• 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…
  • Databases
    An Introduction to MySQL 5: Views200x200
    The MySQL 5 series introduced quite a few changes. Triggers and stored procedures were two of the big ticket items. One of the lesser known additions, at least from the amount of writing on the subject, is the introduction of views. While after a quick look at MySQL views, you might not see the obvious advantages, they're there if you dig into them just a bit.Read More…
  • Android SDK
    Android SDK Quick Tip: Launching the CameraAndroid sdk take picture preview
    This quick tip shows you how to launch the built-in Camera application and use the results for displaying the captured image. You will achieve this by creating an Intent within your application’s Activity. You’ll then learn how to get and process the Intent’s results and use the resulting image within your application.Read More…
  • Games
    Artificial Intelligence Series - Part 1: Path FindingPreview
    This tutorial is the first of three which discuss how to give some Artificial Intelligence (AI) to games and apps you create. In this first tutorial we are going to learn about path finding.Read More…
  • Databases
    Profiling MySQL Queries with phpMyAdminCode
    I have used phpMyAdmin for over a decade. In my early years with the tool, I simply needed something that could show me table structure and quickly give me the data inside. As my needs have grown, so have the tools included with phpMyAdmin which keeps me coming back as my primary MySQL tool, even with optimization.Read More…
  • Flash
    Exclusive Freebie: Preloader PackPreview
    Summer has started, so let's mark the occasion with some more free goodies! This month we're helping kick-start all your Flash projects with a set of 15 preloaders from Carlos Yanez.Read More…