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Month: January 2011

Zend Framework : Sending emails using Zend_Mail and Google Smtp

Sending emails using Zend_Mail component from Zend Framework is an easy as it can get task. On a recent project, i needed to configure Zend_Mail to work with Google Smtp server. Here is a quick how to: $settings = array(’ssl’=>’ssl’, ‘port’=>465, ‘auth’ => ‘login’, ‘username’ => ‘[email protected]’, ‘password’ => ‘YOUR_PASSWORD’);…

Zend Framework : Consuming feeds using Zend_Feed

Using Zend Framework Zend_Feed is extremely simple to iteract or even modify a rss feed. Let’s give a quick look into consuming feeds. <?php $feedUrl = "";   // Lets import the feed try { $feed = Zend_Feed::import($feedUrl); } catch (Zend_Feed_Exception $e) { echo ‘Exception found: ‘.$e->getMessage(); }   //…

The meaning of being a single founder

Being a start-up single founder is a sign that you shouldn’t misinterpret, because is a damn important one. Had struggled with the “from idea to product cycle” sometimes and one of the major, and toughest, task is to persuade someone else to embrace it together with you. If after a few tries your still in a Single Founder position maybe this could mean something important to you.

Everyone loves your idea but you’re still alone

It is extremely hard for everyone to criticise a closer friend dream, so people tend to be polite, and maybe you should start to present your idea to complete strangers in order to evaluate the real power of it. you should put yourself the following question, “If i can’t convince someone else to join me, is the idea that great ?”, is a pretty simple question and will help you more than you can think.