Category: php

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How to manually install Slim framework

I’ve received a few requests regarding manual installation of Slim Framework. Although I prefer using Composer, many people have issues when installing on remote hosts. The following post provides a short description on manual...

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Cron Expression Parser in PHP

Working with cron scheduling can many times be a frustrating affair. Although setting a few cron jobs at one time can be easy, calculating cron dates in the future in code can get time...

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PHP 5.5 on Oracle VirtualBox

PHP 5.5 has added a nice support for Generators, which I’ll cover in some other post. I needed to test these new features and add some to old applications. However PHP has dropped support...

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Create a quick REST API using Slim framework

During a recent client project, I frequently needed to access a remote database table and update the same for certain fields. This was accomplished using phpMyAdmin on the server. However, it was getting tedious...

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Downloading Gmail attachments in PHP – an update

Over the last few years I’ve received quite some queries regarding the article Downloading Gmail attachments using PHP published here. After procrastinating for some time (a long time actually), I’ve answered some of the...

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PHP applications on Google App Engine

A couple of years back if you needed to run PHP on Google App Engine you were required to use a open source tool like Quercus, a 100% Java implementation of PHP, to run...

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Pretty error display for PHP

One of my pet peeves regarding PHP is the terseness of the error messages it throws. Not that they are unhelpful; the major headache it that one has to open the source file at...