Archive for the ‘APIs’ Category

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...

How to Build a Cryptocurrency Auto-Trader Bot with PHP? 💰

This tutorial will walk you through the full process of building a bitcoin bot with PHP - from setup, on to your first execution of an automated trade, and beyond. Cryptocurrencies I should not need to tell you but, a couple of months ago you could bu...

How to Scan Fingerprints with Async PHP and React Native

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We live in interesting times. A short while ago, a company called OfferZen announced a new, programmable credit card. It's been a long time since I was this excited to get my hands on a piece of tech. My mind has been brimming with ideas ever since. So...

Re-Introducing Symfony Console – CLI PHP for the Uninitiated!

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"The console component eases the creation of beautiful and testable command line interfaces." This is how we are welcomed when we visit the Symfony Console component tool page. As software developers, we often feel the need to resort to command line to...

Real-Time Laravel Notifications and Follows? Sure, with Stream!

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With Laravel, it's pretty easy to create newsfeed sites, blogs, or even forums where people post content, comment, or even mark some of these posts as favorite. To spice things up, we can make the app more lively by adding notifications for actions per...

How Can I Use Laravel Envoyer or Deployer with SemaphoreCI?

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Test automation, continuous integration, and continuous delivery are quite widespread in the community now. This brought to life multiple services trying to make the process more enjoyable and less overwhelming for developers, so they can focus on deli...

Retrofit Your Website as a Progressive Web App

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There's been a lot of buzz around Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) lately, with many people questioning whether they represent the future of the (mobile) web. I'm not going to get into the whole native app vs PWA debate, but one thing is for sure — they g...

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...