If you’re looking to install the latest version of NodeJS on your Ubuntu 14 LTS server, you’ll find that the default package manager only has access to older versions of NodeJS. However, you can easily update apt-get to get the latest version using this tutorial.
Following Parse’s announcement of the service winding down and the subsequent release of the Parse API Server, I’ve taken the time to setup my own instance of the open-source software to help migrate from Parse.com before it shuts down in January 2017.
I have always found it frustrating that failing the CSRF check in Laravel 5.x throws an exception. I would rather prefer it redirect the user back to the previous page, and get them to try again. So, I modified the VerifyCsrfToken.php middleware to do just that.
If you are using the Parse Android SDK in your mobile app, you are able to customise the push notification icon by updating your AndroidManifest.xml file. This method also applies if you are using Parse in a Cordova / PhoneGap app.
In a recent project, I’ve been using public/private key encryption to transmit data from a mobile application to an API, keeping sensitive information secure as a result. This tutorial explains how you can create your own keys, and then use them to encrypt or decrypt data using PHP and OpenSSL.
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.