Automated testing in web applications

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In production environments one of the basics is to make sure that applications are working properly every time we add new features or make fixes in current code base, this can be achieved using automated testing procedures. There are various software testing suites and of one of them is codeception. The codeception can be installed locally inside your project or globally in your development machine, the can be achieved easily using a package manager like composer. In case of local installation in command line we type the following and only for the global case we ...

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Working with webhooks in development

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When we develop complex applications, often we want to integrate third party web services such as payment gateways, sms apis and other. Some of them send messages (webhooks) back to our web application in future time, for example to update the status of a record. During development when we work in our local development machine it's difficult to interact with incoming requests from such services. One solution to simplify this task is to use an online http tunnel services such gronk which is one of the ways to expose our virtual host on public internet.

After we download install ngrok ...

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Blockchain technology and the smart contracts

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Blockchain is the technology that makes possible to store records in a public peer to peer network. This kind of technology allows someone to transfer the ownership on a piece of information to another user, the same time is preventing the replication from a third party. While a transaction begins, the system sign and pack it with other transactions that happened the last 10 minutes in the network, the packet of the transactions is called block. Every block has a timestamp and transmitted to the network for validation by multiple independent nodes ( the nodes are the miners, which provide ...

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