Posts Tagged ‘Php’

Backend PHP development is still one of the most popular choices for creating dynamic websites. Although Ruby on Rails has become a favorite amongst developers, PHP thrives in a global environment with free code snippets and CMS engines like WordPress.

When delving further into PHP you start to learn about HTTP requests, file uploads, and special regex commands. One of the tenets of advanced PHP programming is working with 3rd party APIs. These APIs allow developers to pull out data from other websites like Twitter, Facebook, or Reddit. This post offers a handful of free tutorials dedicated to PHP API development working with a number of popular website APIs.

Vine API

vine videos through twitter api

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Anyone who is familiar using WordPress should know it’s one of the most popular CMS engines to date. Learning the basics of theme development can be exciting and even quite fun. But with time even the brightest developers can hit a wall trying to learn everything. WordPress is a tremendous library and requires a lot of time to master.

Once you understand the the basics of WP development everything gets a whole lot more interesting. You can start to build very complex plugins, functions, interface features, and customizations for the backend admin panel. Check out these great tutorials which focus on more advanced WordPress topics for web developers.

Better WP APIs and Libraries

writing wordpress apis and libraries

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Have you ever wanted to jump into the backend world of PHP programming? Frontend web development uses a whole different set of skills to construct a website layout. But PHP tackles everything from form submissions to database queries. WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, and many other CMS engines are built on PHP.

To get started all you need is some time and a bit of patience. WAMP and MAMP are free PHP-enabled local servers for Windows and Mac, respectively. Once you get this local environment setup it’s quite easy to dive right into PHP and start building fun dynamic web applications.

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There is always a search for better and simpler. And, the same goes for content management systems.

Although we have powerful tools like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, there is a huge interest for focused ones (remember Ghost).


Dropplets and Leeflets are two separate apps, by the same team, where one of them is focused on blogs and the other one on other types of websites.

They both don’t require a database but use Markdown-formatted files instead for the content.

The scripting language is PHP, content can be edited while browsing and both of them are being updated/improved regularly.

Buffer is one of the most popular apps for managing multiple social media profiles, scheduling posts and more.

Circular is an open source alternative for Buffer that is built as a Backbone.js app with a REST API written in PHP that stores data in MongoDB.


It only works with Twitter where you can add a list of tweets and they will be sent on the date-time defined.

Multiple accounts are supported and a bookmarklet helps using it easier.

P.S. The app can also be used and tried with the hosted version.