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Databases

  • 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…
  • Web Development
    Node.js for BeginnersPreview
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    Event-driven programming can be overwhelming for beginners, which can make Node.js difficult to get started with. But don't let that discourage you; In this article, I will teach you some of the basics of Node.js and explain why it has become so popular.Read More…
  • Web Development
    Building Web Applications from Scratch with LaravelMain image
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    In this Nettuts+ mini-series, we'll build a web application from scratch, while diving into a great new PHP framework that's rapidly picking up steam, called Laravel — a simple and elegant PHP 5.3 framework. First up, we'll learn more about Laravel, and why it's such a great choice for your next PHP-based web application.Read More…
  • PHP
    PHP Database Access: Are You Doing It Correctly?Php pdo
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    We've covered PHP's PDO API a couple of times here on Nettuts+, but, generally, those articles focused more on the theory, and less on the application. This article will fix that! To put it plainly, if you're still using PHP's old mysql API to connect to your databases, read on!Read More…
  • PHP
    Why you Should be using PHP's PDO for Database AccessPdo
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    Many PHP programmers learned how to access databases by using either the MySQL or MySQLi extensions. As of PHP 5.1, there's a better way. PHP Data Objects (PDO) provide methods for prepared statements and working with objects that will make you far more productive!Read More…
  • Databases
    Getting Started with MongoDB - Part 2Preview
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    Ready to continue learning about MongoDB, one of the coolest technologies for web developers? In this second part of the series, we move on from the basics, on to advanced queries - with conditional operators - and MapReduce.Read More…
  • Databases
    Getting Started with MongoDB - Part 1Preview
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    Ready to get in and start learning about MongoDB, one of the coolest technologies for web developers? In this new series, you'll go from beginner to pro and be able to use Mongo just as easily as MySQL in your web apps. But first, let's look at the basics.Read More…
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