Jeff Reifman
Technology consultant, ex-Microsoft Group Program Manager, freelance writer, activist, yogi.
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    Get a Fast Start with the Mailgun Plugin for WordPressMailgun email
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    When you self-host WordPress, getting a contact form running can be one of the more confusing tasks. The contact form in your theme usually isn't the problem - it's configuring the outbound mail server. I highly discourage people from running a mail server on their own. There are many reasons not to do so, especially performance and security. Luckily, there's an easy solution - the free Mailgun Plugin for WordPress.Read More…
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    Drill Down Into Stackify's Smart Error and Log ManagementPreview
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    Work smarter in production; increase the usefulness of your logging with Stackify's real time error tracking and smart logs.Read More…
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    Revisiting Open Source Social Networking: Installing GNU SocialPreview part2
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    After sampling Diaspora, Pump.io, Tent.io and others, we dive in with GNU Social and offer some thoughts on competing with Facebook and Twitter.Read More…
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    Generate Notifications From Your Web App With the Pushover APIPreview b
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    Pushover is a great service, which makes it easy and inexpensive for developers to send push notifications to iOS and Android devices without having to develop their own application. Read More…
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    Revisiting Open Source Social Networking AlternativesPreview
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    The hype rises and falls, but just where are we in providing viable open source alternatives to Facebook and Twitter?Read More…
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    Building With the Twitter API: Using Real-Time StreamsPreview stream
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    While the Twitter REST API is suitable for many applications, if you want immediate updates and access to a broader array of notifications, the Twitter Streaming API is essential. In this tutorial you'll learn to capture tweets in real time using the Twitter API and the open-source, Yii-based Birdcage application.Read More…
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    Introduction to New Relic InsightsPreview
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    For the first time ever, you can now ask questions about your software, customers, and business and get answers in milliseconds.Read More…
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    Building With the Twitter API: OAuth, Reading and PostingPreview b
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    In this series, we're building an application called Birdcage that interfaces with the Twitter API in PHP. In this article, learn to use OAuth for authentication and begin processing and posting tweets via our open source PHP-based Birdcage application.Read More…
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    Building With the Twitter API: Getting StartedPreview a 2
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    Learn the Twitter API with PHP using a standalone, open-source Yii application called Birdcage.Read More…
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    Introduction to TablesorterPreview
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    Tablesorter is a straightforward jQuery plugin that provides dynamic column sorting and pagination in your HTML tables. It's a nice way to provide sortable, scripted tables that don't require the user to refresh the page. You can also use it when you're introducing Ajax into your application.Read More…
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    Programming with Yii2: Getting StartedPreview
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    The recent release of Yii 2.0 makes it the perfect time to come up to speed with one of the most efficient, powerful and extensible PHP frameworks. This tutorial will walk you through installing Yii 2.0, setting up your local development environment, building a simple Hello World application, setting up your remote production environment for hosting and deploying your code from a GitHub repository.Read More…
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    Front-End Monitoring with New Relic Browser22424
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    The only monitoring product that gives you full visibility into the complete web page lifecycle of your actual users in modern browser-side applications.Read More…