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 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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API’s we have worked with

API’s related to Payments Stripe, Paypal, Worldpay, PayMill,  Realex Payments API’s related to Communications Twilio,  Plivo,  Webtext,  Esendex, Blackstone,  MailGun,  Sendgrid,  Mandrill API’s related to Accounting/Payroll BulletHQ, Sage Micropay,  Kashflow API’s related to Infrastructure, such as Domain names & hosting AWS SES, AWS Route53, AWS EC2, AWS S3, NameCheap, Digital Ocean, Github, Bitbucket, Google Custom Search API’s related to Social Networks Linkedin, Twitter, …

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Use Teamwork with Bitbucket as an Issue Tracker

We use Teamwork on a daily basis to list our Tasks for the whole team to work on.  We also use Bitbucket to store our projects. For the developers in the team, they can see the tasks and client communication in Teamwork but for clients and project managers, they can’t easily see the activity going …

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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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What I learned from BulletHQs development team

I worked with Bullet HQ’s API recently so that I could import account and related data in to their system. Afterwards I had the opportunity to talk with John Farrelly, responsible for Bullet’s Product Development about how they develop their software. BulletHQ is an excellent Accounts and Payroll web application, based in Dublin. They recently …

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Start testing your API with CodeCeption

This is a brief step by step guide to install CodeCeption on your local machine and to create a basic but useful test for a fictional ‘Categories’ API endpoint. Codeception is a Testing framework that you can use for creating Unit Tests, Acceptance tests and Web Services/API tests too. For more information, http://codeception.com/ The test created below …

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