Evaluating AMPScript in a Triggered Send

ExactTarget has a very robust Triggered Send functionality available to its users. It allows users to simply trigger a static email, pass in dynamic fields to the email, or pass in the entire HTML content block. Taking things further some users wish to send in the entire HTML content block with ExactTargets dynamic scripting included. Now, this poses an immediate…

Uploading Files In Sails.js

Uploading files in Sails.js is quite simple and is actually well documented via the Sail.js documentation. What isn’t documented is handling the file after the upload. Most of the time if a file is uploaded, such as an image, we want to use it immediately as a profile picture or so it can be viewed in a gallery. The problem…

Building OpenCV from Source for Older CPUs

In general, CPU architecture is not an issue when working with software as long as you have the right family of CPU in mind. For example, we know things run differently on AMD vs Intel vs PowerPC or they at least need to be code differently to take advantage of each architecture. Recently, I developed an application using OpenCV that…

Creating A User-Initiated Send in ExactTarget via the SOAP API in PHP

The following example shows how to create a User-Initiated Send Definition in your ExactTarget account using the SOAP API and PHP. More specifically it shows how to create a send definition with a Data Extension as opposed to List. Additional options are available for exclusion lists, but I didn’t use them in this code sample. $wsdl = ‘https://webservice.exacttarget.com/etframework.wsdl’; /* Create…

Using the Real-time Instagram API

Instagram has an interesting feature that it likes to call the “real-time” API. If you are familiar with a real-time API like the Twitter firehouse I must inform you that Instagram’s version by no means functions the same way. Twitter’s streaming API gives the subscriber a feed of all tweets and the associated data. However, Instagram’s version requires the user…