Saving ZohoCRM reports to Google Drive – a roundabout journey

I wanted to write about an integration I created for a client recently, as a form of documentation to myself on how it works, should I ever need to repair or update it. I also thought it was interesting to build since a couple of different APIs and services are involved along the way. The …

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How to back up your mysql database from a Laravel 5.1 application to Amazon S3

The following steps are a summary of the instructions from https://github.com/backup-manager/laravel, specific to a Laravel 5.1 application that needs┬áto back up a mySQL database to an AWS S3 bucket. The backup-manager library uses mysqldump to perform the database dump and works well on larger databases also. First, create your bucket on AWS and create the …

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We now place HTTPS on all client web applications using Lets Encrypt

A normal step for us when developing and deploying web applications or APIs for our clients is to add HTTPS certificates to the finished application when it is deployed Live. Putting certificates in place has a cost in both time and money as they typically need to be purchased from providers such as Comodo or …

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Laravel Forge for creating and managing your PHP servers

I’ve tried a few different services to manage servers in the past, such as Command.io and I’ve settled on Laravel’s Forge for its ease of use, low cost and quick responses to any Support tickets, when building or maintaining servers for clients or side projects. Forge can be used to create a server, designed for …

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