Connecting To Twitter API Using PHP

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Showing your Twitter timeline, or even just your most recent status update, is becoming increasingly popular. Doing it on a WordPress blog is simple with plugins, but what if you want to do it on a non-WordPress website? Here’s how.

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Creating A Wikipedia Style Search

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So you want to create an intelligent search for your website? By intelligent you are, of course, talking about the way Wikipedia sends you to the correct page should an exact match be found. Well you’re in luck, here is an easy way to do it using PHP & MySQLi.

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Kohana Designers Tip: Twitter API

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Ok so I personally am not much of a designer, to be frankly honest I’m rubbish at it. So when it comes to designing things I turn to Lisa Marie of lisa-marieart.com, mainly because she is my sister, but also because she’s an amazing designer. Anyway she is currently redesigning her website using Kohana & decided she wants her twitter […]

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Kohana And AJAX (Sitting In A Tree)

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This is my first in a line of tutorials based on Kohana PHP Framework. This first tutorial is based on how to use Kohana in conjunction with AJAX. Some people have had some trouble with it, as did I when I first used it, so here are the basics.

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Variable Scope: A Beginners Guide (PHP & Javascript)

/ Javascript, PHP / by Paul Robinson / 0 Comments

Variable scope is something that comes in handy in most coding languages, in my experience though it is invaluble in Javascript. If you are sitting thinking, ‘but what the hell is it’, then let me explain. Variable scope is a set of rules applied to a variable telling it where & it what context it may be accessed. An easier […]

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PHP Tip #6: str_replace Is Faster

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This is probably a very well known tip, but for those new to PHP it’s handy. When needing to replace something try & use str_replace instead of preg_replace. Always remember that REGEX is costly & should only be used when it is really needed. If you need to do a case insensitive replace then use str_ireplace.

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PHP Tip #5: header

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Another useful command that all PHP coders should know is the header() function. You can use it to send a HTTP header to the server.

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PHP Tip #4: Type Casting

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I kinda touched on Type Casting in the second PHP tip about is_numeric(). The basic idea is that you can force a variable’s value to another type. For instance, changing a string to an integer.

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