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Web Development

  • Design Patterns
    Multi-Instance Node.js App in PaaS Using Redis Pub/SubNodejs retina preview 1
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    If you use PaaS to host your application, you often end up with lots of small "containers", and with each instance of your app running in another virtual machine. As a result, the instances don't share memory. In this tutorial you'll learn how to overcome this little inconvenience.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Creating Maintainable WordPress Meta Boxes: Save and RetrieveMaintainable meta boxes
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    In this article, we're going to continue our work by saving the information to the database, retrieving the information, and displaying it on the front-end. Along the way, we'll also look at some of the built-in WordPress API functions designed to help make this a bit easier for us as well as some tips for double-checking our work in the database to verify our information is being saved exactly as we expect.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Creating a PayPal Buy Now Button With Variable ShortcodesPaypal variable
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    PayPal is a great payment processor that allows anyone to send you money, which you can then send directly to your bank account. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a WordPress plugin allowing you to generate a Buy Now button, using a variable shortcode.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Evaluating Your Business for a WordPress eCommerce SolutionWordpress
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    There is a general perception that WordPress is free and easy to set up, and that one can rapidly set up an online store and start trading. The truth of the matter is, there are a lot of considerations when setting up an online store. In this article, we will look at some of the general considerations and the functional and technical requirements of setting up a WordPress eCommerce website and eCommerce sites in general.Read More…
  • PHP
    New Course: Getting Started With Symfony 2Getting started with symfony2
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    Symfony 2 is one of the most popular modern PHP frameworks. It has the advantages of being modular, extensible, and feature complete. This course is designed for first-time users of the framework, and will walk you through all its basic coding features. We'll cover everything you need to get started, such as bundles, templating with layouts, routing, building forms with validation, and how to build a full CRUD app with database interaction. By the end of the course, you'll have the fundamental skills necessary to use the Symfony 2 framework to build basic, database-driven web applications.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Creating Maintainable WordPress Meta Boxes: Verify and SanitizeMaintainable meta boxes 1
    181 shares
    Up to this point, we've put together the basic file organization of the plugin as well as the front-end, but we haven't actually implemented functionality for saving information to the database. And if you can't save information, then the plugin is of little benefit to anyone. In this post, we're going to hop back into the server-side code and implement the functionality that will verify the user has permission to save and that the data is properly sanitized.Read More…
  • Web Development
    Basic Functional Testing With Symfony 2's CrawlerSymfony2 wide retina preview black
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    Follow along as I walk you through using Symfony 2's Crawler to write basic functional tests. We'll learn how to test the entire spectrum of implementing a controller, template, and route by writing functional tests to test their integration as a whole, using PHPUnit.Read More…
  • Web Development
    Securing Your Server LoginGoogle auth app
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    Here's our guide to a handful of common approaches to securing access to your Linux-based web and application server. You'll learn about adding two-factor authentication, changing your SSH port, activating a firewall and more.Read More…
  • Web Development
    Using Pull Requests as Code ReviewsBitbucket
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    In this series, we’re looking specifically at Git and using Bitbucket and how they can help us in our day-to-day work. In this article, we’re going to be specifically focused on using Bitbucket for feature discussion, bug tracking, release tagging, and more.Read More…
  • Email
    How to Make Email a Powerful Part of Your Web ApplicationSend grid
    159 shares
    Giving your users a way to access your application from their email account is a major way to boost their activity and engagement on your website. Read More…
  • WordPress
    Factors to Consider in WordPress eCommerce PluginsWordpress
    281 shares
    Setting up an online shop has never been easier, with so many options available, one can easily get lost in the maze of plugins that developers launch every single day. So what WordPress options do you have? What should you look out for when setting up a WordPress eCommerce website? Below I have reviewed some of the possible solutions and particular features that make them stand out from the rest.Read More…
  • HTML5
    An Introduction To The HTML5 History APIHtml5
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    History is always interesting, isn't it? In older versions of HTML, we had limited control over browser history. We could go back and forth using the available methods, but that was it With the HTML5 History API, we have more control on playing with the browser history. For example, we have a way to add an entry in the history, or change the URL in the address bar without refreshing the page.Read More…
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