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Counting Facebook Likes and Twitter Tweets in Your App
Although the number of shares and tweets can be shown on a page using widgets, sometimes you may want to use that information programmatically in your application. That will be explained in this article. You will learn how to fetch the data from Facebook and Twitter, how to optimize the connection to these web sites and how to automatically update the data. more...
Posted on: 1 Oct 2015
 
Implementing Two-Factor Authentication in PHP
Two-factor authentication is a type of authentication that "provides unambiguous identification of users by means of the combination of two different components." These authentication components could be something that the user knows, something that the user possesses or something that is inseparable from the user. more...
Posted on: 1 Oct 2015
 
PHP Secure Login Tips And Tricks
Every website on the internet faces a similar threat, hackers. Every single website can be a target of a hacker if security measures aren't implemented properly especially when it comes to login pages where our most sensitive data are being held. Hence, there is a need to better understand how well your login page has been implemented to be considered as really secure. In this article, you will get a list of PHP secure login tips and tricks that will definitely help you decide on your secure rating of your login page. more...
Posted on: 23 Sept 2015
 
Retrieve Google Analytics Visits and PageViews with PHP
Google Analytics is an outstanding website analytics tool that gives you way more information about your website than you probably need. Better to get more than you want than not enough, right? Anyways I check my website statistics more often than I should and it ends up taking a few minutes to get logged in, select the right site, select the current day, etc. more...
Posted on: 23 Sept 2015
 
Creating Neural Networks in PHP
An artificial neural network (or ANN) is an algorithm used in artificial intelligence to simulate human thinking. The network works similarly to the human brain: it is comprised of neurons that communicate with each other and provide valuable outputs. more...
Posted on: 9 Sept 2015
 
Build a URL Shortener with jQuery, PHP and MySQL
URL shorteners such as TinyURL and bit.ly are all the rage these days, with their popularity having skyrocketed alongside Twitter and mobile device usage. The idea is a fairly simple one: accept as input an unacceptably long URL and provide in return one that fits into the tiny confines of a mobile device and Twitter's 140-character limit. more...
Posted on: 9 Sept 2015
 
Maintainable database code
Any worthwhile project is going to have data storage needs. The type of data storage chosen and how it is used will have a dramatic effect on scalability, performance, and maintainability. more...
Posted on: 4 Sept 2015
 
Top 10 PHP Tips for Developers
If you have not yet entered the realm of Object Oriented Programming, then you are at a disadvantage, and you are falling behind fast. OOP is essentially a method of programming with the use of classes, or Objects, which tie like things together, remove the need for repetition of code and perform the basic tasks of production very simply. more...
Posted on: 4 Sept 2015
 
Stop returning arrays (use objects instead)
When returning large amounts of data, it can be common to turn to a built-in PHP data structure: the array. But in object-oriented code, arrays make poor object-to-object data transfer mechanisms. Object-oriented programming is and should be focused on objects. more...
Posted on: 28 August 2015
 
How to Succeed With URLs
I will present here is that I decided to do the actual URL transformations with a PHP script, whereas his solution uses regular expressions in an .htaccess file. more...
Posted on: 28 August 2015