Backend Web Servers For Mobile Apps, Using PHP and CakePHP

All my apps run from a web server, using special technology. The server actually is a membership site. It has one or more admins, and it also has users, guests and any other kind of user roles that the app needs. Apps users become members by entering their data within the app itself. As long as they do not uninstall the app, they will have access. “Users” of the web server are actually the…

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How To Rewrite Buzztouch Apps in Flutter

This article is about rewriting Buzztouch apps using Flutter as the framework of choice. It will be highly technical in content, so if you only want an old app rewritten, without actually knowing how it is done, let me know here. The Internal Structure of Buzztouch Apps You define a Buzztouch app “in the cloud”, defining screens on special buzztouch server, then downloading the entire app to the desktop computer. The download consists of…

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The Milestones Approach to Developing Mobile Apps With Flutter

The Milestones Approach to Developing Mobile Apps With Flutter Milestone 1 — Creating Flutter Project From scratch Besides from, obviusly, creating a basic Flutter project to start with, in this phase we gather all data files in one place. Images first, icons, logos, fonts, special characters, gradients, colors… anything that will make your app be different from other similar apps. Sometimes this step is more difficult than it seems, for example, may require converting…

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Change real_escape_string to mysqli_real_escape_string for Function safeEscapeString in PHP 7.0

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series PHP Programming

I often use function safeEscapeString from  in my PHP projects. It helps sustain the integrity of data coming to and from MySQL or similar database. However, if the code ran on PHP 5.4 or 5.6 at the highest, and I wanted it to run PHP 7.0, the latest and greatest version of PHP. When the error reporting is turned on, a fatal error in code will appear. The solution is to use the recommended…

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Best CMS To Have Members, Forum and Chat

What would be the best software to build a site with members, forums and chat? Here is my answer. You have many options and here I will outline just a few. 1) Use WordPress It is the most popular CMS (Content Management System) in the world, with some 15% of all sites built on it. It is easy to install, easy to setup (it gets a little technical but you will have dozens of…

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