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07:08 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
TutsPlus - Code AppFog vs. Heroku
Choosing a platform as a service (PAAS) for your new web application can be a difficult and confusing task. There are countless platforms to choose from, each having their own strengths and weaknesses...
06:49 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Quick Tip: Deploy PHP to Heroku in Seconds
We’ve raved about the brilliance of Heroku before, mostly around the fact that it makes launching a Rails or Node app rather simple without having to configure your own server. But what if you w...
10:34 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Meet Bower: A Package Manager For The Web
As the web platform has matured, the tools for managing our projects, too, have matured. In this tutorial, I’ll introduce you to one of these tools that makes managing the dependencies of your p...
06:34 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
TutsPlus - Code WebGL Essentials: Part III
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series WebGL EssentialsWelcome back to this third and final installment in our WebGL Essentials mini-series. In this lesson, we’ll take a look at lighting and ad...
12:58 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Make JavaScript Testing Fun With Testem
JavaScript testing is a sensitive subject. Some developers are huge advocates of it (including myself), while others don’t see the need or benefit. One huge barrier is the simple fact that it ca...
12:22 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Getting Started with Web Workers
One of the many design goals of the JavaScript language was to keep it single-threaded and, by extension, simple. Though I must admit that, given the idiosyncrasies of the language constructs, it is a...
07:16 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Building a Scalable App With Backbone.js
Backbone.js is a small library (~5kb minified) that allows you to build single page web applications. Unlike many of its peers, Backbone is not very opinionated about the way you use it. Aside from so...
09:40 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Lessons Learned from Building Shopify Themes
I first used Shopify not long after it launched in 2006. I loved that it was a simple to use and competitively priced hosted e-commerce platform. But above all, its theming feature is what I liked mos...
01:31 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
TutsPlus - Code A Simple Parallax Scrolling Technique
Parallax scrolling is an interesting technique, where, as you scroll, the background images translate slower than the content in the foreground, creating the illusion of 3D depth. As I planned to re-d...
11:38 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
TutsPlus - Code How to Use Git With FTP
If you’re not using a PaaS, like Heroku or Pagoda Box, it’s possible that you’re still manually copying files to your server, via FTP. We don’t recommend that, but, understanda...
07:02 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Base What? A Practical Introduction to Base Encoding
At a young age, we learn to count on our fingers – starting out with 1-5, then 1-10, and maybe, if you’re particularly enterprising as a toddler, you will learn to count to 20, 30, and bey...
11:54 pm GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
TutsPlus - Code How to Use Selenium 2 With PHPUnit
In this lesson, we will learn how to work with Selenium 2 directly within PHPUnit. For those unfamiliar, Selenium gives us an easy way to automate the browser. This makes it perfect for writing user a...
03:15 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Fully Understanding the this Keyword
Today’s tutorial comes courtesy of the talented Cody Lindley, from his free ebook: JavaScript Enlightenment. He discusses the confusing this keyword, and the various ways to determine and set i...
03:14 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
TutsPlus - Code 10 Great Prestashop 1.5 Themes
Prestashop is a powerful open source e-commerce platform. In September Prestashop released version 1.5 and the Prestashop 1.5 themes over at ThemeForest have been growing steadily ever since. HereR...
06:49 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Deciphering Testing Jargon
Lately, we’ve been hearing and reading more and more about test-driven development. This domain, however, comes with a series of expressions and specific jargon that can be confusing to newcomer...
05:37 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Chatting With The Grumpy PHP Programmer
I recently had the chance to catch up with Chris Hartjes, or, as some of you may know him, ““The Grumpy Programmer.” Because he recently released a new ebook on test-driven developme...
12:04 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Best of Tuts+ in September 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...
02:28 am GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Understanding the Principles of Algorithm Design
This article will dive into the principles of algorithm design. If you haven’t a clue what I’m referring to, read on!When you hear the word “algorithm,” you probably respond in...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Build Your First JavaScript Library
Ever marvelled at the magic of Mootools? Ever wondered how Dojo does it? Ever been curious about jQuery’s gymnastics? In this tutorial, we’re going to sneak behind the scenes and try our h...
02:06 am GMT - Thu, October 4, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Accepting Payments with GoCardless
Online payments are increasingly becoming more and more popular. GoCardless is yet another payment service, which currently works in the UK, allowing you to accept payments online.What is GoCardless?G...
02:04 am GMT - Wed, October 3, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Chrome Dev Tools: Markup and Style
It is necessary for web developers to understand and know how to use browser developer tools, and in this tutorial, I will introduce you to the Chrome Developer Tools. You’ll learn some of the b...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Tuts+ Live Workshop: 16 Hours of Live Photoshop Training for $99!
Today, we are excited to announce Building a Career Around Photoshop, a live online workshop that will help you take your Photoshop knowledge and skill to the next level.Attendees can join in each wee...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2012
TutsPlus - Code Namespacing in PHP
It’s been a bumpy ride, in regards to namespace support in PHP. Thankfully, it was added to the language in PHP 5.3, and the applicable structure of PHP code has improved greatly since then. But...