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  • AngularJS
    New Course: Building a Web App From Scratch With AngularJSWebappangular
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    AngularJS is an amazing front-end framework that has a very novel approach to building web applications, completely unlike any of the other frameworks you might be used to. Learn about our new course, which covers all the core components of Angular, and takes you through the process of building a complete web application from scratch.Read More…
  • Core Data
    iOS 8: Core Data and Batch UpdatesPreviewimage@2x
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    Core Data has been around for many years on OS X and it didn't take Apple long to bring it to iOS. Even though the framework doesn't get as much attention as extensions or handoff, it continues to evolve year over year, and this year, with the release of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, is no different. Apple introduced a few new features to the Core Data framework, but the most notable are batch updates and asynchronous fetching. Developers have been asking for these features for many years and Apple finally found a way to integrate them into Core Data. In this tutorial, I will show you how batch updates work and what they mean for the Core Data framework.Read More…
  • PHP
    PHP 5.6: What's NewPhp 5 6
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    It's been a long time coming, but we finally have a new version of PHP. With it comes a some nice, new features, improvements to existing features, as well as features that have been removed or marked as deprecated. Let's dive in and take a look at everything that's offered by the latest version.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Using New Relic to Monitor WordPress PerformanceNew relic
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    If you arrived here from the Optimizing WordPress with Varnish and W3 Total Cache tutorial, you already have a pretty well optimized WordPress installation. If not, you may want to go back and review our guide to Varnish and W3TC. We're going to show you how to use New Relic's free server monitoring to see within your WordPress and PHP stack.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Configuring W3 Total Cache: General Settings IIWpconfigtips
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    We covered half of the General Settings in last article. Let's move forward to configure the remaining options offered by W3TC. In this article, you will get to know about the Database Cache, Object Cache, Browser Cache, CDN and other settings.Read More…
  • Core Data
    Core Data from Scratch: ConcurrencyPreview image@2x
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    If you're developing a small or simple application, then you probably don't see the benefit of running Core Data operations in the background. However, what would happen if you imported hundreds or thousands of records on the main thread during the first launch of your application? The consequences could be dramatic. For example, your application could be killed by Apple's watchdog for taking too long to launch. In this article, we take a look at the dangers when using Core Data on multiple threads and we explore several solutions to tackle the problem.Read More…
  • Web Development
    Get Started Building Your Blog with Parse.js: Working with Data00 preview
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    Have you ever got excited by your idea of a website but found miserable making it dynamic and actually running on a server? With Parse.js, really everyone who understand the basics of the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript can create dynamic websites and working web apps. This tutorial is going to take you through the process of creating a blog system step by step with Parse.js. And by the end of this series, you should be able to create your own CMS site with ease.Read More…
  • WordPress
    iThemes Exchange: Payment Gateways, Shipping and CouponsExchange logo
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    When taking payments on a website, regardless of whether that payment is taken on your website or on a third party website, it's a good idea to have an SSL certificate. You can read more about setting up SSL in WordPress in a recent tutorial. In this part of the series, we're going to dive in to setting up payment, shipping and coupons for your Exchange eCommerce store.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Creating a Custom WordPress Registration Form PluginRegistration
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    Out-of-the-box, WordPress provides a custom registration form that can be used to setup a new user, or to add a new user when adding them to an existing WordPress installation. But what if you want to implement a custom registration form that does not render the options in the WordPress Dashboard?Read More…
  • Unity
    Develop a 3D Skee Ball Game With UnityPreview
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    In this tutorial, you'll remember your days in the Skee Ball arcade while learning how to detect swipe gestures and familiarizing yourself with physics forces. I'll also show you how to communicate between classes and respond to user input.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Creating Maintainable WordPress Meta Boxes: The LayoutMaintainable meta boxes 1
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    In the first post, we looked at the initial directory structure and setup the basic code required to get a plugin running in WordPress. In this post, we're going to continue planning and building our plugin. We'll also be talking about the decisions that we're making when it comes to separating parts of our code and how it factors into maintainability.Read More…
  • OpenCart
    Create a Custom Theme With OpenCart: Part FourOpencart
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    In the previous articles in this series, we divided the templates provided by the OpenCart into three different categories in order to understand the role of the each kind of template. We also discussed the different ways for discovering the layout template for the specific front-end page you would like to customize. And finally, we concluded that part by exploring the common elements used in the front-end layout template. In this final part of this series, I'll demonstrate an example of tweaking the layout structure of the home page.Read More…
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  • 00 preview

    Have you ever gotten excited by the idea of a web project, but found it miserable to make it run and work on a server? With Parse.js, everyone who understand the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript can create dynamic websites and working web apps with ease. 

    In this tutorial, I will take you through the entire process of creating a blogging system with Parse.js from scratch. You will utilize all the bootstrapping tools, and really practice the idea of rapid prototyping, refactoring, and MVC framework. By the end of this series, you should be able to create any CMS site by yourself.

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    Over the last several years, developers have finally been trained how to handle building cross-platform mobile applications. The basic idea is to break the application into several pieces and split the shared code from the platform-specific user interface code. With the latest release of Xamarin, this is no longer necessary. Xamarin.Forms allows developers to create shared UI code used across all platforms to shrink platform-specific code.

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  • Advanced use of attachments in wordpress 400

    This is a four-part series in which you'll learn some techniques for working with images in attachments in WordPress which give you advanced options.

    It covers:

    • assigning categories and taxonomies to attachments,
    • querying media files by category/taxonomy so you can output them in a custom loop,
    • using taxonomy/category queries for images to display them on archive pages
    • adding an image to a category or taxonomy term as the category or term's 'featured image'
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