I’ve always wanted to create a bot for automated postings to Plurk just to get my karma rising, but I never got to coding it. Besides, that isn’t exactly acceptable behavior as some would see it. But here’s a complete guide to creating your own plurk bot using PHP.
A lot of PHP programmers with moderate coding experience tend to get into the trap of “frameworks”. Usually, a newbie learns more and knows enough to create his own CMS, after which he “discovers” that a framework solves a lot of repetitive coding. Sometimes, it does. But you don’t really need all that.
pChart is a PHP library that will help put nice graphical charts in your applications. And the best thing about pChart is that it’s free unlike other similar solutions. Another advantage is the quality of the generated graphs that puts non–free solutions to shame.
I’m sure this will come in handy for future PHP projects.