YouTube module moves to v3 API

By: michael
Posted in: Featured
YouTube module moves to v3 API

This is an announcemnet as much as it is a blog post.  YouTube/Google have change the way they allow Developers to access their data.

This has a big effect on the way the YouTube Support module works.  There would be no need to change the way the module works, except that YouTube have cancelled their v2 API so its starting to no longer work.

It does seam to work on occasion, but it will get worse and worse, so today the new version of the YouTube Support module has hit the marketplace.

This new version 1.2.0 uses the updated current v3 API provided by YouTube/Google.  However it does require registration in order to use it.

Steps to get the needed KEY can be found here:

If you are running the YouTube module and plan to upgrade, please follow the steps to get the newer version working.

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Solving a development problem - urlencoding

By: michael
Posted in: Development
What I'd like to do is a series on how to go about solving problems.  If you read the forums you will see many instances of questions being asked, then the answer being something like "It's fixed in the next release, so update".

Not all of the code in this series will always be current as better ways of doing things always come up.

What I want to look at here is the base process that you, me or anyone goes through in order to solve a problem.

I'm hoping it will help developers new to Jamroom or new to developing start to get some patterns that they can use to solve their own problems.  Which would lead to developing neat stuff.

So here goes:

First thing to remember is: It's not the problem in particular that we're looking at, but rather the methods we use to solve the problem

Second thing to remember is: There is always more than one way to solve a problem.

This problem comes to us from this forum thread:

The issue is: That albums with foreign characters (non English) in the url were causing the album to not display.  What we need to figure out is Why?.

So the steps are:
  1. figure out where we need to look
  2. figure out what is not working
  3. find a way to make it work
  4. implement that solution.

In this case:
  1. Where to look was the item_album.tpl file
  2. What was not working was the wrong thing was being searched for
  3. To make it work we needed to get the search term into the same format as it was in the database.
  4. We applied the same code that was used when inserting to the database to the search term.

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Wordpress vs Jamroom

By: michael
Posted in: vs
Wordpress vs Jamroom

I wanted to take a look at the similarities and differences between Jamroom and Wordpress.  I tried to do it in a blog, but I just like the documentation module more.


So here it is:

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