I've got a question for you: Is it really allowed to develop and use various online applications run on the client PC that perform real-time scheduled downloads of the content from http://www.codeproject.com/ web site with an http-client. For example, an application that uses timer to launch the process of the CodeProject's main page contents downloading every 60 seconds. This is basically similar to using a so-called CodeProject's API tools to build an application that perform the data analysis obtained from the CP's web-site.
Particularly, I'd like to find out if the following will actually mean that by using such application I'm purposely flooding the CP's web site, creating burden traffic to the CP's web servers ???
Anyway, if using such real-time web-client applications is unwanted or not permitted, just let me know and I will simply not create and use it.
You know, at this time, I'm working on the windows 7 gadget will perform the notification of the featured and latest articles announced on the CP's main page. Actually, the following gadget will performs xml-http Ajax requests timely within each 60 seconds to download the CP's main page and retrieve the data on the CP's featured articles currently shown to its readers.
Also, soon, I'm going to write an article in which I will discuss about the gadget's implementation and upload the specific code to the article's web page.
The new icons look grotesque. As the creator of CP's joke icon, I guess it's only a matter of time before my handiwork (along with that of others) will be replaced by ugly new icons. I will now stand in a corner and bawl like a spoiled child.