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Hello, Laravel? Communicating with PHP through SMS!

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In this article, we will modify our Laravel-powered phone-capable weather forecast app so that it is accessible via SMS (text message) in addition to the voice telephone system. It is recommended you read the previous post if you haven't done so yet - ...

Hello, Laravel? Communicating with PHP through Phone Calls!

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Twilio is a SaaS application which enables developers to build telephone applications using web technologies. In this two-part series, we will leverage Twilio to build a weather forecast app that is accessed using the telephone system. The backend wil...

Fetching Data from a Third-Party API with Vue.js and Axios

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More often than not, when building your JavaScript application, you would want to fetch data from a remote source or consume an API. I recently looked into some publicly available APIs and found that there is lots of cool stuff that can be done with da...

Building Gorgeous 3D Maps with eegeo.js and Leaflet

eegeo.js is an open source 3D maps API built on top of Leaflet, the popular mapping library. There are many mapping libraries that allow you to embed or build simple, 2D maps. Notably Google Maps, Bing Maps, HERE, Mapbox and OpenStreetMap. Popular mapp...

PHP Fractal – Make Your API’s JSON Pretty, Always!

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If you've built an API before, I'll bet you're used to dumping data directly as a response. It may not be harmful if done right, but there are practical alternatives that can help solve this small problem. One of the available solutions is Fractal. It ...

Experimenting With speechSynthesis

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    I’ve been thinking a lot about speech for the last few years. In fact, it’s been a major focus in several of my talks of late, including my well-rece...