Meet the Kongregate Sidebar Developer

Captain Caveman

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Why was Kongregate Sidebar created?

You'll know why I made this when you have been playing for badges on Kongregate for a while without it :) Though Kongregate has a really nice website, with currently over 700! badges to achieve, just browsing through them page by page does not work good enough. So in a rainy weekend in 2008 I started writing a sidebar that would scrape the badge information from Kongregate, and display it in a nice ordered way in which you can search, sort and filter.

What's next for Kongregate Sidebar

The biggest upcoming change will be when Kongregate finally allows 1 or 2 developers to create a better interface for the data via XML or JSON. Currently I simply scrape the HTML pages which is both slow and prone to errors on each change to the layout. On a couple of occasions when I chatted with Kong staff they promised me the intention to do this, they just could not yet give me a date...

About the Developer

Developer Information
Name Captain Caveman
Location Doorn, The Netherlands
Occupation Software Architect
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 7 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Who is Captain Caveman?

So, my real name is Martijn Kooij but I was labeled Captain Caveman about 15 years ago by one of my mates. I started developing Mozilla Add-ons in early 2005, fell in love with it instantly, and have since then produced 10 official extensions. For a living I work at a relatively small software company "Tangram", where I am a software architect.<br/><br/><a href="">Follow me on Twitter</a>