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World Autism Awareness Week

It’s been rather a while since my last post due, to an extremely heavy workload in work the last few years, and so I have been thinking that it’s about time I posted an update; I thought I would use the opportunity to share something that I wrote and shared with my colleagues in work this time last year, and again this week as a reminder. This weekend sees the close to World Autism Awareness week; why is this relevant? In 2009 I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), also known as “High Functioning Autism” (HFA).

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How to use the Twitter Search API using Python (or other language)

Due to my experience with the Twitter API through my implementation of ThinkTwit, I’ve had a few questions lately on how to implement the Twitter (Search) API in Python so rather than answer people individually I figured it would be best to share with everyone on my blog.

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How to install NDepend in to Microsoft Visual Studio

So I had a very kind E-mail from a chap called Patrick Smacchia the other day offering me a free professional license for his software NDepend. There were no strings attached, he simply offered “I would be glad to offer you a pro license. This way you can use the tool and explain its capabilities on your blog if you find it useful”. I was a tad sceptical at first so did a little research and found out what it is; the description was a little cryptic – essentially it’s a suite of tools with its own language that allows you to analyse your code to find out more information e.g. number of lines of code in certain sections, code or framework dependencies, what are the most complex or largest functions etc. This essentially can help you understand the complexity and quality of your code which can help you improve it.

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