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Single User OAuth using Zend Framework’s Twitter Service Class

Single User OAuth using Zend Framework’s Twitter Service Class

Michelangelo van Dam wrote a neat little article to help with single user Twitter access.  What that means is that you can set up a Twitter application and then start tweeting without having to use a username and password.  Michelangelo did it in the context of a Zend Framework MVC application and so this blogRead more about Single User OAuth using Zend Framework’s Twitter Service Class[…]

Would you want to participate in a project to build a ZF2-based WordPress-compatible blogging platform?

Would you want to participate in a project to build a ZF2-based WordPress-compatible blogging platform?

Don’t know if it’d happen.  Just curious at this point. The reason why I even asked the question was because WordPress, love it or hate it (I actually love it), is antiquated and, quite honestly, difficult to build for.  But if you were to build something that replaced it you would be facing a massiveRead more about Would you want to participate in a project to build a ZF2-based WordPress-compatible blogging platform?[…]

Passing typed ActionScript objects to Flex using PHP and a message queue

Passing typed ActionScript objects to Flex using PHP and a message queue

Last week I wrote up a few blog posts (here, here and here) about creating a Flex based dashboard that utilized message queues to pass data.  It was a really fun example to write but there was one thing I did not get to implement.  What I wanted to do was use the sales notificationRead more about Passing typed ActionScript objects to Flex using PHP and a message queue[…]

Encrypted session handler

Encrypted session handler

A little while ago I had come upon the problem of having to store sensitive data in a user session. The solution that I (and several others came upon) was creating a mechanism for storing encrypted data in a session. But what we wanted to do was build something that didn’t have a single point of failure. We also wanted to build something portable. What we built was a simple Zend Framework session handler for storing sensitive data.

Debugging a mobile app

Debugging a mobile app

I’m working on an example of mobile detection with the new Zend Framework 1.11 beta that was just released when I came upon an interesting problem. That problem is; how do I debug requests coming in from the mobile phone? The answer is actually relatively easy. I’m doing this using a Zend Framework application, but the concepts that you’ll see here can be used quite easily across any type of framework.