TAG | Silex
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.
Ever since I write sfImageTransformExtraPlugin I have this plan of porting it to Symfony 2 and/or Silex. So far I just didn’t have the requirement thus no time for it. But I know roughly what ingredients would be needed.
One of them would be a static cache.
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.
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?
More or less by accident I discovered that Facebook now teams up Heroku a San Francisco based hoster to provide easy hosting environments to Facebook App developers.
So I thought lets try it out and while I’m at it make it run Silex and Twig!
One of our websites is really really old and not really up-to-date in terms of technology, best practices and SEO friendliness as it happens. A weird thing I noticed is that a particular type of page was tracked in Google Analytics correctly but with a different URL than it actually had. So I went to find out what happened..