Laravel Quickstart

Laravel PHP Framework

Install Laravel

Via Laravel Installer

First, download the Laravel installer using Composer.

composer global require "laravel/installer=~1.1"

Make sure to place the ~/.composer/vendor/bin directory in your PATH so the laravel executable is found when you run the laravel command in your terminal.

Once installed, the simple laravel new command will create a fresh Laravel installation in the directory you specify. For instance, laravel new blog would create a directory named blog containing a fresh Laravel installation with all dependencies installed. This method of installation is much faster than installing via Composer.

Via Composer Create-Project

You may also install Laravel by issuing the Composer create-project command in your terminal:

composer create-project laravel/laravel --prefer-dist

Server Requirements

The Laravel framework has a few system requirements:

  • PHP >= 5.4
  • MCrypt PHP Extension

As of PHP 5.5, some OS distributions may require you to manually install the PHP JSON extension. When using Ubuntu, this can be done via apt-get install php5-json.

Please welcome Skype for Web (Beta)

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Skype has been breaking down barriers to communication for more than a decade by being at the forefront of real-time voice and video. In this time we’ve made Skype available on computers, mobile phones, TVs and even games consoles. Expanding to different platforms has helped us grow to over 2 billion daily minutes (that’s over 33 million hours) of voice and video calls.  Today, we’ve got some exciting news. We’re starting to roll-out a brand new way of using Skype. Now, not only can Skype be used on just about any screen you lay your hands on, but you can also enjoy Skype on a browser. Welcome, Skype for Web (Beta).

Skype for Web makes it quicker and easier than ever before to connect with friends, family and colleagues around the world, for free – directly from Skype.com. It’s perfect if you prefer using the web rather than an app: perhaps you’re sitting at a computer that doesn’t already have Skype downloaded. Or maybe you’re on the go and using an internet café or hotel computer whilst on vacation where you can’t download Skype at all. Using Skype for Web makes it more convenient to get to your conversations.

Source: Skype

XAPO – A new way to bank

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Bitcoin provides new possibilities for the way we use money. We’ve taken those possibilities one step further by developing convenient and secure ways to let your money work for you.

Xapo has been described by The Wall Street Journal as the Fort Knox of bitcoin storage, so if you’re looking to secure your bitcoins then look no further than the Xapo Vault. We’ve developed a new standard of bitcoin security and fully insure your assets in the Vault so that you can rest assured your money is safe and sound.

You won’t believe Google’s new #1 ranking factor

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So is it content – No! Maybe backlinks – No! Or maybe Social media profiles – Definitely NO! So what is it? It’s easy – Click-through rate (CTR). What is Click-through rate? Click-through rate is a way of measuring the success of an online advertising based on clicks. For example if somebody search for a keyword and click on your site, Google will rank your site higher. In conclusion optimize your site title and metadescription to be as good as possible, because this is the first thing users see when a result is displayed.

Top 15 Most Popular Websites on the web

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1. Google.com – Enables users to search the world’s information, including webpages, images, and videos. Offers unique features and search technology.

2. Facebook.com – A social utility that connects people, to keep up with friends, upload photos, share links

3. Youtube.com – YouTube is a way to get your videos to the people who matter to you. Upload, tag and share

4. Yahoo.com – A major internet portal and service provider offering search results, customizable content

5. Baidu.com – The leading Chinese language search engine, provides “simple and reliable” search

6. Wikipedia.org – A free encyclopedia built collaboratively using wiki software

7. Twitter.com – Social networking and microblogging service utilising instant messaging, SMS or a web interface

8.  Amazon.com – Amazon.com seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company

9. Qq.com – China’s largest and most used Internet service portal owned by Tencent

10. Linkedin.com – A networking tool to find connections to recommended job candidates, industry experts

11. Taobao.com – Launched in May 2003, Taobao Marketplace (www.taobao.com) is the online shopping destination

12. Google.co.in – Indian version of this popular search engine. Search the whole web or only webpages from India

13. Live.com – Search engine from Microsoft

14. Hao123.com – Baidu

15. Blogspot.com – Free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video

Yii PHP Framework

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Yii is a high-performance component-based PHP framework best for Web 2.0 development. Yii is an open source, object-oriented, component-based MVC PHP web application framework. Yii is pronounced as “Yee” or [ji:] and it’s an acronym for “Yes It Is!”

Browser comparison: Top5

browser_comparisonI. Chrome – Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

II. Firefox – Mozilla Firefox is a fast, light and tidy open source web browser. At its public launch in 2004 Mozilla Firefox was the first browser to challenge Microsoft‘s Internet Explorer.

III. Internet Explorer – Internet Explorer (formerly Microsoft Internet Explorer and Windows Internet Explorer, commonly abbreviated IE or MSIE) is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995.

IV. Safari – Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003,[3] on the company’s OS X operating system, it became Apple’s default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 “Panther”. Safari is also the native browser for iOS.

V. Opera – Opera is a web browser developed by Opera Software. The latest version currently runs on Microsoft Windows and OS X operating systems and uses the Blink layout engine. An earlier version using the Presto layout engine is still supported, and additionally runs on Linux and FreeBSD systems. As of September 2014, a Blink-based Linux version is available on the beta stream.[8] Editions of Opera are available for devices running the Android, iOS, Symbian, Maemo, Bada, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile operating systems, and for Java ME capable devices.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

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iPhone 6 isn’t simply bigger — it’s better in every way. Larger, yet dramatically thinner. More powerful, but remarkably power efficient. With a smooth metal surface that seamlessly meets the new Retina HD display. It’s one continuous form where hardware and software function in perfect unison, creating a new generation of iPhone that’s better by any measure.

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