Juri Strumpflohner
Juri Strumpflohner Juri is a full stack developer and tech lead with a special passion for the web and frontend development. He creates online videos for Egghead.io, writes articles on his blog and for tech magazines, speaks at conferences and holds training workshops. Juri is also a recognized Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies

GMap script being reused

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It is always nice to see people adapt and use your work. Today I made a quick look to my blog access statistics and found the following webpage using a Google map script which I made (description) about more than a year ago. The script is really simple and still I found many people reusing it on their webpages (i.e. Study-board.de where the map is however no more visible to the public recently). Probably because the script is reusable in terms that it retrieves its data - which is going to be displayed - from a simple XML file. Both pages, which are forums, used the script for displaying the locations of their members by modifying it s.t. the XML output is produced by a dynamic page on the server (such as a php page).Seeing this, I could think of optimizing the script since it is not really performance optimized when there are a lot of entries inside the XML. I've already something in mind of how a reusable component could be created. The problem - as always - is just having the time for doing so. I'll think about it...In case you're interested just follow my blog. I'll publish a possible newer version of the script here. Related projects: Newsmapper
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