April 5th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

The readers The New York Public Library is one of the landmarks of the city and provides a copious amount of digital and tangible content. Today, the library has announced that it has released a series of API tools that developers can use to tap into the big data and develop custom interfaces.

Read the full article @ goodereader.com.

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December 11th, 2007 by Michael Sauers

Need a quick chart on your Web site and don’t want to bother with creating it in Excel then exporting the image? Try the Google Chart API instead? Just build a URL, set it as an img source and see your results.

For example here’s the code for a simple pie chart:

<img src=http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?
cht=p3&chd=s:hW&chs=250x100&chl=Cool|Not Cool />

and the results are:


Or how about a Venn diagram?

It gets way more complicated but this should give you a basic idea.

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