Monthly Archives: July 2010

Integrating apps with Twitter

Adding status to your Twitter account is so easy these days, and you might wonder what is the big deal about it. But, there could be some need to post a status or a piece of information from another application. … Continue reading

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Shortening URL Using bit.ly Web Service API

Having a shortened url would be handy sometimes, especially when you need to include that in an E-Mail message to avoid splitting the long url into multiple lines or in a Twitter status message that has the 140 character limit. … Continue reading

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Fetching RSS Feeds

You know how to fetch url using curl now. (See Using curl to make REST API calls) And let’s look at a specific use of the curl wrapper class, in which you will learn how to fetch RSS feeds and … Continue reading

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Using curl to make REST API calls

My preferred method to make REST calls from PHP is using curl; a REST GET call is nothing more than just fetching a file sitting on a web server. PHP supports it as long as the libcurl package is installed … Continue reading

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Operator And The Art of System Maintenance

I attempted to read philosophy books, especially the works of Nietzsche,  many times and gave up soon in all the occasions as  I found it hard to follow the subject matter. But, Robert M. Pirsig’s Zen And The Art of … Continue reading

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