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  • WordPress
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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…
  • App Development
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    Many developers who use Laravel are probably only barely scratching the surface of what the framework has to offer. While the documentation does cover the most common use cases and the obvious features, it doesn’t cover everything. Don’t get me wrong, the documentation is fine, it’s just that there’s so much you can do, it’s hard to document everything. Because of that, we're going to take a look at some of the hidden gems that lurk within Laravel.Read More…
  • Windows Phone
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    Developing mobile applications for Microsoft's Windows Phone platform is a straightforward process with many tools available to developers. In fact, the mobile team at Microsoft did a great job with the Windows Phone platform by taking a completely unique approach in several aspects. This article is the first installment of a series on getting started with Windows Phone development. In this tutorial, I cover the platform's most compelling features, common development techniques as well as third party tools you can use for developing Windows Phone applications.Read More…
  • Programming Fundamentals
    The Beginner's Guide to Type Coercion: What is Coercion?Type coercion
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    As mentioned in the first post, this series is specifically geared towards beginners or towards those who don't have a lot of experience with weakly typed languages. That is to say that if you've been programming in both strongly typed and/or weakly typed languages and are familiar with type coercion and the pitfalls that can occur when performing certain operations, then this series may not be of much interest to you.Read More…
  • Algorithms
    Understanding Base-36 MathBase36 math
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    What if one number could address every person alive, be shorter than a name and shorter than a social insurance number? You can’t do it with Base-10 numbers, but with Base-36, it’s a breeze. In this article, we're going to take a look at base-36 math, how to understand it, and how it's practically applicable in our day-to-day.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Implementing the EU Cookie Law Into Your WordPress SiteWordpress
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    If you live in Europe you've probably heard about the cookie law. The exact law changes from country to country and some of the guidelines are a little unclear about ways it should be implemented. This article is not to discuss or advise on the law, but to show you the method behind creating a simple cookie law popup plugin.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Using The WordPress Custom Field User InterfaceWordpress
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    In the first post in this series, I covered what custom fields are and why they are important. I also gave an overview of the various ways to add them to WordPress posts. In this article, I will cover the Custom Fields User Interface.Read More…
  • Xamarin
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    It's true that Xamarin.Forms makes creating cross-platform mobile apps much simpler. You now have the ability to not only share the logic of your application across multiple platforms, but your user interface as well. Although this makes it seem like using Xamarin.Forms is a done deal, you still have choices to make. Those choices have to do with layout your screens and controls, which is what we'll cover in this tutorial.Read More…
  • WordPress
    The Privacy and Optimization of a WordPress Dashboard WidgetWordpress
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    People often complain that WordPress is slow. Whether or not this is true depends on many factors, but if we can see server resources inside the WordPress dashboard, then it may give some insight about how well our WordPress installation is operating. In this tutorial, we will be crafting a plugin to show server status including disk space, memory consumptions, CPU usage, and process usage. We will also learn about WordPress cache to avoid querying these metric over and over and we will also cover WordPress cron jobs to generate this data automatically.Read More…
  • Milo
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    Building a framework from scratch is not something we specifically set out to do. You’d have to be crazy, right? With the plethora of JavaScript frameworks out there, what possible motivation could we have for rolling our own?Read More…
  • Push Notifications
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    Apple originally introduced push notifications to enable applications to respond to events if the application isn't running in the foreground. However, the operating system and iOS devices have changed significantly during the past few years and applications don't need to rely solely on push notifications to perform tasks in the background. This doesn't mean that push notifications are no longer useful though. Let me show you how to set up push notifications on iOS in less than ten minutes.Read More…
  • WordPress
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    Like so many examples of WordPress terminology, the term 'posts' can be confusing, as it refers to a post type as well as a content type stored in a specific database table. Here, I'll clarify the difference between the two and look at post types in detail.Read More…
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