An idea for a lightweight PHP CMS with .txt files and query strings

An idea for a lightweight PHP CMS with .txt files and query strings

Laziness often helps you figure out funny ways to solve problems. Put it this way. I’ve found a hack to create a lightweight CMS in PHP that uses .txt files and query strings. Yes, you publish through a URL, and the persistence happens inside a text file. Not a MySQL database. Crazy! It works. More

Android L Hands On

Android L Hands On

It’s been quite some time since Google rolled out the Android L Developer Preview for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7. We decided to boot it up and experience what’s inside. The device used is a Nexus 7 2013 (Wi-Fi). More

Managing Assets in Laravel 4 using Helpers and HTML Builder

Managing Assets in Laravel 4 using Helpers and HTML Builder

Laravel 4 doesn’t have a lot of documentation on managing assets such as stylesheets or Javascript files. Laravel 3′s documentation did however, but it seems to have been omitted for the newer version somehow. Today, I’ll be showing you some neat ways to manage assets using Helper functions and HTML Builder. More

Dead simple CRUD in Laravel 4

Dead simple CRUD in Laravel 4

I feel I’ve come late to the party. But they say, it’s never too late. Laravel’s community has matured and it’s safe to say the framework has brought the sexy back to PHP. Laravel is dead simple. It’s expressive, elegant, and extremely powerful at the same time.  More

Facebook buys Yo! app for $5 billion dollars

Facebook buys Yo! app for $5 billion dollars

Our team of Silicon Valley insiders have just reported a major development in the area. Facebook has just finished a deal to acquire mobile app Yo! for approximately $5 billion in cash and stock. Yo! will remain an independently branded standalone app that’s separate from Facebook. The transaction should go through this quarter pending some standard closing procedures. More

What’s new in Yosemite OS X 10.10 Beta 2 ?

What’s new in Yosemite OS X 10.10 Beta 2 ?

Cook and Co. just pushed their latest beta updates for iOS 8 and Yosemite OS 10.10. I’ve updated my Yosemite and here’s a short review on what’s changed. I am only documenting the visible changes, but I’ve provided a Pastebin of the full release notes in case you’re interested. More

How to update Homebrew in Yosemite?

How to update Homebrew in Yosemite?

Yosemite uses Ruby 2.0 where as my previously installed Homebrew was set to use 1.8. I did an upgrade from Mavericks to Yosemite just last week, but it was today that I set out using brew commands and realized, oh no! But I have a 2 minute fix that works just fine.  More