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Derick Rethans' Blog:
Available for PHP Extension Writing
March 16, 2010 @ 09:40:24

Derick Rethans, realizing that he wasn't ready to jump back into a full-time position just yet has decided to refocus his efforts on helping make PHP a better place with work on PECL extensions and on internals-related issues.

Instead I will be available to work on (custom) PHP extensions and internals related issues. Extensions are a great way around PHP's limitations and performance issues.

His first project is a QuickHash extension to interface with the popular StumbleUpon and works more efficiently by using more clearly defined data structures. There's no stable release yet, but keep an eye on the subversion repository for the latest enhancements.

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Joshua Eichorn's Blog:
Adding Supr urls to your site
July 01, 2009 @ 09:22:41

In this new post to his blog Joshua Eichorn talks about a an automatic URL shortening service he has worked up, Su.pr, and how you can use their API to create shortened URLs for you own site.

Last week we launched our API which lets you integrate shorten and post functionality into any site or application. Today we are adding the ability to use your own domain for shortening. This lets you have urls like http://joshuaeichorn.com/9OPL so your readers can know what domain they are going too before they click on the link.

Using the API lets you set up, via a mod_rewrite (or any other URL rewriting tool) to match requests on your domain for a shortening code and make the call back to get the original URL as stored on the Su.pr service. You can find more details at this page on the StumbleUpon site.

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Job Posting:
StumbleUpon Seeks Web Application Developers (San Francisco, CA)
January 23, 2008 @ 14:04:13

Company StumbleUpon
Location San Francisco, CA
Title Web Application Developers
Summary

We are looking for 3 software engineers with strong web applications and database programming skills to design, build and support systems for StumbleUpon. Developers will work directly with Geoff and GMC implementing new StumbleUpon features and improving the overall experience for millions of people. Developers will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects including toolbar development, social search, video discovery, community organization and ad-network development.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 5+ years software development experience
  • 3+ years MySQL programming experience
  • 3+ years PHP/HTML experience
  • 2+ years C/C++ experience
  • Linux/Unix expertise is essential
  • Javascript/CSS experience desired
  • AJAX and XUL experience a bonus
  • Desire to work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong collaborative skills and ability to fulfill multiple roles
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science or related; or equivalent work experience

To apply, email your resume to jobs at stumbleupon .com with the name of the job as the title. At the beginning of your email please include: A short paragraph explaining how you would improve SU, relevant experience (personal projects okay) and your current location

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Andreas Gohr's Blog:
Determine StumbleUpon Rankings
September 03, 2007 @ 10:35:00

Andreas Gohr has posted some info and code about one of the social networking/linking services out there, StumbleUpon. His post includes PHP code to figure out what your site's StumbleUpon ranking is.

StumbleUpon recently(?) added a "search result enhancement" feature to their toolbar. It adds StumbleUpon "star ratings" to Google results (See screenshot). This got me interested and I had a closer look at their extension...

As part of this "closer look" he came up with the code to return a general ranking for the URL you would give it. It does require a StumbleUpon auth key and username, but if you use the service already, you're one step ahead on that.

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