PHP 7 – All Set to Enhance and Accelerate The Web Performance This October
18 Apr

All technology giants and developers are desperately awaiting the release of PHP 7. It is expected to be bundled with some stunning features that not only doubles the performance but also enriches the user experience. Developers can make sure that we will see 360 degree change in performance and speed. With version 7, PHP should receive a JIT engine, which can dynamically compile Zend opcodes into a native machine code, engine improvements, lower memory usage, native local thread storage, language compatibility and much more.

Let’s look at some of the major changes and features we are expecting in PHP7.

1- Standalone Multi thread Web Server

Having standalone multi-thread server might not be in PHP 7 version but it can be expected in higher version that would surely make PHP more scalable. A multi-threading Web server can handle many simultaneous requests using a single database, thus save memory. PHP 7 will reduce the need for servers and make it a great choice environmentally.

2- Performance Improvements

The main purpose of PHPNG was to bring performance improvements that could be mapped with the features that Facebook HHVM provides. Zeev Suraski of Zend has written an article in which he openly admits that they treat HHVM as a competitor of (the Zend Engine based) PHP. In the article Zeev demonstrates how far PHPNG branch has evolved in terms of performance improvements.

3- (Just in time) JIT Engine

A JIT engine can dynamically compile Zend opcodes into native machine code that eventually would make the code run faster next time it is run and improve performance. It is certainly in the plans of Zend to allow bringing a JIT engine to PHP 7, according to Zeev Suraskiit.

4- AST: Abstract Syntax Tree

Nikita Popov proposed the introduction of an Abstract Syntax Tree (AST) in PHP compilation process that would support the PHPNG branch. Few advantages of using Abstract Syntax Tree (AST) are:

  • The potential for more optimizations that would make PHP run even faster
  • Open space for more interesting tools like static code analyzers which are often useful to detect bugs
  • Maintainable parser and compiler and better code quality

5- Asynchronous Programming

This feature would allow implementing and execution of parallel tasks within the same request. thus pushing PHP performance improvement potential to a different level. New PHP code needs to be written to take advantage of the asynchronous programming potential. Julien Pauli explained the asynchronous programming factors, refactoring PHP I/O multiplexing layer.

Check out latest info-graphics showing all the information about new PHP 7 versions:

When to expect PHP 7 Release Date?

The release date is not yet confirmed, but the initial versions release can be expected in mid October 2015 as mentioned in Wikipedia, and later we can expect its further versions.

Do you like this latest PHP development posts? Is there anything else you’d like to see happening in the PHP language in future? Let us know through your comments, what do you think about upcoming PHP 7.

How to create PowerPoint file using PHP.
13 Apr
Introduction:

One has to mostly deal with  requirement of exporting data to Excel, Word or PDF. Whereas, requirement of exporting data to PowerPoint slides remains as moon in daylight – elusive. Here, We will make ourselves familiar with PowerPoint generation concept using PHP PowerPoint library. Which is available on http://phppowerpoint.codeplex.com/.

Steps to Setup:
  • Download zip version of library from http://phppowerpoint.codeplex.com/releases/view/26621
  • Extract it and place it to root folder of your Project.
  • After extracting folder you will find three sub folders – namely ‘Classes’,’ Documentation’ and ‘Tests’.
    • Classes folder contains all magic code to library.
    • Test folder holds Sample code for taking first step towards this unknown world.
    • Documentation folder has API information.
  • Include reference of library by setting up path to library using following two line of code in top of your business logic file from where you are going to start writing your logic.
set_include_path(get_include_path() . PATH_SEPARATOR . ‘../Classes/’);

include ‘PHPPowerPoint.php’;
include ‘PHPPowerPoint/IOFactory.php’;

Then after, Place below code to start with simple slide.
$objPHPPowerPoint = new PHPPowerPoint();

// block sets slide logo.
$currentSlide = $objPHPPowerPoint->getActiveSlide();
$shape = $currentSlide->createDrawingShape();
$shape->setName(‘PHPPowerPoint logo’);
$shape->setDescription(‘PHPPowerPoint logo’);
$shape->setPath(‘./images/phppowerpoint_logo.gif’);
$shape->setHeight(36);
$shape->setOffsetX(10);
$shape->setOffsetY(10);
$shape->getShadow()->setVisible(true);
$shape->getShadow()->setDirection(45);
$shape->getShadow()->setDistance(10);
// block sets slide logo ends.

// block sets text for first slide.
$shape = $currentSlide->createRichTextShape();
$shape->setHeight(300);
$shape->setWidth(600);
$shape->setOffsetX(170);
$shape->setOffsetY(180);
$shape->getAlignment()->setHorizontal( PHPPowerPoint_Style_Alignment::HORIZONTAL_CENTER );
$textRun = $shape->createTextRun(‘Thank you for using PHPPowerPoint!’);
$textRun->getFont()->setBold(true);
$textRun->getFont()->setSize(60);
$textRun->getFont()->setColor( new PHPPowerPoint_Style_Color( ‘FFC00000’ ) );
// block sets text for first slide ends.

$filename = str_replace(‘.php’, ‘.pptx’, __FILE__);
$newname = “PresentationReport-” . date(‘Y-m-d-H-i-s’) . “.pptx”;
$objWriter = PHPPowerPoint_IOFactory::createWriter($objPHPPowerPoint, ‘PowerPoint2007’);
$objWriter->save(str_replace(‘.php’, ‘.pptx’, __FILE__));

// block to download file.
header(“Pragma: no-cache”);
header(“Expires: 0”);
header(“Cache-Control: must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0”);
header(“Content-Type: application/force-download”);
header(“Content-Type: application/octet-stream”);
header(“Content-Type: application/download”);
header(“Content-Disposition: attachment;filename=” . $newname);
ob_clean();
flush();
readfile($filename);
exit();
// ends.

Source of Inspiration:
http://phppowerpoint.codeplex.com/

Contributors: Monil Patel / Hardik Deliwala.

 

Background Post and Media Uploading with WordPress for iOS 9.8
28 Mar

Version 9.8 of WordPress for iOS rolls out this week, and includes some great enhancements to publishing: background media and post uploading.

Adding images to a post or page? Now, you can publish — and accomplish other tasks — while your media uploads. No more waiting inside the editor while images gradually upload! Tap the Publish button and the app takes care of uploading and publishing, leaving you free to leave the post editor and get on with other things.

You can do the same thing while saving drafts. And yes, you can have multiple posts uploading media in the background concurrently.

We’ve also spruced up the interface, and added notifications so that you always know the status of your posts and uploads. Visit your post list at any time for a progress report on all your uploads.

You can even leave the app and the upload will continue in the background while you check other things on your device.

Here is a video of the new functionality:

Give feedback and get involved

Download WordPress for iOS on the App Store. We’ll be rolling out the update over the course of the week, so it may be a couple of days before you see the update on your device. You can always manually check for an update by searching “WordPress” in the App Store if you just can’t wait

Do you have feedback on the app? Please share it!  If you’re a developer and would like to contribute to the project, here’s more information on how you can get involved.

6 Reasons to Choose Laravel PHP Framework for Web Development
18 Feb

Are you planning to start a new web development project on the PHP platform? Within the framework there are many platforms to chose from that have different features and functionalities. If you are a developer then you must have heard about Laravel, if not, this blog will give you useful insights and six strong reasons to adopt it for your development project.

What is Laravel?

As a PHP framework, Laravel is an open source web development platform. What sets it apart is the expressive and elegant syntax that has been designed to ease and speed up the web development process. The platform has a vibrant developers’ community support and powerful features too. Described below are 6 Reasons to Choose Laravel PHP Framework for Web Development

1. Emerging Quickly: Many PHP development companies have adopted Laravel due to its dynamic capabilities to handle big web development projects. According to Google trends, Laravel is the most popular PHP framework among the developers. Check out these trends comparison among latest web development PHP frameworks.

2. Open Source: It is an open-source PHP web application framework, that makes it free and has easy process for building complex and large web applications with code maintainability.

3. Template engine: Laravel has lightweight templates with which you can create amazing layouts with dynamic content seeding. It has many widgets having JS and CSS code with solid structures. The templates of these frameworks are designed for simple webpage layout with different sections.

4. Modular: Laravel is built on more than 20 different libraries and is itself split up into individual modules. It has adopted modern PHP principles, which allows developers to build modular, responsive and user-friendly web apps.

5. MVC Architecture Support: It follows the MVC pattern, ensuring transparency between logic and presentation. This architecture improves performance, allows better documentation, and has multiple built-in functions.

6. Libraries and configuration: It supports many development environments and adjusts itself based on the appropriate platform where app is running. All this is possible because of the authorization libraries integrated inside. Laravel libraries are supported by auto complete features which are not found in other popular PHP frameworks.

If you are a developer and want to learn more about this framework then visit and join Laravel developers community. Don’t miss a chance to impress clients with your work using the latest PHP development technology – Laravel! SA specializes in responsive website development based on PHP. Get in touch for your next project.

Bookmark Posts with Save For Later
28 Jan

Maybe you’re reading a blog post while sipping your morning tea when you suddenly realize it’s getting late, or you’re browsing on the bus — but you just got to your stop.

The WordPress.com Reader is a great tool for catching up with your favorite blogs or exploring interesting new reads. And now, you can save those posts and resume reading at your leisure with Save For Later.

How does it work?

First, make sure you have the newest version of the  WordPress app on your phone or tablet — version 10.2. Open the app, and head into the Reader.

Saving content for later

Whenever you find a post you’d like to save for later, tap the bookmark icon (Bookmark outlined). The icon will change from an outline to a solid color (Bookmark solid background) so you know the post has been saved.

Repeat the process as many times as you like! You can save posts from your list of Followed Sites, Discover, Search, or My Likes — anywhere in the Reader.

Reading your saved content

When you’re ready to read, open the app again, go back to the Reader, and select Saved Posts. Everything you saved will be waiting for you there, even if your device is offline.

Once you’ve read a post, you can remove it by tapping the bookmark icon again.

A few other notes

In this initial release, images aren’t guaranteed to be available offline. More importantly, Saved Posts is currently a device-specific feature — saved posts aren’t synced between devices or the web, so they’re only available on the device where you saved them. Logging out or uninstalling the app will delete them.

Give feedback and get involved

The WordPress mobile apps are free and available on both Android and iOS.

If you have any questions or feedback, reach out to our in-app support team by tapping Me → Help & Support → Contact Us.

If you’re a developer and would like to contribute to the project, learn how you can get involved.

Happy reading, now or later!

 

New Privacy Features and Updated Policies
25 Jan

We’re rolling out updates to our privacy features and policies in the coming weeks. You’ll have more control over your personal information and more detail on what information we keep and what we do with it. The updates will also make sure we comply with new privacy laws, and will help you do the same for your own website or store.  

Our New Privacy Features

Over the past several months, we’ve upgraded many of the privacy-related features on WordPress.com, Jetpack, WooCommerce, and other Automattic products. We want to give you more visibility into the personal data we use and more control over the data you share with us.

In recent weeks, we’ve added:

  • More detailed information on the data our products collect and use, like the information you’ll find in the new Jetpack Privacy Center, as well in-product notifications for privacy-related information.
  • Opt-outs for data uses, like the ability to turn off Automattic’s first-party analytics system on your Jetpack site.  
  • Additional contracts (Data Processing Agreements) for paid users who require them to comply with data protection and privacy laws. If you need a Data Processing Agreement, let us know by contacting support for your product.

Over the coming weeks we plan to launch:

  • A way for users to request access to their personal data.
  • Account closure for WordPress.com accounts.
  • Opt-outs for Automattic’s first party analytics system for WordPress.com users.
  • An updated cookie policy that explains the cookies we use in our services.

We’re also releasing features to help you and your site meet the requirements of new privacy laws, like Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) that goes into effect on May 25, 2018. You can read the full text of the GDPR, as well as the European Commission’s summary. Our new features include: a new “cookie and consent” notification that WordPress.com and Jetpack site owners can add to their sites, and tools for our WooCommerce.com merchants to manage data access and deletion requests from their customers.

These updates are in addition to the privacy protections we’ve always had in place to help you control your content, keep it secure, or even move your site to another WordPress host.

What’s New in Our Policies?

We also updated our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service. Here are some of the updates you’ll see:

  • We GDPR-ized our Privacy Policy. You’ll now see sections explaining your data protection and privacy rights, how long we keep information, and how we handle transfers of personal data outside the EU.
  • We included WooCommerce.com and Polldaddy in our Automattic-wide Privacy Policy. No more fragmenting: we’re retiring WooCommerce.com and Polldaddy’s separate privacy policies — our privacy practices should be straightforward and easy to understand, so now you only have to understand one.
  • We included more real-world, concrete examples in our Privacy Policy to give you a clearer picture of how we collect and use personal information. There’s specific information about how we make Reader recommendations, how Gravatar works, and how we use information for our marketing.  
  • We added a new Privacy Notice to explain the data that we collect, on behalf of our users, about visitors to our users’ websites. 
  • We updated our Terms of Service to reflect the importance of data protection and privacy laws. Our Terms of Service (and those for Automattic Ads) require that our users comply with applicable laws and regulations as the site owners, and, for added clarity, we included privacy and data protection laws as one of the specific examples.

Our new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service will take effect on May 25, 2018. We’re releasing them now to give you time to take a look at them. If you continue to use our services on or after May 25, 2018, you acknowledge that your use will be subject to our new Privacy Policy and you agree to be bound by our new Terms.

And there’s more to come! We’ll announce more detailed information about privacy features on privacy.blog — follow us there for the latest.

It is well known fact that Nobody likes a slow website whether a business owner or customer. People like websites who load fast in their browser and so does Google. There are various studies shows that a normal visitor will wait for 5-10 second or even less than this to see your website. Being the leading website design company we have been asked this question many a times that what is the reason for slow website loading. In this post, we are going to explain what problems can cause a website to run slow and how to fix it.

It is well known fact that Nobody likes a slow website whether a business owner or customer. People like websites who load fast in their browser and so does Google. There are various studies shows that a normal visitor will wait for 5-10 second or even less than this to see your website. Being the leading website design company we have been asked this question many a times that what is the reason for slow website loading. In this post, we are going to explain what problems can cause a website to run slow and how to fix it.

Slow Website Loading Problem

Having a website or blog that runs slow can be a total nightmare as it can impact your success as a business owner or blogger, so you should aim to deal with whatever is causing the problem as quickly as possible. You may have requested your developer or designer about your concern of slow website loading problem however it is better to explore by yourself what are the reasons.

Before we start exploring the reason for slow website loading first understand it is not always the design fault. Slow website loading problem can be accrued due to various reasons e.g. –

  1. Network problem
  2. Slow web hosting or shared server hosting
  3. High resolution graphics or images
  4. Faulty or improper code
  5. Absence of speed optimization technique

Above are some genuine reasons for slow website loading however it may vary website to website. There are many other issues which your web developer or technical staff will understand however above some key points for slow website loading problem.

How to Improve Website Loading Speed

A few extra seconds could have a huge impact on your ability to engage visitors and make sales from your website. ARE InfoTech is leading website Optimization Company providing website maintenance and website speed optimization services in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Do not worry; we are experts at web performance optimization. Page speed results over 90% are the proof.

If you want to know reason for slow website loading of your website feel free to contact us for FREE website audit. We will help you to overcome from slow website loading problem.

If you are a website owner or administrator and your website loads slow than this blog post is perfect for you. Many website owners usually asked this question to us why their website is slow and how it can be improve. Being a leading website design company we at ARE InfoTech have done extensive research on website loading time and the causes of slow website load. There are many reasons for slow website loading problem, we will identify those reasons in this blog post however it is important to understand the why website speed is big issue for you ?

Slow Website will spoil your business

One of the most important aspects of any successful online venture is fast loading of their website. It provides the smooth user experience to its visitors. Visitors just don’t have the patience to wait for a slow-loading website and get away without seeing your product and services. It is noticed that user are reluctant to visit those slow websites again and hence your online investment is completely on risk.

Reasons for slow website loading

As we already mentioned that there are numerous reasons for slow website and it depends on various factors E.g. – High resolution images on website, low bandwidth server, poor internet connection, absence of content delivery network, unnecessary plugins, excess use of java scripts and Jquery, absence of cache storage and flash player on landing page. Many a times you want very catchy website design and animation effects on it but as much as you might be tempted to focus on the design of your website, it’s important that you never forget about website loading speed.

How to improve website loading speed ?

If you think your website is really very slow and need website speed optimization than it is better to check with your website design company or website designer. Before going on any conclusion it is better to diagnosis the reason behind slow website load with your website designer. Once you have website speed audit report you can choose the right step E.g. – Use low resolution images, shifting to virtual private server or implement the website speed optimization algorithm on your website code. It is advised to take website code backup before performing any action.

For more information on website slow speed, website speed improvisation and website design related queries keep reading our blog.

The first question comes in your mind while thinking about website design is

Why shouldn’t I just design a website myself or get my nephew or in-house IT department to create a website?

This is one of the first website mistakes to avoid.

Before starting to answer above question one must understand that your website could be, and should be, your main source of new business, if done properly it can be. A website is equivalent to a skilled sales manager of your company to your most desirable potential customer in order to show them how well you can deliver your brand promise and convince that prospect to trust you enough to allow further communication. A poor or cheap website design will not help you to get more customers online hence whatever money you are spending on it goes no use and this is most important website mistakes to avoid.

Budget Limitations

The cost of a web site varies depending on your goals, your current situation and what you’d like to achieve in the long term. We do understand the budget limitation and concern about website design cost. Cheap web designers are cheap for a reason. Usually they have limited skills, very little business knowledge, unproven or non-existent processes and are typically using you as a guinea pig to learn on the job. A half knowledgeable designer will not have any idea about website mistakes to avoid.

So why would you hand that over to someone who’s not going to make that happen?

ARE InfoTech – Expert Website Design Company

When you decide that it’s finally time to take the plunge and get a new website or get help with your online marketing you’re going to have questions and we at ARE InfoTech have all answers to your queries. We are leading website Design Company in Ahmedabad and have more than 500+ customers in a very short span of time. We are very transparent in website design process and hence develop a online tool which gives you idea about tentative website design cost

Our customer retention ratio is more than 99.99% (check our online reputation or call our customers today!). There are lots of reasons to choose ARE InfoTech and we have outlined those on our company pages along with testimonials from our customers. To know more about us call us or write us today.