I wanted to build a package which would provide a Laravel 4 specific wrapper for the Mandrill API. However, shortly after getting started, I found out that you don't need any additional packages to begin using Mandrill. All you need to do is edit the core email settings.
To do this go to:
here you can set the following details to match your Mandrill account:
When working with technology, it is fairly common to hear people subscribe to the rhetoric that execution is everything. Coming up with ideas is easy, they are ten-a-penny, everyone has ideas and it is the delivery of ideas that matters.
I would like to present a different perspective:
Ideas are the most valuable commodity.
Plenty of us can code to varying degrees, but how many people can truly envision a solution that solves a problem, resonates with users and actually delivers on something tangible?
The way I see it, there are 5 ways to make a living working online.
Obvious, but often overlooked in the pursuit of content: context is everything. Without it meaning can be difficult, if not impossible, to derive.
Take the following statement 'Oh my god, I just saw a car flip over in front of my eyes, scary stuff!'. Does this statement refer to a horrific accident or someone watch a stunt driving event?
There is no way ...
After spending a couple of years working at a leading digital agency in strategy and then running the technical team, it felt like the right time to move on to new challenges. I am currently working on a few new experiments including Learning Locker and Reach.
Over 3.5 million people, so far, signing up to Coursera clearly demonstrates appetite to learn, something.
I am interested in the initial motivation to sign up - is it folks wanting to learn for the sake of it, are they just curious, do some think it will give them a better chance at a job to say they have completed courses from established universities, or ... something else?
When building TinyBlog, I harnessed some excellent open source tools and libraries. Here is a complete list:
Since moving to Toronto around 22 months ago I have made a decent stab at acquainting myself with the local brew. I had heard about, and tried, the large brewers; Molson, Labatts and Sleemans but other than those three my knowledge was limited. When trying to find out about good Canadian beer, I was met with a few doubters questioning if there was such a thing.
So, I set out on a mission to correct my lack of knowledge as it would be a poor show not to gain a true understanding of a country’s beer. In fact, it could be classed a criminal act not to do ...
If you are building a service or app on Elgg that sends a lot of transactional emails then this plugin might be useful to you. I would always recommend using an established service to deploy email as they will have established IPs reducing the likelihood that your emails end up in the spam folder. Over time you can build up a good reputation rolling your own but it takes a while and, especially when starting a new service, is usually not worth the risk; you need to ensure your early ...
Time to go simple. While there are many awesome tools available to publish on the web, I found myself getting increasingly frustrated by all the options I had to consider to get something running: I just wanted a basic blog to ramble on about shit most people won't care about that I owned. Enter TinyBlog.
TinyBlog is exactly as it sounds, a tiny blogging platform that does nothing more than let you publish basic blog posts.