RequestBin gives you a URL that will collect requests made to it and let you inspect them in a human-friendly way. Use RequestBin to see what your HTTP client is sending or to inspect and debug webhook requests.
Facebook is launching a new app – Hello:
Billions of calls are made everyday on mobile phones and people often have very little information about who’s calling them. Today we are starting to test Hello, a new app built by the Messenger team. Hello connects with Facebook so you can see who’s calling, block unwanted calls and search for people and places.
I seem to remember another app with the same name and somewhat related functionality – Hello from Evernote. Apparently, this one was discontinued earlier this year. Surprising, given that some people called it the best business card scanner app.
The functionality of the two apps is not exactly the same but similar enough. Given how little time passed between the “death” of one and “birth” of another, I wonder if this is a coincidence or part of a greater plan.
Learn REST: A RESTful Tutorial – this is a huge time-saver!
Google Webmaster Central Blog answers some frequently asked questions about mobilegeddon. And no, I don’t think it’s mobilegeddon, I just love the term.
smallpdf – PDF conversion tools online (convert between PDF and JPEG images, Microsoft Office documents, compress, unlock and even send printed PDF via regular mail)
First Aid Git – a searchable collection of the most Git frequently asked questions.
Mobile-Friendly Test from Google will analyze a URL and report if the page has a mobile-friendly design.
Just a quick update on something that I wanted to do for quite a while now – I’ve joined the display of tags and categories. They are still separated in the back-end for me to manage the posts easier. I just figured out that for site visitors there’s no practical difference, and thus using two user interface elements where one can do the job is not ideal. The code snippet that helped me do that was borrowed (and slightly modified) from this Codex page. The only two change that I did were:
- Skip the General category (or All, as it’s labeled in this case), since all posts belong to it anyway.
- Skip post format taxonomy (as those are already encoded with post styling – colors and titles).
I’ve also thrown a copyright into the footer and a small welcome box to the sidebar, but those are just cosmetics.
Disclaimer: I’ve written this post a few days after I came back from CakeFest 2014. Unfortunately, it is unfinished, and by now I have completely lost hope of ever finishing it. My main excuse is that the first day after CakeFest was my first working day at my new job, which completely and totally consumed me for a few months. And now, it seems like CakeFest 2014 was a few decades ago. Mostly I wanted to do two things here: list all the talks with videos and slides, which has probably been done by other people by now, and tell everyone that this was one of the best events I’ve ever attended. For those who haven’t been to one, I strongly recommend getting a ticket to CakeFest 2015, which will take place end of May in New York, USA. End of Disclaimer.
It’s been a week since I came from Madrid, where I’ve attended CakeFest 2014, a conference dedicated to CakePHP framework. Now that I’ve caught up on sleep, calmed down, and cleared out my mailbox, I have a few minutes to look back at the event and share my thoughts and impressions.
For those of you who are too busy to read the whole thing, here’s the executive summary. I had very high expectations of the conference way before I went. I knew there will be one or two core developers. I knew that there were previous events before. And I do usually expect high quality stuff from the CakePHP community. But as I high as my expectations were, the event went through the roof! It was an absolutely amazing couple of days, where I met a lot of cool people, learned a lot, and had plenty of fun! If you missed this year’s conference and you are involved in any shape or form with CakePHP, make sure you attend the next year one. Start making your arrangements now. You can thank me later.
Now for the long story…