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The daily roundup: here’s what you might’ve missed

The daily roundup: here’s what you might’ve missed

I am working on a small proof of concept for #Joomla! and components that allow visitors to leave comments. At engadget, there is, since the redesign, an interesting widget written in CSS (click on picture to see it running)


And here is my version, achieved after 2 hours of work. There is still some work to do to make it move pleasant to the eyes, the PHP API is stable even if there is some changes still to be done in #JavaScript.


  • Size of bubble is dynamic and depending on number of comments but can be configured to be always of the same size.
  • Y axis label (0 – 128) need to be remove (JavaScript)
  • X label (0 – 100) must be replaced by time (JavaScript)
  • Joomla! 1.5 module
  • Use Mootools 1.2
  • Use MooChart from Johan Nordberg
  • OO code from the beginning, 300 LOC

Functionalities (ideas)

  • Get the latest X articles of the week and display bubble against number of comments,
  • Get the highest commented articles,

Release date is unknown, still need to take care of my mother and go first through my forums

About The Author

Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.