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Twitter counter no longer works

Since 20 of November 2015 the twitter button has changed. This is the new Twitter sharing button, as you can…

November 23, 2015

Scraping content with PHP as if it was jQuery

Building a spider or a bot needs some knowledge of regular expressions, you must know and use preg_match or preg_match_all…

December 8, 2013

Get instagram data without official api in PHP

Instagram has an official API to interact with its database of images and users. If you have enough time to…

December 3, 2013

How to build a spider… uh, well an email scraper

What is a spider? A spider is a program that automatically navigates web pages to find informations. These informations can…

November 26, 2013

Make a cron job with IFTTT

Cron is a software utility, a time-based job scheduler in Unix-like computer operating systems. People who set up and maintain…

November 12, 2013

How to read facebook likes count from PHP

When you add facebook like button to your site, probably, you also want to save the number of likes of…

October 8, 2012

PHP code to check if remote mp3 exists

Hi, I’ve a big table with thousands of mp3 links. Sice these links come from an old database, many of…

November 1, 2011

How to use Instagr.am photos on your site

UPDATE: 2013-12-04 I’ve made a method in the Mini Bots PHP Class that lets you retrieve images from instagram without…

August 18, 2011

get MySpace events with a PHP function

Here is a function to read the concerts for a myspace band page. This code retrieves the “shows page” for…

February 21, 2011

PHP Geocoding function, from address to coordinates lat long

This is a small function included in the Minibots Class that converts an address to a couple of coordinates Latitude,…

January 24, 2011