There are a lot of ways in which you can specify, use and print string in PHP. They all have different benefits and drawbacks and that’s not the content of this article. …


It seems like as of today (late night 23rd of June or early morning 24th of June depending on where you live) Instagram is testing the possibility for users to post from desktop via browser.

It’s not active in all accounts, in fact in my personal account is not available…


Update 25 July 2021

As of 22 July 2021, version 3.5.1 is stable in the pecl channel and can be used to compile imagick for both PHP 7 and PHP 8.

pecl install imagick

The general command will not fail anymore

TL;DR

Install the older version (3.4.4) of Imagick forcing it via `pecl`

pecl install…


TikTok

The TikTok PHP SDK has been updated, and the new v0.2 brings support for retrieving the User’s Videos.

If you’re new to the TikTok PHP SDK, please read my previous tutorial on how to log in and receive the Access Token. …


TikTok has recently released their new API to allow Social Login via their platform. They called it Login Kit for Web.

With more Gen-Z and Millennials in the platform, allowing the simplified signup and login process via TikTok is the logical step for many Web Apps, including our very own…


TL;DR: Use Try/Catch on an empty Content Publishing call and look for a specific exception code to differentiate between Business and Creators accounts.

If you use the new Instagram Graph API (not to be confused with the Instagram Basic Display API) you know that these APIs can be used by…


WebSockets are incredibly performing when you need a continuous dialogue between the Frontend and the Backend of an application.

If you combine them with Protobuf to structure the message exchange, you have a great combination for near-realtime data exchange.

I’ve recently found myself in need to integrate a remote WebSocket…


Image from https://osxdaily.com/2018/03/26/best-homebrew-packages-mac/

Homebrew is the first software I always Install on any MAC machine. I think it gives me the feeling to be back on my beloved Linux box, with APT or YUM. It’s definitely not the same thing, but you know us nostalgic.

Nostalgia aside, I wanted to summarise a collection…


Image from https://linuxiac.com/php-8-alpha-released/

PHP 8 is finally here, and it’s time to upgrade our DEV environments to start resolving all those Warnings :)

At Lnk.Bio we use the official AWS Amazon Linux 2 AMI, and usually rely on the library Amazon Linux Extras to update/switch php version, but PHP 8 is yet to…


An annoying default setting for the main Terminal app of Mac OS ( iTerm ), is that after a certain process is terminated the tab or window remains open with the message [process completed]. Example below.

When managing multiple windows/tabs, time is of the essence and closing the tab manually…

Andrea Olivato

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