Archive for the ‘Libraries’ Category

Introducing the Neo4j Symfony Bundle

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There is no such thing as disconnected information, no matter where you look - people, events, places, things, documents, applications and the information about them is all heavily connected. As the volume of data grows, so does the number and dynamici...

Re-Introducing PHPUnit – Getting Started with TDD in PHP

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There are a lot of PHPUnit posts on our site already (just check the tag), but it's been a while since we've actually introduced people to it, and the tool has evolved significantly since then. This article aims to re-introduce the tool in a modern way...

Twig – the Most Popular Stand-Alone PHP Template Engine

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Twig is a template engine for PHP. But isn't PHP itself a template engine? Yes and no! Even though PHP started as a template engine, it didn't evolve like one, and while we can still use it as one please tell me which version of "Hello world" you prefe...

How to Add Real-Time Notifications to Laravel with Pusher

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The modern web user expects to be informed of everything that happens within the application. You don’t want to be that one website that doesn’t even have the notifications dropdown found not just in all social media websites, but everywher...

7 of the Best Code Playgrounds

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Messing around with experimental code is easy thanks to several free online development playgrounds. Craig Buckler looks at seven of the best... Continue reading %7 of the Best Code Playgrounds%

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 Lyrics Website with Laravel Scout and Algolia

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Laravel Scout is a driver-based library for adding full-text search to Eloquent models. If you're not familiar with Laravel or Eloquent models in general, we have a good premium course available here. In this tutorial, we will create a minimal lyrics w...

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...