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Spincloud, now with worldwide forecast

In my constant search for free weather data for Spincloud, a short while ago I have found a gem: free forecast data offered by the progressive Norwegian Meteorologic Institute. The long range forecast coverage is fairly thorough and covers most

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New Spincloud feature: heat map overlay

It took a while since the previous feature update to Spincloud. I have done a number of upgrades to the underlying tech and some intensive code refactoring but nothing visible. The time has come for another eye candy: heat maps.

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A project triumvirate

There are three forces that shape a project: domain, process and technology. Add the “-driven” suffix to any of them and you’ll perhaps recognize some of the methods used in projects you’ve been involved in and yet, as soon as

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Reviewing Google AppEngine for Java (Part 1)

When Google announced that Java is the second language that the Appengine will support I almost didn’t believe it given the surge of the new languages and the perception that Java entered legacy but the JVM is a powerful tried-and-true

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Spincloud, a month old: looking good

I launched Spincloud on New Year’s day. I didn’t expect a flood of traffic to hit the site since -let’s face it- there was nothing groundbreaking. Spincloud was born from my idea of having access to the world weather in

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@Meteo_alarm twitter stream now available

  =   Update Nov.25.2009: The twitter name has changed to @meteo_alarm. Please update your bookmark or follow list. Between code refactoring and cooking new ideas, I took some time to add a new feature to Spincloud. Inspired by the crowd-sourced weather

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Spincloud now integrates with Europe’s weather warning service Meteoalarm

A short month after the initial public release of Spincloud, I am pleased to announce the addition of a new feature: integration with the European weather warning service Meteoalarm which provides the most relevant information needed to prepare for extreme

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Announcing a new weahter mashup: Spincloud

I started working on Spincloud back in 2003 when I got interested in regular expressions. I liked them so much I started looking for large sets of freely available data that I could crunch. Weather data was quite appealing; not only

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