TAG | PHP
I just stumbled upon a news on VentureBeat saying PHP developers can now build mobile apps from their IDE. In PHP! This sounds as if you can code in PHP which then will be transformed into native code.
But it’s not working like that.
It’s amazing how many clichés you can see.
A colleague of mine asked me to teach him web development. He’s a digital native and he worked on the management side of internet projects for a few years, he understands the business but he has no clue about programming and such.
I thought lets teach him some basics.
Yesterday I learned about Travis CI when I read a post by Lukas. I hadn’t heard about it before but just flicking through the documentation and some examples I got hooked.
Apparently it’s amazing.
Apart from many other things I am currently developing a command line tool to access Google Analytics data. The tool is build using the awesome and easy to use Symfony2 Console component, GAPI for Google Analytics access and PHPExcel for saving the reports.
Recently I started yet another pet project of mine that aims at easing the process of blog post promotion for test.ical.ly. As this blog is run on WordPress it made sense to implement the required features as a WordPress plugin.
Argh, nooooo not WordPress it’s code is soooo ugly. Or so I heard..
Lately I have been using Silex a lot for developing Facebook applications. Currently I’m working on one that could become a little bigger though and I am seriously uncertain whether to stay with the micro-framework Silex or moving to a full blown Framework like Symfony2.
I just don’t know when Silex will become too limited or if at all.
Last week I received a comment on my post about writing on a Facebook Page wall with no logged-in user asking if I could write an example how to post a note. Usually I don’t blog on request but I’ve never noticed this Facebook Notes feature before and found it to be quite a nice way to publish custom HTML on Facebook.
So I show you how and why.
Since I discovered the free Facebook App hosting by heroku I keep wanting to make something useful out of it. So I thought about a small service app. Without going into details yet about its nature there was one immediate problem to be solved. How to get hold of the data? So I thought to scrape it off some website. I know this isn’t very nice but unfortunately there is no feed I can use.. And how to best scrape a website?
Today I’ve got a little addition to yesterdays post in which I explained 5 steps to post a status message to Facebook without a logged in user. Following that post you are able to post on your Facebook Page wall as yourself.
But you might want to post as the Page itself.