Archive for the ‘automation’ Category

How to Write JavaScript-Style Test Watchers in PHP

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I didn't start out writing tests for my code. Like many before and since, my "testing" was to write code and refresh the page. "Does it look right?", I'd ask myself. If I thought so, I'd move on. In fact, most of the jobs I've had have been with compan...

How to Analyze Tweet Sentiments with PHP Machine Learning

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As of late, it seems everyone and their proverbial grandma is talking about Machine Learning. Your social media feeds are inundated with posts about ML, Python, TensorFlow, Spark, Scala, Go and so on; and if you are anything like me, you might be wonde...

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...

Web App Performance Testing with Siege – Plan, Test, Learn

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Building a simple web application today isn’t that hard. The web development community is friendly, and there are lots of discussions on Stack Overflow or similar platforms, and various sites with lessons and tutorials. Almost anyone can build an ap...

How to Use Laravel Mix in Non-Laravel Projects

If you, like me, just want to get up and running on a project as quickly as possible, you probably don’t want to spend time configuring build tools like Webpack. Laravel Mix solves this problem, and makes asset compiling incredibly easy, but what if ...

The Ultimate Guide to Deploying PHP Apps in the Cloud

TL;DR: There is a popular mantra amongst developers that goes like this write, test and deploy. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to deploy your PHP apps to different cloud server platforms such as Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Heroku, IBM Bluemix, ...

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...

Sourcehunt – Build a Medium Exporter + Cool New Libs!

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It's time for our monthly hunt for new open source libraries to use and contribute to! If you're new to Sourcehunt, it's our monthly post for promoting open source projects that seem interesting or promising and could use help in terms of Github stars ...