Amazon makes it really easy to send SMS messages worldwide using their SNS or Simple Notification Service. This tutorial shows you how you can send a SMS in less than 10 lines of code. This particular example uses composer to install the AWS SDK.
In a recent project I’ve been building a Customer Service Portal where “agents” are allowed to perform certain actions on a user’s account. One of the required features was to send a password reset email to the user. Luckily, this feature is easy to implement thanks to Laravel’s built-in traits.
Having a strong password policy for your application is a important security requirement for any application. This tutorial shows you how you can apply this to Larvel’s PasswordController, which handles password resets.
The Apache Cordova documentation is rather good, but occasionally you encounter information that is either out-of-date or missing entirely. One such instance is the ability to delete a file when using the File plugin – the documentation for this function is missing, so to help others, I’ve included some sample code to achieve this.
This week, I bought myself a brand new 2017 15″ MacBook Pro, upgrading from an early 2013 15″ MacBook Pro (with Retina). I was able to migrate all my data in a matter of hours, and this is the process I followed (using Thunderbolt 2 to USB-C).
The Cage Cricket application is my first cross-platform mobile application built using Trigger.io and Parse, and works on iOS and Android.
For Halloween, I helped wonga.com reskin an old app they had originally developed with a third-party agency. The app used Adobe Flash as the main user interface, with a PHP / MySQL backend.