UK National Holidays API

The UK Government have a useful web page for all of the UK’s National Holidays, such as Easter and Christmas. This can be found with the link here https://www.gov.uk/bank-holidays. In addition to this, there is also a really handy public API, which is the JSON representation of the web page (Just add .json to the […]

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Random AlphaNumeric Generator

Recently I needed to write a simpleĀ tokenĀ generator for a project. In order to make it print-friendly and easy to read, I decided to make it an uppercase alphanumeric string. The code uses the ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) numeric representation of the character. A-Z (uppercase) is any number between 65 and 90. To […]

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Determining Colour Contrast

I was recently working on one of my home projects that required colour coded drop down list items according to the option they related to. In my project, it was going to be colour coded categories. I wanted to implement colour coding to act as a visual aid for the user interface. Rather than store […]

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