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Databases

  • WordPress
    Understanding and Working with Content Types in WordPressWordpress
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    In the first two parts of this series, I introduced the WordPress database and its structure and showed how relationships between different content types are managed. Here, I'll look at content types in more detail and describe the different types of content in WordPress and how they interact.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Understanding and Working with Relationships Between Data in WordPressWordpress
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    Ever wondered exactly how the relationships between the data in your WordPress site work? In this article, I'll explain in detail how WordPress manages relationships between different kinds of data and what that means for your site.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Understanding and Working with Data in WordPressWordpress
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    In this first part of a series on working with data in WordPress, I'll provide an overview of how WordPress stores data and what's stored in which database table.Read More…
  • Security
    Best Practices When Working With Sensitive Data: Securing Your ApplicationSecure wide retina preview
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    Last time we learned how to secure our server, this time we'll cover securing sensitive data from within our application itself. We'll discuss proper database security, password salting with examples, and user privileges. Let's begin!Read More…
  • Web Development
    Working With Databases in Symfony 2Symfony2 wide retina preview black
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    In the last video we learned how to validate and process form submissions in Symfony 2. But we didn't do anything with the submitted form data. Today, we'll continue working with that same application in order to persist the data to our database.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Understanding and Working with Data in WordPress - MultisiteWordpress
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    In the earlier parts of this series, we've worked through the different tables in the WordPress database and examined what data they store, how they interact with each other and what functions you use to interact with them. In this final part, I'll move on to look at Multisite. The database for a WordPress Multisite installation will contain extra tables: a set of tables for each site running on the network, and some extra tables for the network itself, as well as the tables for the core site. Read More…
  • Databases
    Mapping Relational Databases and SQL to MongoDBMongodb retina preview
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    NoSQL databases have emerged tremendously in the last few years owing to their less constrained structure, scalable schema design, and faster access compared to traditional relational databases (RDBMS/SQL). MongoDB is an open source document-oriented NoSQL database which stores data in the form of JSON-like objects. It has emerged as one of the leading databases due to its dynamic schema, high scalability, optimal query performance, faster indexing and an active user community.Read More…
  • Laravel
    Authentication With Laravel 4Laravel 4 auth retina preview
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    Authentication is required for virtually any type of web application. In this tutorial, I'd like to show you how you can go about creating a small authentication application using Laravel 4. We'll start from the very beginning by creating our Laravel app using composer, creating the database, loading in the Twitter Bootstrap, creating a main layout, registering users, logging in and out, and protecting routes using filters. We've got a lot of code to cover, so let's get started!Read More…
  • Web Development
    Laravel 4: A Start at a RESTful API (Updated)Laravel api 400
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    RESTful API's are hard! There are a lot of aspects to designing and writing a successful one. For instance, some of the topics that you may find yourself handling include authentication, hypermedia/HATEOS, versioning, rate limits, and content negotiation. Rather than tackling all of these concepts, however, let's instead focus on the basics of REST. We'll make some JSON endpoints behind a basic authentication system, and learn a few Laravel 4 tricks in the process.Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Relational Databases for DummiesRelational databases for dummies preview
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    Web apps can be split into two major components: a front-end that displays and collects information, and a back-end for storing the information. In this article, I'll demonstrate what a relational database is, and how to properly design your database to store your app's information.Read More…
  • PHP
    Building Ribbit in PHPRibbit
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    In the initial entry in this series, we took care of the UI-aspect of our Twitter-clone, called Ribbit. Now, we'll begin coding the application in a number of languages. This lesson will leverage standard PHP (with homegrown MVC), but, in future articles, we'll review other implementations, such as with Rails or Laravel. There is a lot to cover, so let's get started.Read More…
  • Databases
    Getting Started with ParsePreview
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    I am a big fan of Parse, a technology that makes developing web and mobile apps faster. It lets you store, sync and push data in the cloud without writing a line of server-side code. Read on to see how you can integrate Parse in your next project.Read More…
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