Martin Legris

Martin Legris

Hi, I've been programming for longer than I like to admit.. I started developing for the web in 1997, wrote my first CGI scripts that talked to MySQL in C++. It has been a long journey since then; through Java (10+ years), PHP, HTML/JS, AS2, AS3, Android Developemnt, C#. I founded a startup in 2012 and raised 1M$; that has changed my perspective of programming forever! I like to explore interaction concepts.

Vancouver 2017 sessions

The whole WEB is your private API - A guide to Scraping!

English session - Intermediate

Public APIs have been waning in popularity these last few years; now most companies are phasing them out. Yet, data is POWER. And come to think of it, the entire data available online IS available to you with enough will and effort. In this presentation I will show how to scrape the internet; practically any site using JSoup, OkHttp and Threads.

I will also cover anti-scraping strategies we face and how to circumvent them.

Your database structure as a Graph - New way of thinking :)

English session - Advanced

Convert your entire database structure into a graph using reverse engineering on the database (foreign keys, indexes, etc). Why? The process opens up a whole world of possibilities from automating API exposure, Faceted Search, CRUD panel automation as well. It takes away atleast 1/2 of the workload off compared to traditional back-ends. I will walk you through the process AND show the benefits. Potential unveiling of a framework called Backrub!

Montreal 2013 sessions

Montreal 2012 sessions

Montreal 2011 sessions

Montreal 2010 sessions