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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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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Create time sheet entries on Teamwork Projects from your code commits

I’m a big fan of adding on to Teamwork Projects (Full disclosure: That’s a referral link) in any way I can to make our day to day development work a little easier. In the past I developed and wrote about how we use Teamwork Projects as an issue tracker, by showing Task IDs on all tasks …

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How I automate sharing content to Linkedin using Aylien’s content analysis API and Browsershot.

My goal here is to keep my Linkedin profile active in an automated way. The end result is that content related to PHP, which I have a lot of interest in, is posted to Linkedin, in to relevant Groups or on my Linkedin status page, often a few times a day, during the working hours. …

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Extract useful information from notification emails

TL/DR: Extract relevant information from notification emails and add them to your Analytics or CRM system to follow up on.   The above image is a typical email notification from Linkedin to let you know that someone has clicked the Like button on one of your recent Posts. It you wanted to add this persons …

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Start turning email addresses in to useful information – part 1

TL/DR – Take an email address such as joebloggs23423@hotmail.com, and turn it in to useful information such as: Firstname: Joe, Surname: Bloggs, Gender: Male. If you have developed a web application which allows users to sign up using a username or an email address or if you maintain a newsletter subscriber list or if you are …

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Turn Teamwork in to a Devops command center

We use Teamwork every day to manage our software development work for our clients. I am always interested in pushing Teamwork a little further to see if we can perform more and more tasks within the application so that it is transparent and accessible to our clients, co-workers…and save some time too! In a previous …

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Teamwork as a support system with automatic prioritization of tasks

I signed up for a 15 day trial of HelpScout recently to try it as a central Support system here at Murrion. It allowed us to create a central inbox for all the members of our team to see incoming support emails from our clients. This is ideal if a client emails me directly and …

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Introducing MouseJS for visualising user activity on your website

Mousejs.com is a new site we put together to help some of our clients to gain some insights about user movements on their own website or web application. It works by tracking the precise movements of a user’s mouse cursor while they are navigating a webpage. Once the user has left the page, a screenshot …

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Moving on from Kashflow and using their API

I’ve used Kashflow for our accounts for a few years now, both as a sole trader and then as a limited company. I have no complaints whatsoever about Kashflow, I have never experienced any down-time or errors and I would highly recommend it to others. I have recommended it to other businesses in the past …

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