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Twilio API for SMS based web application

A few months ago I worked in a web project where we had to develop web & SMS application. Our main project is fully web application where we need to integrate SMS and some voice feature. We also wanted to integrate this feature easily and cost effectively. After some R&D in google search we found several web services for this purpose. Among all the services we liked Twilio.

There are several reasons to choose Twilio. One of the most important reason is, its very easy to integrate Twilio’s REST API. The price is also cheap compare to other services. In this post I’ll not write details about Twilio. You can easily learn more about it by there web site. I’ll mention some features that we integrated in our application.

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Make your site more social using facebook social plugins

facebook-socialJust think 100 facebook users visit your site, among them 50 users like one of the article or product of your site. So 50 users friends will see in their homepage, that their friend liked your article or product. If 50 users have average 100 friends and among them 50 will visit your site then the calculation will be like 50 * 50 * …… = 2500 and more.

So using facebook social plugins you can make your site more social and engaging. Do you know how many users currently using facebook ? Its 400 milion. So why you will not take the power of facebook to promote your site.

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Manage your VPS by VirtualMin web server control panel

virtual min web server control panel This article is for advanced user who know how to manage hosting either shared hosting or virtual private hosting. Normally if you bought a shared hosting you’ll see a control panel named cpanel in most hosting service provider. cpanel is very popular and user friendly. Now think you want to buy a unmanaged VPS. Why unmanaged because if you bought a managed VPS it will cost almost double than unmanaged VPS. So I prefer unmanaged VPS for myself as cost is almost half. And its not too difficult to manage a VPS.

In this post, I’ll show you how could you easily manage your VPS hosting using Virtualmin and Webmin web server control panel. Virtualmin has 2 types of license one is professional, which you have to buy and another is GPL license which is free.

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Must have wordpress cheat sheet

wordpress cheat sheet logoIf you’re a programmer and blog writer and like wordpress for your blog then you may need to modify some common functionality of your blog template. I’m not a professional wordpress template creator but sometimes I’ve to work to modify my blogs and some other blogs.

To modify existing wordpress template you have to know some common functions, rules of wordpress blog publishing application. And I found a cheat sheet that is very handy and helpful for this purpose. The cheat sheet is developed by Ekin Ertaç and you may also download the cheat sheet from here.

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authenticate your site using google friend connect – api

in my previous article http://www.thinkdiff.net/?p=430 i described how to add google friend connect gadget in your site. in this article i am describing how you will fully authenticate your site by integrating google friend connect.

suppose your site has a default authentication system. but for new users who doesn’t want to register, how could you authenticate him. one of the solution of this problem is google friend connect.

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Subversion – A tool for controlling version of source code.

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SVN (Subversion) is a tool used by many software developers to manage changes within their source code tree. SVN provides the means to store not only the current version of a piece of source code, but a record of all changes (and who made those changes) that have occurred to that source code. Use of SVN is particularly common on projects with multiple developers, since SVN ensures changes made by one developer are not accidentally removed when another developer posts their changes to the source tree. Information about accessing this Subversion repository may be found in “Subversion (Version Control for Source Code)“.

In order to access a Subversion repository, you must install a special piece of software called a Subversion client. Subversion clients are available for most any operating system. Information about Subversion client software may be found in our document titled “Recommended User Software Configuration“.

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