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  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone 8: Creating Your First ApplicationPreview image@2x
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    In this tutorial, you'll create your first Windows Phone 8 application. The aim of this article is to familiarize yourself with some of the building blocks of the Windows Phone 8 SDK.Read More…
  • Web Development
    Authorization and Protecting Web Resources in ASP.NETDotnet wide retina preview
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    As a web developer, an important security aspect of a site them comes in ensuring that users do not have access to actions they should not perform. The consequences of not protecting it can be serious. Let’s look at an overview of authorization and how to implement it in ASP.NET.Read More…
  • Programming Fundamentals
    The Beginner's Guide to Type Coercion: A Practical ExampleType coercion
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    Throughout this series of articles, we've been talking about type coercion, how it differs from type conversion, and how it performs in dynamically typed languages. Whereas the other article focused on weakly typed languages and data types at a high level, we're going to be looking at some specific examples of type coercion in a weakly typed language, and the pitfalls that we may experience without knowing how type coercion works and how it can backfire.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Adding Custom Fields To WordPress ProgrammaticallyWordpress
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    Learning the basic methods for creating and setting the values of custom WordPress meta fields programmatically is the first step to creating powerful plugins or complex content management sites.Read More…
  • JavaScript
    Bubble.js: A 1.6K Solution to a Common ProblemJavascript wide retina preview
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    One of the most common tasks in web development is event management. Our JavaScript code is usually listening to events dispatched by the DOM elements. This is how we get information from the user: That is, he or she clicks, types, interacts with our page and we need to know once this happen. Adding event listeners looks trivial but could be a tough process. In this article, we will see a real case problem and its 1.6K solution.Read More…
  • Google Maps
    How to Use Zillow Neighborhood Maps and HTML5 GeolocationHtml5 geolocation
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    Zillow offers boundary data for more than 7,000 neighborhoods in the U.S. via the Creative Commons license. Here's how to integrate the data into your applications.Read More…
  • iOS SDK
    Adding Blur Effects on iOSPreview image@2x
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    With iOS 7, we saw a shift in Apple's design paradigm for mobile devices. Not only did they adopt the so-called flat design, Apple also added a few elements to this pattern themselves. One of these additions is the use of blurred-translucent backgrounds to convey the notion of depth and context. Take Control Center for instance, it blurs the contents of the view behind it as it gets pulled up. This gives the user the sense that it is positioned above other content on the screen and deserves focus. It does so without making the user lose track of where she is in the app.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Understanding and Working with User Data in WordPressWordpress
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    In an earlier tutorial in this series, we looked at the different content types in WordPress, of which user data is one. Here, I'll go into user data in more depth and show how it's stored and used by WordPress.Read More…
  • Frameworks
    Introduction to the Yii FrameworkPhp wide retina preview
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    Yii is the most powerful PHP framework you've never heard of. Here's what you've been missing out on.Read More…
  • Mobile Development
    An Introduction to Android TransitionsPreview image@2x
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    This tutorial is an introduction to animating changes in Android user interfaces with the transitions framework. In this article, we'll work through a simple example of implementing a transition in an Android app and animating the change from one visual state to another. I'll also explain additional options and considerations along the way.Read More…
  • Magento
    Magento: Why Choose It?Magento
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    So you've decided to take your store online! Great! But what platform should you choose out of the many options available out there? Magento is one of our top picks and here's why.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Add a Beautiful Table of Contents to Your WordPress PostsWordpress
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    If you write longer blog posts and want to give your readers a structured way to navigate your pages and posts, the free Table of Contents Plus plugin is an elegant solution. It automatically generates a Table of Contents on your page from section headings, resembling very much the great collapsible Wikipedia style contents boxes. In this article, we'll take a look at exactly how to do this.Read More…
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