Archive for the ‘Cloud Development’ Category

Build Your Own Dropbox Client with the Dropbox API

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There are lots of file hosting solutions out there, but few things compare to Dropbox because of its simplicity, auto-sync feature, cross-platform support and other cool features. As a PHP developer you can even take advantage of their API in order t...

9 Hot Tips to Enhance Your Spark Experience

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A while ago, I wrote about a product I wanted to build, to allow easy remote backups for Pagekit sites. I've been working on it (periodically) since then, and have come across a few interesting bits of advice. I decided to use Laravel Spark as the foun...

Powering Raspberry Pi Projects with PHP

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A Raspberry Pi is a brilliant tiny computer that you can power off of a micro USB cable. The most recent model has WiFi, an ethernet port, 4 USB ports and an HDMI port. There's also a micro SD card slot, which is where the "hard drive" goes. It's capa...

Do PHP and IoT have a future together?

It's IoT Week at SitePoint! All week we're publishing articles focused on the intersection of the internet and the physical world, so keep checking the IoT tag for the latest updates. A whole week of mostly IoT resources on every channel and, yes, tha...

Monitoring WordPress Apps with the ELK Stack

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WordPress is an amazing piece of engineering. There’s little wonder that more than a quarter of all CMS-based websites are using it. In reality, though, WordPress sites crash just like any other site. Bad plugins or themes causing the “WordPress sc...

Running an Elastic LAMP Stack on AWS

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This article introduces what is probably one of the simplest ways of setting up and running an elastic LAMP stack on the cloud - using Zend Server on AWS. Note: to be clear elastic does not refer to ElasticSearch here. More specifically, the workflow ...

Debugging WordPress on Azure with Z-Ray

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We all know that WordPress is an amazingly rich, extendable and simple platform. That’s probably one of the reasons it powers so much of the web today. But in some cases this richness can be the downfall of your site. If you load too many plugins, fo...