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Creating Wide CSV files with SPARQL

Lots of columns and commas, but all in the right place.

Profiling Spark Applications: The Easy Way - Michael Spector

Recently, I thought about some one-click way to profile Spark applications, so it could be easily integrated in any work environment without the need to configure the system. The modern way to report profile statistics about an application (any application, not just Spark or Java application) is generating a single.SVG file called "flame graph". Show More Summary

Hello, Laravel? Communicating with PHP through SMS! - SitePoint PHP

In this article, we will modify our Laravel-powered phone-capable weather forecast app so that it is accessible via SMS (text message) in addition to the voice telephone system. It is recommended you read the previous post if you haven't...Show More Summary

Democratise Analytics, Reach All cost effectively

Analytics ?? ??? ???, ???? ?? ?? ??? ???! If you are living in India, and since you are reading this and it is very likely you are, the possibility you said: so what? You have worked in multinationals operating in India, Indian multinationals, Nationalised corporations or corporations which are the property of the nation and never, never have you found Analytics ?? ??? ???....

Lunchtime Lecture: “How you (yes, you) can contribute to open data”

The following is a written version of the lunchtime lecture I gave today at the Open Data Institute. I’ll put in a link to the video when it comes online. It’s not a transcript, I’m just writing down what I had planned to say.

PHP 7.2.0 Alpha 2 Released - PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.2.0 Alpha 2. This release contains fixes and improvements relative to Alpha 1. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs...Show More Summary

How To Create Custom Templates For WordPress Pages

Our adventures into this theme tutorial for WordPress is working out great so far. Of course our current theme is a very basic example of what you can do when creating a WordPress theme from scratch. As we know, it is the index.php file that is handling most of the heavy lifting with regard to html generation on our posts and pages at this time. Show More Summary

Interview with Heather White - Voices of the ElePHPant

cattyheather Audio Show Notes Fredrick Web Tech Coder Cruise The post Interview with Heather White appeared first on Voices of the ElePHPant.

What Is Snapshot Testing, and Is It Viable in PHP? - SitePoint PHP

Ah-ha moments are beautiful and rare in programming. Every so often, we're fortunate enough to discover some trick or facet of a system that forever changes how we think of it. For me, that's what snapshot testing is. You probably write a lot of PHP code, but today I want to talk about something I learned in JavaScript. Show More Summary

Simple way to add a filter to Zend-InputFilter - Rob Allen

Using Zend-InputFilter is remarkably easy to use: use Zend\InputFilter\Factory as InputFilterFactory; // set up InputFilter $specification = [ 'my_field' => [ 'required' => false, 'filters' => [ ['name' => 'StringTrim'], ], ], ]; $factory...Show More Summary

How To Create A Custom Menu In WordPress

Now that we know how to create a basic WordPress Theme from scratch, let’s take a look at how to create a custom navigation menu to our theme. This menu should have the ability to be controlled from the WordPress Dashboard. In otherShow More Summary

How to make Sculpin skip certain sources - Matthias Noback

Whenever I run the Sculpin generate command to generate a new version of the static website that is this blog, I notice there are a lot of useless files that get copied from the project's source/ directory to the project's output/ directory. Show More Summary

Ridesharing 3.0: Forget About Uber

Uber, whatever its faults, provides value to its users, both the drivers and the riders. People appreciate or even enjoy the service, even if they don’t like the corporate behavior or economic disruption.   Solutions seem to mostly include...Show More Summary

Making a Docker image ready for use with Swarm Secrets - Matthias Noback

Here's what I wanted to do: Run the official redis image as a service in a cluster set up with Docker Swarm. Configure a password to be used by connecting clients. See also Redis's AUTH command. The relevant command-line option whenShow More Summary

Hello, Laravel? Communicating with PHP through Phone Calls! - SitePoint PHP

Twilio is a SaaS application which enables developers to build telephone applications using web technologies. In this two-part series, we will leverage Twilio to build a weather forecast app that is accessed using the telephone system. Show More Summary

Back to Blogging

As I remember it, about ten years ago, the thing that made me really want to blog was a talk from the CTO of Second Life (then a darling technology, and pretty fun) about his vision for how to expand by opening up the system, making it decentralized. Show More Summary

Being a Full Stack Developer - SitePoint PHP

A full stack developer who can get from a prototype to full MVP (minimum viable product) is often considered a jack of all trades, master of none, and with good reason. To define the modern full stack developer, we first need to focus...Show More Summary

Gartner BI & Analytics Summit, Mumbai, 2017: My Take

On June 6 and 7, 2017, I had the pleasure of attending and participating in the Gartner Business Intelligence, Analytics and Information Management Summit in Powai, Mumbai, India. The 2017 Summit was larger and even more productive than the Summit of 2016, with more than 650 delegates in attendance. Show More Summary

Integrate Your Data Sources and Great Things Will Happen

Integration Wizards Can Make it Happen – Like Magic! I don’t know about you but I really hate technology silos. I hate having a bunch of information spread across a plethora of databases, software solutions and organizations with no way to bring it all together. There is so much more you can do when you can bring all of that information together. If you are...

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