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The power of AI and bots

I have started seeing the sudden increase in AI and bots and I am so excited to see where this is heading. First we had Microsoft introduce Tay the Twitter AI which unfortunately saw it's demise when it got turned into a racist drug dealer. Tay displayed just how powerful their AI could be even if it turned against …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Wednesday August 31, 2016


Social Network API update

Last time I updated you guys on this, I only had a list of ideas and how it would initially pan out. I have now started the project and published the repo onto GitHub (which can be found here ). If you would like to contribute then I would whole heartedly appreciate any contributions, pull requests or feedback on …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Tuesday August 30, 2016


Laracon US - Laravel 5.3 overview

The last two days I have been keeping an eye on the Laracon US live stream shown on StreamACon and while the first day of the stream didn't go too well, the second days stream has been phenomenal (Review will be coming soon). The reason for this post however, is to talk about the new features in Laravel 5.3 and oh …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Friday July 29, 2016


ReactPHP and Symfony

I started listening to a great Podcast series which talks a lot about different PHP and server technologies and on one of the later episodes, they talk about ReactPHP . ReactPHP is a great asynchronous solution for PHP and it offers non-blocking async which is fantastic and can be easily compared to NodeJS …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Monday July 18, 2016


Moltin API

I want to introduce you guys to an awesome e-commerce API called Moltin . It takes out so much hard work when it comes to creating an e-commerce platform and I have been working with the API to try and create an open source Laravel e-commerce platform which utilises the Moltin API as the core part of the app. I …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Wednesday April 13, 2016


New Year, New Blog, New something?

I am really stoked to show you guys my brand new Blog built with October CMS . For my hosting, I have used Digital Ocean (click the link for $10 free). Digital Ocean is a fantastic hosting company which I just love to use as they give you complete control over your VPS, and they even give you One-click apps to help …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Saturday February 27, 2016


Using View Composers in Laravel 5.2

I have started using Laravel's View Composers which come in handy when you have a navigation bar that constantly needs certain data. For example, you have an ecommerce store and you need to poll how many items a user has in their basket on pretty much every page they move onto, or you need a login/register button when …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Wednesday February 3, 2016