web a nightmare. Luckily we now have services like zenscrape...

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    Interview with a Pornhub Web Developer

    Regardless of your stance on pornography, it would be impossible to deny the massive impact the adult website industry has had on pushing the web forward. From pushing the browser's video limits to pushing ads through WebSocket so ad blockers don't detect them, you have...

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    Get Total Address Information with Geocode API

    Getting address information is vitally important. Whether shipping a package, tailoring a user experience to location, or using that data to help localize language on a website, getting location information wrong can lose a sale or brake feature. Let's take a look at an API...

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    Easy Google Search Result API with Zenserp

    No matter how much experience I gain in this industry, one task I continue to fail at is building an accurate, flexible, and maintainable scraper for site search. As soon as sites change their HTML structure, my scrape is borked. When looking to build my own...

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    Mercurial Tips

    While most of the world seems to be using git for version control, Mozilla continues to use Mercurial (hg) to manage the Firefox source code. As a git and GitHub lover, it took me a while to get used to Mercurial. I...

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    Checkout the Last Public Revision with Mercurial

    I've always preferred git over Mercurial (hg) because the feature branch workflow makes organizing code and working off of master very easy. You don't get that with vanilla mercurial -- instead, commits can just sort of apply on top of each other, without much organization.