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Test Driven API Development

DotDev has posted a great tutorial on Test Driven API Development. Even though I already develop test driven APIs, I still love reading articles like this to see how others are solving problems. I have rolled my own Transformers in the past, and I am very excited about the Fractal package they reference in this […]

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Show Number of Facebook Likes in PHP

If you run a Facebook page, and you are starting to build up some good numbers, you may want to show them off on your website. Facebook allows you to embed a Facebook widget on your homepage, but that means you are using third-party scripts, and you can’t control the design. Here is a simple […]

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Delete WordPress Sample Content Automatically

WordPress ships with 2 pieces of sample content. The Sample Page and a Sample Post content have been part of the WordPress base install for years. I wish WordPress gave an option to install WordPress without sample content, but as far as I know that’s not on the feature map. There may be times when […]

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Track Number of Visits to WordPress Pages and Posts

Almost everyone who has a WordPress site/blog, uses Google Analytics. This great tracking tool gives you insight into your visitors that traditional marketers would only dream of. Sometimes you want to do some things that Google Analytics is not a right fit for. You may want to track which pages or posts are the most […]

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50 Laravel Tricks in 50 Minutes

Yitzchok Willroth gave a great talk about at PHP World this year about all the little awesome features in Laravel. I would highly recommend going through all of them and discovering some of the goodies yourself.

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ECMAScript 6 Features

Luke Hoban has a great roundup on Github of all the great new features coming in ECMAScript 6. My personal favourites are String Interpolation and modules.