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    Writing a Shell Script From ScratchCommand 400
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    Writing shell scripts can be rather daunting, primarily because the shell isn't the most friendly of languages to use. However, I hope to show you in this tutorial that shell scripting is actually not as tough or as scary as you might expect.Read More…
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    IRC is Back: Here's Your Starter GuideIrc hd
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    How of many of you remember Compuserve? What about Prodigy? I'm asking because, back in the good 'ole days, they were popular services that allowed you to communicate with other people from all over the world. In many cases, they offered complementary services, such as forums or classified services, not to mention a pretty appealing user interface (for the time).Read More…
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    PSR-Duh!Psr duh
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    In a previous lesson here on Nettuts+, you learn about PSR; however, that article didn't detail the process of integrating that coding style into your projects. Let's fix that!Read More…
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    HTTP: The Protocol Every Web Developer Must Know - Part 1Http2 http
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    HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. It's a stateless, application-layer protocol for communicating between distributed systems, and is the foundation of the modern web. As a web developer, we all must have a strong understanding of this protocol.Read More…
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    Guard is Your Best FriendGuard 400
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    A common argument against using preprocessors, like Sass, is that they introduce too much complexity, and are difficult to get started with. Especially today, though, this couldn't be further from the truth. In this episode, I'll demonstrate my file monitoring tool of choice, Guard. I'll think you'll love it! Read More…
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    Pro Workflow in Laravel and Sublime Text200x200
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    Not too long ago, I built a handful of generators for Laravel, which ease the process of various tasks. Today, thanks to help from Gaurav Narula, we're turning things up a notch with the release of a new Sublime Text plugin that leverages the power of Artisan and the generators from directly within your editor.Read More…
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    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…
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    Streamline your Process with VoloLogo
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    Front-end developers face a variety of challenges when creating sites that have repetitive solutions. All sites use a similar DOM skeleton, as well as many common features and attributes. Volo aims to remove some of the effort out of the process, allowing developers to focus on the new aspects of a project, as apposed to the same.Read More…
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    The Command Line is Your Best FriendCommand line is your best friend
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    The command line can either be your best friend, or your worst enemy. It simply depends on how you use it, and what you use it for. If you're one of the many people who cringe at the mere thought of using the command line, then you've come to the right place!Read More…
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    Strategies for Testing IE on Different PlatformsIe
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    You might believe that web developers who use Windows as their primary OS have it easy, when testing Internet Explorer; simply click on the blue "E" and go to town. That might be true if they only had to worry about the version of IE on their PC, but we all know that's not the case. Depending on your project's needs, you may need to ensure compatibility from IE6 through IE10, which certainly poses some challenges. How do we deal with this?Read More…
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    Git Tips From the ProsGit and ftp with deploy hq
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    You're already using source control for managing your code, right? You might even be using your SCM as the central piece of your workflow, like we do at New Relic. In this article, we're not going to review the basics of source control management, regardless of which one you use. Let's just assume that you already know how to get around. What we are going to cover is how the pros use git. We'll take a look at some of the advanced features and workflows that you might not already be familiar with. Hopefully, you'll walk away with your mouth agape at the sheer possibilities that git provides!Read More…
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    Chrome Dev Tools: JavaScript and PerformanceChrome dev tools part 3 preview
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    In this third part of our Chrome Developer Tools series, we'll review how to modify and debug JavaScript. Optimization is an important part of the development process, especially for performance-critical applications. We'll also discuss techniques for identifying potential bottlenecks in our code.Read More…
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