• News
    Sencha Touch: The HTML5 Mobile App FrameworkSenchatouch preview
    Developing a mobile application requires many decisions to be made before the first line of code is even written. For instance, should you go with a web app or a native app? If so, should you use a framework? There is no incorrect answer to either of these questions-it depends on the situation. Today we are going to talk about a specific solution to these questions: Sencha Touch. Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Validating Various Input Data in FlashIntro image
    Today, almost everything on the web is based on user input. A contact form, a user registration form, a search box and so on. As a developer you can't just rely on the user to write everything as it's supposed to be. To be sure you always get the correct data from your users you will need to validate the input. Read on to find out how..Read More…
  • General
    A Beginner’s Guide to Design PatternsDppreview
    Ever wondered what design patterns are? In this article, I'll explain why design patterns are important, and will provide some examples, in PHP, of when and why they should be used.Read More…
  • Applications
    Build a Chatroom with Flash, Adobe AIR and PHPCode
    "The primary use of a chat room is to share information via text with a group of other users." - Wikipedia. During this Premium tutorial, I'll show you how to create a chatroom using Flash, AIR, PHP, MySQL and XML.Read More…
  • iOS SDK
    iPhone SDK: Learning About Touch Events & Basic Game AnimationPreview
    One of most common actions used for an iPhone or iPad application is the touch event. An event is not useful if it doesn’t trigger a meaningful action. This tutorial covers how to attach a touch event to a custom button and how to trigger the animation of an object. In the end, the result is a simple on-screen game controller, which can be extended to the limits of your imagination.Read More…
  • Android SDK
    Common Android Virtual Device ConfigurationsAndroid virtual device preview
    Android developers must target a variety of different Android devices in order to reach the greatest number of users. By properly configuring the Android Emulator to mimic the behavior of different devices, developers can save valuable time and money on testing and identify incompatibilities. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create Android Virtual Device (AVD) configurations for a variety of popular Android devices on the market today.Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    Inspiration: The Top 36 Musician Web DesignsPreview
    Musician websites have a bad name for themselves. They are often behind the times, either poorly designed or poorly coded - or both. It's not all blue and gloomy though; there are a bunch of fantastic band and musician web designs out there - thirty-six of which can be found below. From textured designs, including Paolo Nutini and Rocket Club, to simplistic and minimalistic design, including Jamie Cullum and Jennifer Lopez, these designs cover the spectrum.Read More…
  • Silverlight
    An Introduction to Microsoft Silverlight 4 – Part 2Preview2
    Part two of our Silverlight Introduction tutorial. In this screencast, Mike shows you how to save your walking routes to disk, and how to improve your app's design using Expression Blend.Read More…
  • PHP
    Increase Productivity by Creating PHP Helper FunctionsPreview
    Every workman needs a good toolbox, and web developers are no different. PHP helper functions are designed to speed up and homogenise repetitive tasks, and make your life that much easier. This first tutorial explains how to make link helpers that will improve your methods for adding hyperlinks and mailto links in your web applications.Read More…
  • Android SDK
    Quick Tip: Customize Android FontsAndroid font preview
    Every Android device comes with a collection of standard fonts: Droid Sans, Droid Sans Mono and Droid Serif. They were designed to be optimal for mobile displays, so these are the three fonts you will be working with most of the time and they can be styled using a handful of XML attributes. You might, however, see the need to use custom fonts for special purposes. We'll be taking a look at that as well in this quick tip. Read More…
  • Databases
    Quick Tip: Working with MySQL and INNER JOINCode
    In today’s video quick tip, we’ll go over why and when to use JOINs when working with your databases.Read More…
  • Silverlight
    An Introduction to Microsoft Silverlight 4 – Part 1Preview1
    ActiveDen aren't the only ones broadening their horizons. Today sees the beginning of regular Microsoft Silverlight content being published on Activetuts+ and I'm thrilled to say we have Silverlight Evangelist Mike Taulty on board to help us meet demand! This is the first of two screencasts (with the second coming tomorrow) demonstrating how to build a simple Silverlight 4 map application, using Visual Studio and the C# programming language. You'll get a decent overview of the Silverlight workflow, and learn what advantages it has over ...similar technologies. Go on - check it out and let us know what you think!Read More…