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Code Learning Guides

Collections of posts that take you through a particular topic or project.
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    Over the last several years, developers have finally been trained how to handle building cross-platform mobile applications. The basic idea is to break the application into several pieces and split the shared code from the platform-specific user interface code. With the latest release of Xamarin, this is no longer necessary. Xamarin.Forms allows developers to create shared UI code used across all platforms to shrink platform-specific code.

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  • Advanced use of attachments in wordpress 400

    This is a four-part series in which you'll learn some techniques for working with images in attachments in WordPress which give you advanced options.

    It covers:

    • assigning categories and taxonomies to attachments,
    • querying media files by category/taxonomy so you can output them in a custom loop,
    • using taxonomy/category queries for images to display them on archive pages
    • adding an image to a category or taxonomy term as the category or term's 'featured image'
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    Just a few short years ago, we as C# developers had very limited options when it came to creating mobile applications. We could take the path of least resistance and stick to Windows Mobile or Windows Phone applications, or we could spend the time learning new languages such as Java or Objective-C, just to reach out to different platforms. Well, times are definitely changing.  With the advent of Xamarin, we now have more options. It's time to get on board.

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  • 1942 game preview

    In this series, I will be showing you how to create a plane fighting game reminiscent of the old 1942 arcade game. Along the way, you'll learn about Corona's storyboard functionality, timers, moving a character, and a bit of trigonometry. Let's get started.

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  • Symfony2 wide retina preview black

    In this series, we take a look at how to build applications using Symfony 2.

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  • Wordpress settings api

    In this series, we're going to take a deep dive into the WordPress Settings API. We're going to look at what it is, why it matters, and how to leverage it in our work.

    Our ultimate goal is for this series to be a solid reference for the Settings APIregardless of your level of experience. By the end, you should have a clear understanding of the API and solid examples of how to do things the correct way.

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