Archive for the ‘Framework’ 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...

What is the Future of Front End Web Development?

I was asked to do a little session on this the other day. I'd say I'm underqualified to answer the question, as is any single person. If you really needed hard answers to this question, you'd probably look to aggregate data of survey results from lots ...

Singer – Simple, Composable, Open Source ETL

Advertise here via BSASinger is an open-source standard for writing scripts that move data. It describes how data extraction scripts—called “Taps” —and data loading scripts—called “Targets”— should communicate, allowing them to be used ...

Calendar as a Service in PHP? Easy, with Google Calendar API!

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In this article, you'll learn how to work with the Google Calendar API in PHP. You'll do it by building a calendar app that allows users to add new calendars, add events, and sync calendars to Google Calendar. If you want to follow along, I recommend y...

Laravel and Braintree: Middleware and Other Advanced Concepts

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Previously, we saw how to configure a Laravel app to handle Braintree subscriptions. This time, we'll talk about how to: Prevent users from signing up to the same plan twice Add basic flash messaging to our application Add the ability to swap plans ...

Laravel and Braintree, Sitting in a Tree…

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Subscriptions to services online are something extremely common - from subscribing to music streaming services to tutorial sites to access premium content. With Laravel 5, we saw the introduction of Laravel Cashier, an official Laravel package to help...

Let’s Kill the Password! Magic Login Links to the Rescue!

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Authentication is something that has evolved over the years. We have seen it change from email - password combination to social authentication, and finally password-less authentication. Actually, more like an "email only" authentication. In the case of...