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Integrate Bitcoin Payments with PHP

  • November 26, 2016
Integrate Bitcoin Payments with PHP

As the usage of Bitcoin as a payment method is growing, many companies have started accepting payments in this virtual currency. More than 100,000 companies are currently accepting Bitcoin (some of them are large and well-known, such as Microsoft and Dell), making it the most popular virtual currency today. Let's see how it works and how to accept payments in Bitcoins in your Web application. How Does Bitcoin Work? Bitcoin is a digital currency and payment system that enables peer-to-peer transactions between users. That means that there is no intermediary in the transactions. However, all transactions...

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Integrate a Stripe Payment Gateway with PHP

  • October 26, 2016
Integrate a Stripe Payment Gateway with PHP

Stripe is a payment gateway that is becoming increasingly popular in the Web industry. It offers payment processing services, which can be easily integrated into your Web application using the Stripe API. Although it is not free (2.9% + 30 cents per transaction), Stripe saves time and reduces cost in many ways: seamless integration and good documentation reduces the amount of time and development hours needed, while it offers complete control over sensitive data which saves hundreds of thousands of dollars that would otherwise be spent on ensuring PCI compliance. Since we have clarified the why,...

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Things To Know About PHP 7

  • September 30, 2016
Things To Know About PHP 7

PHP 7 has been released and it is a new experience for Web developers, as claimed by its developers -- but what’s new in it? The professionals are claiming that PHP 7 has added at least five strong benefits in their users’ domains. Let’s see five new advantages, which PHP 7 has brought to its users. Speed is boosted This is great news indeed. The Web developers working with Drupal and WordPress will be elated in knowing that PHP 7 is now capable to boost 25% performance and to reduce the memory consumption. According to the users, the New PHP 7 version is capable of offering its users twice...

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The Top Three Programming Languages for Electronics Tinkering

  • August 12, 2016
The Top Three Programming Languages for Electronics Tinkering

If you’re planning on tinkering around with electronics, whether it’s on a Raspberry Pi, Arduino, or anything else, you’ll need to know at least a little bit of programming. Hackster.io sent out a survey to figure out which three languages people thought were the best to learn. The survey was filled out by over 3,000 people from around the world. They overwhelmingly point to C and C++ as the language to learn if you’re into electronics tinkering. Behind C is Python, which is followed closely by Javascript, Java, and C#. As for the hardware itself, Arduino led the pack, with the Raspberry...

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The Most Popular Programming Languages Based On Jobs, Search Engines, and More

  • July 12, 2016
The Most Popular Programming Languages Based On Jobs, Search Engines, and More

There’s no rule that says you have to learn the most popular programming languages, but if you want to code for a living it might be beneficial to know what’s in demand and trending. Java C Python C++ JavaScript C# PHP Swift Objective-C R The programming languages also seemed to group themselves into primary, secondary, and third-tier languages. Java, C, Python, and C++ were the most popular by far. Javascript, C#, PHP, and Swift were part of the second most popular group. And Objective-C and R were third-tier. Gewirtz recommends beginning coders start with...

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