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Laravel News:
The Artisan Files Eric Barnes
November 24, 2014 @ 11:08:54

The Laravel News site has posted their latest interview with a member of the Laravel community (their Artisan Files series). This time they talk with Eric Barnes, the person behind the Laravel Newsletter.

This is a special edition of the Artisan Files series. Over the past few weeks I've had several people ask me to be interviewed and it wasn't something I even considered. For this interview Taylor Otwell volunteered to ask the questions and if you have a question that wasn't asked just leave a comment.

In the interview you'll learn some about Eric including:

  • How he got started in development (and involved with Laravel)
  • What inspired him to start the Laravel Newsletter
  • What applications he considers his "must haves"
  • Three things he thinks make for better programmers
  • His favorite conference talk

...and much more. Check out the full interview for the answers to these and other questions. Also, be sure to sign up for the newsletter to keep up to date on the Laravel community.

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Link: http://laravel-news.com/2014/11/artisan-files-eric-barnes/

Community News:
PHP Newsletter Announced - PHP Weekly
November 28, 2012 @ 10:34:19

Wes Mason has started up another project to provide you with a weekly dose of curated PHP content direct to your mailbox - the PHP Weekly Newsletter:

[The newsletter is a] curated weekly injection of hot PHP links for your inbox, including the latest articles of interest, videos from talks and tutorials, new projects and of course the latest news in PHP language and platform development. I promise to try to keep links fresh, comments relevant and the hate out of sight.

The first edition of the news letter will be coming out in about a week (on December 6th), so if you'd like to sign up, head over to the main site for the project and enter your address.

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PHPBuilder.com:
Use jQuery to Build a Newsletter Subscription Popup with a MySQL/PHP Backend
January 21, 2011 @ 09:17:27

On PHPBuilder.com today Jason Gilmore has a new tutorial posted showing how to combine PHP, MySQL and a jQuery interface to create a newsletter subscription popup for your site that doesn't interfere with the flow of the site.

More recently, websites have taken a more aggressive approach in terms of inviting visitors to subscribe to a newsletter or consider some other special offer. The approach involves displaying a popup window the very first time a visitor navigates to the website. The visitor has the option of either responding to the offer or providing his e-mail address by interacting with the popup, or can choose to close the popup at which point it won't reappear for a (hopefully) significant period of time.

He uses two jQuery plugins - simplemodal and jquery-cookie to do some of the heavy lifting on the frontend. Full HTML, CSS and Javascript code are provided to make the interface work. There's no backend code for the PHP/MySQL integration, but it's a pretty simple form so it shouldn't be overly difficult.

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NETTUTS.com:
CodeIgniter From Scratch Day 4 - Newsletter Signup
August 13, 2009 @ 07:58:52

NETTUTS.com has posted the next part in their "CodeIgniter From Scratch" series today adding on more functionality to include the ability to signup for a newsletter about updates to the site.

Continuing on from Day 3, we'll expand our little application into a simple newsletter signup form. This will allow us to taker a closer look at both the email and the form_validation classes. Learn it all in this 30 minute screencast.

The tutorial is all in the screencast, but you can download the code to keep up on your own as well. There's also links to parts one, two and three to get you caught up.

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Developer Tutorials:
Creating an Online Newsletter with Drupal
July 14, 2008 @ 12:02:55

On the Developer Tutorials site today, there's a new article post from Michael Ross walking you through the installation and creation of an online newsletter with the Drupal content management system.

There is a much better approach [than mass emails], and that is the use of a Web site that houses the newsletter and also limits reader access to paying subscribers. The ideal tool for creating such a site, is a content management system (CMS), such as Drupal, which is what we will be using in this tutorial. Specifically, we will explore how to use a forum for organizing the newsletter contents and allowing subscriber feedback, and also how to use a Drupal module for controlling subscriber access.

There's not really much in the way of actually installation help (that's what Drupal's documentation is for anyway), but he does talk about how it's initially set up, the subscription method and how to add an access-protected forum to the site to hold the newsletter information.

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Stefan Mischook's Blog:
What Makes a PHP Web Application?
November 08, 2007 @ 10:25:00

In a new post to the his blog today, Stefan Mischook takes a look at what some of the most common components of a PHP web application include.

Understanding PHP theoretically, is only the beginning of actually truly knowing it. Once you sit down and start writing code, things will seem to magically clear up as you go along.

He gives examples of web application types and talks a bit about databases, a "key part of most web applications".

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Zend Developer Zone:
Zend Monthly Newsletter - January
February 01, 2007 @ 08:56:00

The Zend Developer Zone has posted this month's Zend Newsletter for those wanting to keep up on all things Zend-ish.

They have kindly allowed me to republish the most recent issue here for your enjoyment. If you want to read it on a regular basis though you are going to have to subscribe. So take a moment and head over to MyZend, login (or register) and on the preferences panel you'll find the checkbox to subscribe. Go ahead, we'll wait.

This edition is just a preview of all of the news that Zend provides each month on its activities, events, product updates, updates to the DevZone, and offers promotions you might want to be aware of.

As Cal mentions, though, you'll need to sign up to get future releases of the newsletter - they won't be posted over on the Zend Developer Zone.

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NorthClick Blog:
Tips for creating a small but solid newsletter-system
November 30, 2006 @ 15:18:00

On the NorthClick blog today, there's a quick little set of hints talking about the creation of a simple ("but solid") newsletter system for your website.

He breaks it down into the individual steps you'll need to follow:

  • Use a Framwork
  • Queue in the database
  • Use SMTP
  • Check Headers
  • Test it
In the step involving the database, he gives the create script you'll need to get the table set up and working. It's not so much a step-by-step tutorial with all of the needed code as it is a general look at what steps to follow when rolling your own newsletter setup.

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eZ systems:
Community newsletter 15/09/2006
September 19, 2006 @ 15:33:19

The Zend Developer Zone quickly points out that the latest eZ Systems newsletter has been released and it includes details on version 3.8.4, updated documentation, and a few other things.

This week's newsletter brings news about an updated distribution package for eZ publish 3.8.4, new documentation for eZ publish upgrades and new information about eZ platform development. The newsletter also includes the weekly forum watch and an update about the current bug fix status.

They cover the update to eZ publish, the "Upgrade" section in the documentation, new advancements concerning eZ platform, and some interesting discussions going on over in their forums.

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