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12:13 pm GMT - Sat, April 28, 2012
TutsPlus - Code The Essentials of Zepto.js
Modern JavaScript libraries are quite the behemoths — just take a look at jQuery. When you’re creating a mobile app, or even just targeting modern browsers, a library that’s much mor...
06:05 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Closures: Front to Back
Closures are often viewed as an arcane art in the land of JavaScript. Once mastered, they allow you to write some truly amazing JavaScript. This article will get you up to speed on the magic of JavaSc...
11:05 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Meeting Grunt, the Build Tool for JavaScript
If you’re working on a large project, you’ll no doubt have a build script or a bunch of task scripts to help with some of the repetitive parts of the process. You might use Ant or Rake, de...
11:05 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Meet Grunt: The Build Tool for JavaScript
If you’re working on a large project, you’ll no doubt have a build script or a bunch of task scripts to help with some of the repetitive parts of the process. You might use Ant or Rake, de...
10:07 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Are You Our Next Awesome Writer?
We’re in need of a kick-ass, talented author to help out on Nettuts+ on a regular basis, a Bieber fan preferably. We’re not sticklers but we’d optimally like to see weekly and b...
07:53 am GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Create an Animated 3D Bar ChartGraph
The Truematter team was recently tasked with creating a fun, sexy web app that presents numerical data in an engaging way. After putting our heads together, we came up with a bar chart that responds i...
10:48 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Lightning Fast Folder and File Creation in Sublime Text 2
I’m frequently asked about how I’m able to create new directory structures and files so quickly in Sublime Text 2. Well the answer is that this functionality is not offered natively; inste...
07:16 am GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Top 10 Pitfalls When Switching to Vim
Admit it: every time you see a person using Vim, you consider the possibility that they know something you don’t. Why else would they be using an editor that, in your mind, is dated, open-source...
08:50 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Creattica Redesign: Introducing UI Elements
It’s a month of new beginnings over at our design and inspiration gallery Creattica. April has seen the site undergo a complete redesign with a whole new streamlined grid-style layout for its ov...
05:16 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Advanced CodeIgniter Profiling With XHProf
There are a number of ways to profile and monitor the performance of PHP code in a development environment, but once it’s been let loose on a production server its extremely difficult to know wh...
07:37 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
TutsPlus - Code The Essentials of AMD and RequireJS: New on Tuts+ Premium
In this Tuts+ Premium screencast, we’ll review RequireJS, an asynchronous module loader and dependency manager, and AMD, which defines the mechanism and guidelines for declaring and importi...
07:21 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Optimize Your CSS With RequireJS
In this lesson, we’ll review the awesome RequireJS optimizer to handle the process of merging and compressing our stylesheets. While preprocessors continue to become increasingly popular, there ...
12:29 am GMT - Sat, April 14, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Nettuts+ Quiz #12: Quirky HTML Tags
Taking a break from the relatively technical focus of the past few quizzes, we’re going to do something very offbeat today. Yes, Offbeat with a capital O. Be it front end or back end programming...
08:11 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Toying With the HTML5 FileSystem API
HTML5 provides us with a whole crop of new possibilities, such as drawing with canvas, implementing multimedia with the audio and video APIs, and so on. One of these tools, which is still relatively n...
08:11 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Toying With the HTML5 File System API
HTML5 provides us with a whole crop of new possibilities, such as drawing with canvas, implementing multimedia with the audio and video APIs, and so on. One of these tools, which is still relatively n...
12:05 am GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Unveiling the All-New Tuts+ Hub
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to create a central place for our Tuts+ readers to call “home”. Somewhere that shows you the latest content fr...
12:23 am GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Techniques for Test-Driving Your JavaScript: New on Premium
In this hands-on Premium screencast, from scratch, we’ll use test-driven development to build a jQuery plugin. Along the way, we’ll take advantage of Grunt, QUnit, and GitHub to build, tes...
11:54 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Better CoffeeScript Testing With Mocha
Recently, I’ve been doing a considerable amount of CoffeeScript work. One problem I ran into early-on was testing: I didn’t want to have to manually convert my CoffeeScript to JavaScript b...
05:56 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
TutsPlus - Code CSS Refreshers: Borders
Sure, we’re all familiar with borders. Is there anything new that could possibly be introduced? Well, I bet there’s quite a few things in this article that you never knew about!Not only ca...
11:42 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
TutsPlus - Code JavaScript Fundamentals: New Premium Course
I’m pleased to announce that Jeremy McPeak’s latest course, JavaScript Fundamentals, is now available on Tuts+ Premium! As the author of countless books, including JavaScript: 24 Hour...
08:47 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Build a Contacts Manager Using Backbone.js: Part 5
Welcome back to the Building a content viewer with Backbone series. Over the first four parts, we looked at almost every major component that ships with the latest version of Backbone including models...
02:27 am GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Best of Tuts+ in March 2012
Each month, we bring together a selection of the best tutorials and articles from across the whole Tuts+ network. Whether you’d like to read the top posts from your favourite site, or would...
06:06 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Persisting a Todo List With MongoDB and Geddy
In this three part tutorial, we’ll be diving deep into creating a to do list management app in Node.js and Geddy. This is the last entry in the series, where we’ll be persisting our todo i...
12:36 am GMT - Sun, April 1, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Getting Cozy With Underscore.js
As JavaScript is slowly moving out of the browser, several tools have emerged that significantly improve JavaScript’s robustness.One such tool is called Underscore.js and that’s what we...