Standardizing development environments with Vagrant
This is the first article of a series in which we'll explain our development process industrialisation. We'll describe how we went from a team of individuals doing things together but artisanally, to a more industrial and qualitative approach. This first topic talks about how we standardized our development environments with Vagrant.
This is a post I wrote for NOE interactive.Read the rest of this article on NOE's blog
Other Useful Resources
Ever looked for a straightforward way to integrate you instagram pictures on your website? Without a plugin nor an iframe? Well this article featured on the NOE interactive's blog presents how you can do so with PHP.
It's a neat and simple solution that uses the instagram's API to get a particular users' latest pictures, and then display them in a ul list.
It is accessible to most developers as it is a "personalize, copy and paste" kind of solution. Just two steps are required, configuration, and implementation.
In this article featured on NOE interactive, you'll learn how you can install the solution on your website. There's a complete step by step guide as well as a demonstration. If you wish to download the solution, it's also hosted on Github.
If you happen to have on your site some pages that are a bit long, and therefore will lead your users to scroll down quite a bit to read your content, they may not have the patience to scroll again to get back up to the top. That's where this little plugin, hand made by NOE interactive comes in handy. Just put it on your website, and it will help your users get back to the top of pages with a single click, and with a small smooth animation (how nice is that :) ).
In this article featured on NOE interactive, you'll learn how you can install the jQuery plugin on your website. There's a complete step by step guide as well as a demonstration. If you wish to download the plugin, it's also hosted on Github.
For the previous years I've been trying to point out the areas of my workflow that were taking most of my time to try to optimise them.
One of these areas was database interactions meaning the famous 'SELECT', 'INSERT', 'UPDATE' and 'DELETE' statements. When I was still discovering PHP, I spent far too much time hard coding every single database query. It was time consuming, but also very annoying.
Then, for a project, I discovered Zend, a powerful PHP framework. I loved the way it handled the queries, by having a database class with predefined methods for each interaction. The only problem was that Zend is far too bulky and complicated for simple projects.
After investigating if there were easier ways of achieving the same results, I am presenting here today a list of my favourites mysql functions, with their brief description and how you can use them. I hope that it will save you time in your future developments like it did for me.