I am currently building a custom slides / template builder for a project, with a lot of moving parts and dynamic logic.
As there are repeating patterns within the slides, each pattern and its logic needs to be neatly separated. As the slides can be reordered and dropzones can be changed, I need to make sure logic doesn’t break and IDs get updated.
Before reassembling all templates, I am making sure that IDs match the slide and dropzone using a preg_replace_callback
One of the patterns is a simple tab setup, each has its unique ID defined like vl-tab_U1_S1_D1.
The function below passes the found matches through to the anonymous callback function in preg_replace_callback and offers outside data to the function using use($foo). The $dropzone object holds the current unit, slide and dropzone of the pattern, which can be used to replace the current ID with the correct one.
“Plates is a native PHP template system that’s fast, easy to use and easy to extend. It’s inspired by the excellent Twig template engine and strives to bring modern template language functionality to native PHP templates.
Plates is designed for developers who prefer to use native PHP templates over compiled template languages, such as Twig or Smarty.”
Paw is a full-featured HTTP client that lets you test the APIs you build or consume. It has a beautiful native OS X interface to compose requests, inspect server responses and generate client code out-of-the-box.
This is one of my go-to tools, when test-driving my API endpoints.
NextCloud is the next thing after OwnCloud basically shut down.
“OwnCloud (stylized ownCloud) is a suite of client-server software for creating file hosting services and using them. OwnCloud is functionally very similar to the widely used Dropbox, with the primary functional difference being that OwnCloud is free and open-source, and thereby allowing anyone to install and operate it without charge on a private server. It also supports extensions that allow it to work like Google Drive, with online document editing, calendar and contact synchronization, and more. Its openness eschews enforced quotas on storage space or the number of connected clients, instead having hard limits (like on storage space or number of users) defined only by the physical capabilities of the server.” – Wikipedia
Here some links clarifying the shutdown and creation of the new fork NextCloud.