Sunday, July 8, 2012

9:41 AM
As a web developer, third party API integration is something you will have to face. Especially with the current trend, we have facebook, twitter, flickr etc. Today, we are going to look at dribbble’s API. Dribbble is a place to show off your design, it’s based on invitation basis, therefore, most designs are of high quality.Dribbble API documentation is pretty neat and straight forward, it’s still in Beta stage at the moment, but it’s pretty stable and easy to use.
However, we will not retrieve it directly from Javascript, we call it using PHP to solve AJAX cross domain issue. I wrote a simple PHP proxy to retrieve the JSON data from dribbble. It’s not the best PHP script (it’s very rough!), but it will do the job just fine. You can enhance the PHP from here such as adding cache control to reduce number of call to dribbble, and perhaps, make it a little bit more secure.

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