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12:32 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
TutsPlus - Code Speaking With the Ember.js Core Team
Single page apps are the new hotness; everyone’s trying to figure out the easiest way to build them. But it’s more than just finding a couple of controls to slap together and sprinkling Aj...
07:31 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
TutsPlus - Code The Holy Grail of Conference Talks: Live Coding
If you’ve ever been to a code-focused conference before, you can surely attest to the fact that the number of live-coding talks is incredibly low. The reason why is obvious: they’re super,...
04:22 am GMT - Sun, February 24, 2013
TutsPlus - Code Whats PyroCMS?
PyroCMS is a content management system that, in recent months, has been growing in popularity, due to its intuitive back-end design and lightweight, modular architecture. Described as “a simple,...
05:51 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
TutsPlus - Code Beginning Test-Driven Development in Python
Test-driven development (TDD) is a process that has been documented considerably over recent years. A process of baking your tests right into your everyday coding, as opposed to a nagging afterthough...
08:33 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
TutsPlus - Code Strategies for Testing IE on Different Platforms
You might believe that web developers who use Windows as their primary OS have it easy, when testing Internet Explorer; simply click on the blue “E” and go to town. That might be true if t...
01:47 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
TutsPlus - Code Testing Like a Boss in Laravel: Models
If you’re hoping to learn why tests are beneficial, this is not the article for you. Over the course of this tutorial, I will assume that you already understand the advantages, and are hoping to...
07:13 pm GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
TutsPlus - Code Understanding Design Patterns in JavaScript
Today, we’re going to put on our computer science hats as we learn about some common design patterns. Design patterns offer developers ways to solve technical problems in a reusable and elegant ...
03:08 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
TutsPlus - Code Setting Up A Staging Environment
It’s common practice to work locally on a project and push revisions to a production server, but the step that people often skip is the staging server. A staging server is a mix between producti...
12:53 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
TutsPlus - Code Event Based Programming: What Async Has Over Sync
One of JavaScript’s strengths is how it handles asynchronous (async for short) code. Rather than blocking the thread, async code gets pushed to an event queue that fires after all other code exe...
12:53 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
TutsPlus - Code Event-Based Programming: What Async Has Over Sync
One of JavaScript’s strengths is how it handles asynchronous (async for short) code. Rather than blocking the thread, async code gets pushed to an event queue that fires after all other code exe...
03:49 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
TutsPlus - Code Contracts: The Practical Side of Semantics
We all recognize that we should be writing semantic code. Maybe, you’re even using <section> or <em> correctly, and feel pretty good about yourself. But, are you also considering the...
09:53 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
TutsPlus - Code Building Ribbit With Django
After implementing our Twitter-clone, Ribbit, in plain PHP and Rails, it's time to introduce the next walk-through: Python! In this tutorial, we'll rebuild Ribbit using Django. Without further...
09:53 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
TutsPlus - Code Building Ribbit in Django
After implementing our Twitter-clone, Ribbit, in plain PHP and Rails, it's time to introduce the next walk-through: Python! In this tutorial, we'll rebuild Ribbit using Django. Without further...
09:35 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
TutsPlus - Code Ruby on Rails Study Guide: Blocks, Procs, and Lambdas
Ruby is a language with a set of powerful features – the most powerful arguably being Blocks, Procs, and Lambdas. In short, these features allow you to pass code to a method and execute that cod...
10:35 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
TutsPlus - Code Using Web Debugging Proxies
My previous two articles focused on debugging tools, so it’s only fitting that I continue with this theme. When debugging front-end code, you tend to spend a lot of time reviewing how CSS and Ja...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
TutsPlus - Code Git Tips From the Pros
You're already using source control for managing your code, right? You might even be using your SCM as the central piece of your workflow, like we do at New Relic.In this article, we're not go...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
TutsPlus - Code Laravel 4: A Start at a RESTful API
RESTful API's are hard! There are a lot of aspects to designing and writing a successful one. For instance, some of the topics that you may find yourself handling include authentication, hypermedi...
09:14 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
TutsPlus - Code Chrome Dev Tools: JavaScript and Performance
In this third part of our Chrome Developer Tools series, we’ll review how to modify and debug JavaScript. Optimization is an important part of the development process, especially for performance...
10:47 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2013
TutsPlus - Code How to Write Code That Embraces Change
Writing code, which is easy to change is the Holy Grail of programming. Welcome to programming nirvana! But things are much more difficult in reality: source code is difficult to understand, dependenc...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2013
TutsPlus - Code The First Ever Tuts+ Premium Sale (Last Chance!)
Those of you who help support the Tuts+ network by becoming Premium members will be well aware of the improvements that we’ve made in the last year, including a full redesign, in depth scre...
02:25 pm GMT - Thu, January 31, 2013
TutsPlus - Code Best of Tuts+ in January 2013
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...
05:21 am GMT - Thu, January 31, 2013
TutsPlus - Code A Peek at Internet Explorers Developer Tools
I hate debugging, and have never met any developer who argued otherwise. It's a drag to have to go through your code and figure out why it's broken. And most importantly, it's an admission...