Yearly Archives: 2014

Heroku and MySQLi – Round 3

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As of a few minutes ago, Heroku now natively supports PHP, MySQLi and some other enterprise level PHP functionality.  This is great news. https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/getting-started-with-php Validated with: <? if (function_exists(‘mysqli_connect’)) { //mysqli is installed echo ‘it works’; } else{ die(‘bad news’);

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Posted in Heroku, php

Keep Heroku App from Sleeping

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1. Add Scheduler App to Heroku (heroku addons:add scheduler) 2. Create a worker file that pings your app URL Ex: <? $url = ‘YOUR HEROKU APP URL’; $ch = curl_init($url); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_NOBODY, true); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, true); curl_exec($ch); $retcode = curl_getinfo($ch,

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Posted in Heroku

Facebook Login Shell for PHP

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Just posted a project on Github that is a php login shell for Facebook.  Its something wrote to be simple, single sign on for apps, and hope others find it useful as well.   Project can be found here: https://github.com/travstoll/php_login  

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What is your business doing to prepare for the Internet of Things?

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Great article from PTC this morning. What is your business doing to prepare for the #IoT? Successful manufacturers enable these 6 capabilities → http://ptc.co/uhlKR 

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Posted in Customer Experience, IT