Anahita is a cool open-source social networking platoform written in PHP. It has a super-active, helpful community lead by Rastin Mehr. If you’re working on a website that’s powered by Anahita, you’ll want to keep up-to-date with the latest code changes via composer. If you’re not familiar with Composer, visit the project homepage to get up to speed. Updating the Anahita Codebase Updating the Anahita codebase is trivial with composer. Just cd into the root directory and run the following to get the latest and greatest: composer update Before you do that, though, read on.
Here’s how to solve another potentially tricky challenge when developing third-party integrations with the Anahita social networking platform. The current version of Anahita (3.0.x) uses Joomla and the Nooku framework to provide an out-of-the-box JSON api. It’s cool and it seems to work well. One neat (but hidden) feature is that it supports standard HTTP authentication. That’s super, as there’s no need to worry about using cookies for authentication, allowing for more or a classic stateless REST experience.