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    25 Laravel Tips and TricksCode
    There was a period of time, not too long ago, when PHP and its community were, for lack of better words, hated. Seemingly, the headline joke of every day was one that related to how terrible PHP was. Let's see, what new PHP-slamming blog article will be posted today?Read More…
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    Corona SDK
    Build an Ostrich Infinite Scroller GameCode
    In this tutorial series, I'll be showing you how to create an infinite scroller game with the Corona SDK by building an Ostrich Runner game. You'll learn about scrolling objects, physics manipulation, touch controls, and collision detection. The objective of the game is to move the character and collect items to raise the score. Read on!Read More…
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    Tools
    Behat for the Rest of UsCode
    In this lesson, I'd like to provide you with the intro to Behat screencast that I wish had been available to me, when I was first learning. As you'll find, though the official documentation tends to complicates things, it's not too difficult to use! Enjoy!Read More…
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    Corona SDK
    Create a Physics-Based Puzzle Game - Adding InteractionCode
    This is the second installment in our Corona SDK physics puzzle tutorial. In today's tutorial, we'll add to our interface and our game interaction. Read on!Read More…
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    PHP
    How to Accept Payments With StripeCode
    Processing credit cards is unfortunately far more difficult than we might hope, as developers. Given that it’s such a common task, is it really necessary that we jump through countless hoops (surrounded by fire, of course) for the sole purpose of processing a payment? Merchants? Gateways? SSL? Security? Very quickly, a seemingly simple operation can become an overwhelmingly confusing and, more importantly, dangerous task. Any time that you find yourself handling a user’s sensitive data, you better be on your toes. Read More…
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    Corona SDK
    Create a Physics-Based Puzzle Game - Interface CreationCode
    In this tutorial series, I'll be showing you how to create a physics-based puzzle game in Corona SDK. You'll learn about physics manipulation and touch controls. The objective of the game is to get the ball into the container by tapping the correct boxes. Read on!Read More…
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    jQuery
    The State of jQuery in 2013Code
    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, JavaScript was a hated language. In fact, “hated” is an understatement; JavaScript was a despised language. Consequently, developers generally treated it as such, only tipping their toes into the JavaScript waters when they needed to sprinkle a bit of flair into their applications. Some form validation here, an image slider there. Despite the fact that there is a whole lot of good in the JavaScript language, due to widespread ignorance, few took the time to properly learn it.Read More…
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    Corona SDK
    Create a Sound Based Memory Game - Game LogicCode
    This is the second installment in our Corona SDK Sound Memory tutorial. In today's tutorial, we'll add to our interface and the game interaction. Read on!Read More…
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    Corona SDK
    Create a Sound Based Memory Game - Interface CreationCode
    In this tutorial series, I'll be showing you how to create a sound based memory game with the Corona SDK. You'll learn about loading and playing sounds as well as storing information in Lua Tables. The objective of the game is to reproduce the level sound by tapping on the color squares. Read on!Read More…
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    PHP
    PHP 101Code
    There's no denying that ours is an incredibly difficult industry. Ever considered learning a second language? Well, how about five? That's what will be required of you, if you intend to become a modern web developer. Considering this, if you're not careful, very quickly, you may find yourself overwhelmed, as you stare blindly at countless confusing blog articles, or techical books.Read More…
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    Tools
    Easier Testing With MockeryCode
    It's an unfortunate truth that, while the basic principle behind testing is quite simple, fully introducing this process into your day-to-day coding workflow is more difficult than you might hope. The various jargon alone can prove overwhelming! Luckily, a variety of tools have your back, and help to make the process as simple as it can be. Mockery, the premier mock object framework for PHP, is one such tool! In this article, we'll dig into what mocking is, why it's useful, and how to integrate Mockery into your testing workflow.Read More…
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    Corona SDK
    Build a Match Shapes Game - Adding InteractionCode
    This is the second installment in the Corona SDK Match Shapes tutorial. In today’s tutorial, we’ll add to the interface and game interaction by programming the shape matching algorithm. Read on!Read More…
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