The Dropbox API (PHP)
For PHP developers
Build powerful skills in an hour.
Over the last few years Dropbox became one of the most widely used cloud file sharing technologies. Dropbox comes with a powerful API enabling us to gain access to Dropbox. Opening the door to a new type of sites. Many fortune 500 companies are finding new and exciting ways to leverage Dropbox or as a means to share files or as a means to gather files from users.
One thing is clear: knowing how to work with the Dropbox PHP API will open the door to new work and strategy possibilities for you as a developer.
Benefits of using Dropbox as your information stash
While databases will continue being the best way to serve information to users they are not the optimal way to enable access to editors to edit content. The biggest downfall of content creation is that it is created usually in a text editor and is not formatted to fit your database. There must be a better way - we think we found a better way.
Dropbox can become a powerful means to give access to editors to edit content without giving them access to a database. More over then that, you can send the editors the exact formats they need to adhere to making it easier for them to work with native tools while not creating files that are not compatible to your system.
For example on 02GEEK we generate courses through our dropbox uploader tool where we keep the text documents, images and videos stored. When a course is ready or updated we click on a button and the content updates in our database. This makes it easier for me (a dyslexic guy) to send our copy out to editors or make small changes without needing to dig through database tables.
Knowing how to upload, download and work with Dropbox files with the help of the dropbox API will add an incredibly valuable skill to your toolset as a PHP developer.
Improve your skills
As i’ve taken this course myself over the last week and then made major updates to my site based on it i must say it upgraded my skills dramatically. I learned more about working with files then I have in years. This course is really fun and accessible and in no time you will have a brand new in demand skill. What’s best is that its really short and cuts through with live examples making this course a must for any PHP developer.
Empower your communication
We live in a age of communication. Knowing how to work with tools that enable you to stand out as a developer will elevate your value to the people that pay up. Building from scratch an admin tool is hard work and most of the time it just doesn’t match client expectations. This is an elegant solution that makes it easier for your client to gain direct control over the content in their site without needing to have a heavy technical background. When you communicate better you do better.
Have more options under your belt.
It’s rare when a 1 hour course can give you a new option that can actually be the thing that will tip a client to pick you over others. After taking this course i realized how wrong my strategy of content management has been to date.
One of the biggest headships for me is updating content as its just a process to deal even with a small copy change. log into the admin, find the page or element, edit, save ….
There must be a better way…. That’s how this course became the course that changed everything for us. Now when we have a copy change all i have to do is open the file in my local dropbox directory update it. and then once in a while do a sync to update the database. I can send documents for editing and still keep complete control over the database! now that’s powerful.
What will you learn?
During this course in PHP Dropbox API you will learn many things and among them:
- Working with files in PHP
- Setting up the Dropbox API
- Uploading files to Dropbox
- Downloading files from Dropbox
- Overwriting files and modifying them.
- Reading local directories and dropbox directories
- and much more!
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What You Get
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Techniques You'll Use Forever
The techniques covered in this course will get you up and running with the rights skills that will elevate start your PHP skills as you learn to use the Dropbox API.
Permanent Access, at Your Pace
You'll take the class completely at your own pace (you never need to be online at a specific time), and all of the course materials are available to you FOREVER here on 02geek. Our classroom also features a commenting system where you can ask and answer questions and participate in discussions, as well as share your beautiful work with us and the other students!