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02:14 pm - Tue, September 29, 2015
TutsPlus - Code New Course: Integrate Rich Media APIs With Foundation for Apps
Foundation for Apps connects a responsive front-end design framework to the power and flexibility of AngularJS. In our new course, Integrate Rich Media APIs With Foundation for Apps, you'll&...
01:00 pm - Tue, September 29, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Sharing Your Work in Scratch
What You'll Be CreatingIf you've been working through this series, you've now completed your first Scratch project. The project is a simple game making use of a variety of techniques in Scratch.Once y...
12:13 pm - Tue, September 29, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Closing the Gender Gap: What You Can Do to Promote Diversity in the Tech Industry
It's an undisputed fact that women are underrepresented in the tech industry. According to Girls Who Code, in the US:In middle school, 74% of girls express interest in Science, Technology, E...
04:45 pm - Mon, September 28, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Reading QR Codes Using the Mobile Vision API
Introduction QR codes have become ubiquitous in recent years. I am sure you’ve seen one in a newspaper advertisement or on a billboard. In layman’s terms, QR codes, like all other barcodes, are i...
02:00 pm - Mon, September 28, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Improving SEO Using Nginx
Search engines exist so that humans can better look for content that they desire.Search engine optimization is about making your website easier to understand for the crawler bots! It is about making ...
01:38 pm - Mon, September 28, 2015
TutsPlus - Code PostCSS Quickstart Guide: Instant Setup Options
Welcome to the “PostCSS Deep Dive: QuickStart Guide”. Throughout these first posts of our series, we’re going to look at getting you started with PostCSS in the quickest, most efficient ways pos...
01:00 pm - Mon, September 28, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Using the Citrix Webinar API in WordPress
What You'll Be CreatingHave you every used GoToWebinar from Citrix? No? Don't worry, you aren't alone. However, have you ever tried tying any service into WordPress? MailChimp, Mad Mimi, PayPal, Twitt...
12:00 pm - Mon, September 28, 2015
TutsPlus - Code WP_Query Arguments: Taxonomies
So far in this series, you've learned how WP_Query is structured and what its properties and methods are. Now we're looking at the various arguments you can use with WP_Query and how you code them.W...
12:00 pm - Sun, September 27, 2015
TutsPlus - Code The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: Order Reports, Part 2
In the previous article of this WooCommerce beginners guide, you learnt how to read the reports in the first sub-section of Order reports, i.e. Sale by Date. This section as we know is further divided...
12:00 pm - Sat, September 26, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Add an Expiry Date to WordPress Posts
I run a few sites which include notices and important information in a banner on their home page. I tend to use a custom post type for this, adding my banners and displaying them where I need to in my...
04:15 pm - Fri, September 25, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Create a Mobile App Using Famo.us and Angular
I love high-performance JavaScript, and I love sharing what I believe is its true potential. In this tutorial, I want to focus on Famo.us, which can allow you to maintain a silky-smooth 60 frames per ...
03:15 pm - Fri, September 25, 2015
TutsPlus - Code An Introduction to tvOS Development
IntroductionAt their annual September event for 2015, in addition to new iPhone and iPad models, Apple announced their long-awaited update to the Apple TV set-top box. This new, fourth generation Appl...
01:00 pm - Fri, September 25, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Make Your Scratch Code More Efficient With Custom Blocks
What You'll Be CreatingYou're now most of the way through this beginner's series on Scratch. You've created a game in which the user chases a cat with a crab, the cat says 'Ouch!' when the crab nips i...
12:00 pm - Fri, September 25, 2015
TutsPlus - Code The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: Order Reports - Part 1
In my previous article I gave an introduction to reports section in WooCommerce with which online store owners can monitor their store's performance. These reports keep you well informed and aligned w...
07:21 am - Fri, September 25, 2015
TutsPlus - Code New Course: Introduction to Python
What You'll Be CreatingPython is well known as a programming language that is easy to learn. With a simple, expressive syntax, Python is refreshingly free of the gotchas and edge-cases that plague lea...
01:00 pm - Thu, September 24, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Bring Your Scratch Projects to Life With Animated Costumes and Backdrops
What You'll Be CreatingYou're now most of the way through this beginner's series on Scratch. You've created a game in which the user chases a cat with a crab, the cat says 'Ouch!' when the crab nips i...
12:00 pm - Thu, September 24, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Data Structures With JavaScript: Tree
What You'll Be CreatingTrees are one of the most commonly used data structures in web development. This statement holds true for both developers and users. Every web developer who has written HTML and...
04:52 pm - Wed, September 23, 2015
TutsPlus - Code PostCSS Deep Dive: What You Need to Know
If there’s one thing you really need to know about PostCSS, it’s that you should learn what it is and how to use it ASAP.In this series, we’re going to take a deep dive into PostCSS and take you...
03:45 pm - Wed, September 23, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Getting Started With Google Maps for Android: Basics
IntroductionWithout a doubt, maps are one of the most useful tools for users when included in an app. This tutorial is the first in a series going over Google Maps v2 for Android. It will cover setti...
02:00 pm - Wed, September 23, 2015
TutsPlus - Code How to Use New Relic Browser to Improve Your Web App's User Experience
No one likes to wait, and according to research—unfortunately for web developers—we're only getting more impatient.Numbers shared in content delivery network company Akamai's latest consumer repor...
01:00 pm - Wed, September 23, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Make Your Scratch Animations More Reactive With Events
What You'll Be CreatingIn the previous tutorial, you continued working on a project to make a crab chase a cat around the screen, adding a time limit and keeping score.In this part we'll continue work...
12:00 pm - Wed, September 23, 2015
TutsPlus - Code WP_Query Arguments: Categories and Tags
In the earlier parts of this series, you've learned how WP_Query is structured and what its properties and methods are. The next stage is to understand the various arguments you can use with it and ho...
08:49 am - Wed, September 23, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Understanding Fluent APIs in JavaScript
While designing Babylon.js v2.0 (a library for building 3D on the web), I recently found myself wishing that more APIs were fluent—that is, I wish the community could more easily read, understand, a...
05:21 am - Wed, September 23, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Measure the Success of Your Developer Relations Program
Developer relations is an integral part of many software companies that hope to win the hearts and minds of developers. You may refer to it as developer evangelism or community outreach but ultimately...
02:00 pm - Tue, September 22, 2015
TutsPlus - Code How to Build a Subscription Box With Stamplay
What You'll Be CreatingSubscription boxes are an increasingly popular business these days. You can find them for everything from grooming products to healthy snacks, kids games and even ice cream. In...
01:00 pm - Tue, September 22, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Using Variables and Data in Scratch
What You'll Be CreatingIn the previous tutorial, you continued working on a project to make a crab chase a cat around the screen, and added some interactions.In this part we'll continue working on tha...
12:00 pm - Tue, September 22, 2015
TutsPlus - Code The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: An Introduction to Reports
Whenever a person enters into any sort of online business, one of the biggest concerns which haunts one the most is how will he keep a record of all the activities which are underway.  Record kee...
03:45 pm - Mon, September 21, 2015
TutsPlus - Code How to Use FontAwesome in an Android App
In this tutorial, I will show you how to use the FontAwesome icon pack in an Android project. FontAwesome is a great timesaver for several reasons.First, you don't have to worry about different scre...
01:00 pm - Mon, September 21, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Working With Control, Sensing and Operators in Scratch
What You'll Be CreatingIn the previous tutorial, you worked on a project to make a crab chase a cat around the screen, and added motion, looks and sound effects.In this part we'll continue working on ...
12:08 pm - Mon, September 21, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Business Skills for Freelance Developers
I know lots of freelance developers: heck, I am one! And if there's one thing they have in common it's that they didn't realise how much time and energy they'd have to devote to themselves as a busine...
12:00 pm - Mon, September 21, 2015
TutsPlus - Code WP_Query Arguments: Posts, Pages and Post Types
In this part of this series on WP_Query, you'll learn how to use WP_Query to query for posts, pages and custom post types. You can query for specific posts and pages or you can run a query to return p...
07:28 am - Mon, September 21, 2015
TutsPlus - Code A Fast, Accurate Way to Test Internet Explorer on iOS, Mac OS X, and Android
Earlier this year, the Microsoft team launched a new tool to make it easier to test sites in IE regardless of which platform you’re on; seriously! It’s part of their work on Microsoft Edge and its...
02:00 pm - Sun, September 20, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Using Tools for Quality WordPress Development
Building tools, themes, plugins, and applications in WordPress requires a variety of different things if we want to make sure that we're armed with the best possible tools necessary.If you were to ask...
12:00 pm - Sun, September 20, 2015
TutsPlus - Code The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: Adding Coupons Usage Limits
In my previous articles I explained in detail how to add coupons in WooCommerce and how one can configure coupons usage restrictions. After the two tabs/sections of General and Usage Restrictions, tod...
12:00 pm - Sat, September 19, 2015
TutsPlus - Code When to Use Bootstrap for Your WordPress Theme (And When Not To)
Do a Google search for 'WordPress Theme with Bootstrap' and you'll get hundreds of results. These include guides telling you how to use Bootstrap to build your theme as well as commercially and freely...
05:15 pm - Fri, September 18, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Dependency Injection on Android With RoboGuice
Introduction RoboGuice, also called Google Guice on Android, is an easy-to-use dependency injection framework, which can make Android development more intuitive and convenient. Using this framework, ...
01:00 pm - Fri, September 18, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Working With Motion, Looks and Sound in Scratch
What You'll Be CreatingIn the previous tutorial, you created your first simple script to make the starfish move across the screen.In this part we'll take that further and work with more Moti...
12:00 pm - Fri, September 18, 2015
TutsPlus - Code The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: Adding CouponsUsage Restriction Part 3
In the previous article I covered the settings of the Products and Exclude products options, which online store owners find at the time of creating a coupon in WooCommerce. These settings reside ...
01:00 pm - Thu, September 17, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Creating Your First Script in Scratch
What You'll Be CreatingIn earlier tutorials in this series, you learned about assets in Scratch and about the different types of block available to you. In this tutorial we'll combine assets and block...
12:23 pm - Thu, September 17, 2015
TutsPlus - Code New Course: Connect the Web With WebSockets
What You'll Be CreatingWebSockets make it possible to have interactive, two-way communication sessions between the user's browser and a server. With this API, you can receive event-driven messages wit...
12:00 pm - Thu, September 17, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Data Structures With JavaScript: Singly-Linked List and Doubly-Linked List
What You'll Be CreatingTwo of the most commonly taught data structures in computer science are the singly-linked list and doubly-linked list. When I was taught these data structures, I asked my peers...
04:15 pm - Wed, September 16, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Getting Started With HealthKit: Part 2
In the first part of this tutorial, I introduced you to the HealthKit framework. Based on my own experience of integrating HealthKit in one of my apps, I've pointed out a few things that are important...
01:00 pm - Wed, September 16, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Introduction to Blocks in Scratch
In the last part of this series, we looked at assets in Scratch—backdrops, sprites, costumes and audio. Having created some assets, you need to get them to do something, which is where blocks come i...
12:00 pm - Wed, September 16, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Mastering WP_Query: Properties and Methods
Welcome to yet another part of our "Mastering WP_Query" series. How are we doing so far? I hope you're enjoying these tutorials as much as we're enjoying writing them. In this tutorial, you're going ...
02:00 pm - Tue, September 15, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Build a Real-Time Chat Application With Modulus and Spring Boot
In this tutoral, we will use Spring Boot for the web development environment, Websockets for real-time communication, Tomcat for the Java application container, Gradle for building and managing the de...
12:00 pm - Tue, September 15, 2015
TutsPlus - Code The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: Adding CouponsUsage Restriction Part 2
In my previous article I discussed the configuration of the first three options in the section of Usage Restriction for coupons in WooCommerce, i.e. "Minimum spend", "Individual use only" and "Exclude...
04:45 pm - Mon, September 14, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Getting Started With HealthKit: Part 1
The HealthKit framework was introduced last year at WWDC 2014 as a single place where apps can store, share, and read health-related data. The new Health app, which is the user's view into that data, ...
01:00 pm - Mon, September 14, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Creating Backdrops and Sprites in Scratch
What You'll Be CreatingIn the previous part of this series, I gave an introduction to Scratch and the main components it uses. In this part we'll start creating a project by adding backdrops and some ...
12:00 pm - Mon, September 14, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Mastering WP_Query: Actions and Filters
Welcome to third part of our series called "Mastering WP_Query". In the previous part, we went through 13 WordPress functions that are related to the WP_Query class. In this part, we will be reviewing...
07:12 am - Mon, September 14, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Better Cross-Platform Development: Highlights From the Microsoft Tutorial Series
Recently we've been running a series of sponsored tutorials by Microsoft technical evangelists, designed to help you solve the problem of building things that work well across all platforms. In c...
12:00 pm - Sun, September 13, 2015
TutsPlus - Code The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: Adding CouponsUsage Restriction Part 1
In my previous two articles I discussed what coupons are, the different discount types for coupons that are offered in WooCommerce, and how online store owners can configure the General settings at th...
12:00 pm - Sat, September 12, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Out-of-the-Box WordPress: The Groundbreaking Way to Activate Plugins & Themes Upon WordPress Installation
In the previous part of this series, we learned about bundling a WordPress installation with plugins and themes, and tweaking the wp-config-sample.php file. Granted, bundling themes and plugins isn't...
05:05 pm - Fri, September 11, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Design Tips for Material Design
IntroductionOver the past months, Material Design has grown in a large design movement. Different components of Material Design, such as content cards and improved use of animation, can be found in ma...
04:45 pm - Fri, September 11, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Simplify Android Development Using manifoldJS With Crosswalk
With version 0.3.0 of manifoldJS, you can now choose to build your Android apps with Crosswalk instead of the traditional Android webview. It's quite simple to implement as well.If you're not familiar...
03:17 pm - Fri, September 11, 2015
TutsPlus - Code 10 Common Web Developer Mistakes
There seem to be endless choices regarding how to accomplish the same task: to develop a website that works in today's modern web. Web developers have to choose a web hosting platform and underly...
12:00 pm - Fri, September 11, 2015
TutsPlus - Code The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: Adding CouponsGeneral Settings Part 2
In my previous article I started off with the procedure to add new coupons in WooCommerce. There I explained the coupon title and description along with the various Discount types in the section of Ge...
06:15 pm - Thu, September 10, 2015
TutsPlus - Code GetUserMedia: Using the Media Capture and Streams API
What You'll Be CreatingToday I’d like to experiment with the Media Capture and Streams API, developed jointly at the W3C by the Web Real-Time Communications Working Group and the Device APIs Wor...
06:15 pm - Thu, September 10, 2015
TutsPlus - Code New Course: Develop Apps for Android Wear
The Android Wear API brings the Android platform to the newest generation of wearable devices and smartwatches. With Android Wear, you can create a user experience designed specifically for wearables....
01:00 pm - Thu, September 10, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Introduction to Scratch
One of the highlights of my week is the Code Club I run at my local school. Every Thursday, I spend an hour with some budding coders helping them learn the fundamentals of code.Along with other code c...
12:00 pm - Thu, September 10, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Data Structures With JavaScript: Stack and Queue
What You'll Be CreatingTwo of the most commonly used data structures in web development are stacks and queues. Many users of the Internet, including web developers, are unaware of this amazing fact. I...
05:30 pm - Wed, September 9, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Google Play Services: Using the Nearby Connections API
IntroductionOne of the many APIs available in Google Play Services is the Nearby Connections API. Introduced in early 2015, this framework lets you set one device running your application as a host an...
02:16 pm - Wed, September 9, 2015
TutsPlus - Code An Introduction to Ruby's JSON Library
The de facto standard in data portability across web applications and services, JSON has a concise yet powerful syntax for sharing data across platforms. In this short video tutorial fr...
01:00 pm - Wed, September 9, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Quick Tip: Accept Multiple Vouchers in OpenCart 2.0
OpenCart is an open-source, PHP-based online e-commerce solution that allows you to accept orders online. It allows customers to shop using vouchers, but only one at a time by default. If you want to ...
12:00 pm - Wed, September 9, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Mastering WP_Query: Related Functions
Hi, and welcome to the second part of the series called "Mastering WP_Query". In the first part, we started off with the series by simply introducing what the WP_Query class is. And in this second par...
03:25 pm - Tue, September 8, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Quiz: Are You Ready to Get Started With Django?
Want to get started with Django? Take our quiz and find out if you're ready.Getting Started With DjangoIf you like the elegance of the Python programming language, Django is the web framework for you!...
02:00 pm - Tue, September 8, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Build a Real-Time Chat Application With Modulus and Python
First of all, let me show you the final look of the chat application that we will have at the end of this articleWe will implement the application with Flask, Gunicorn for standalone WSGI application...
12:00 pm - Tue, September 8, 2015
TutsPlus - Code The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: Adding CouponsGeneral Settings Part 1
In the previous article I gave an overview of how you can manage and track all of your coupons in WooCommerce. Today we will explore the process of adding a new coupon. I will explain how you will add...
04:45 pm - Mon, September 7, 2015
TutsPlus - Code An Introduction to GameplayKit: Part 3
This is the third part of An Introduction to GameplayKit. If you haven't yet gone through the first part and the second part, then I recommend reading those tutorials first before continuing with t...
12:00 pm - Mon, September 7, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Mastering WP_Query: Using the Loop
As I outlined in the introduction to this series, the WP_Query class has four main elements: the arguments for the query, using parameters which will be covered in detail in this series the query its...
08:00 am - Mon, September 7, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Google I/O 2015 Through My Eyes: Part 2
I reached the venue early at 8:45 and found out that the queue today was moving comparatively faster. We were being handed a brand new Nexus 9 on our way in. I had installed Android M preview the ...
07:42 am - Mon, September 7, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Take Your Ruby Skills to the Next Level With Our New Course Bundle
Recently, we offered a free short course to help you Create an Image Gallery in Ruby. In just seven short videos, Tuts+ instructor José Mota showed you how to build your own image...
12:00 pm - Sun, September 6, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Out-of-the-Box WordPress: Bundling With Themes & Plugins and wp-config Tweaks
Ten years after the first release of WordPress, the installation process is still kind of... boring. Move the core WordPress files, install WordPress, then install plugins and themes, switch themes......
12:00 pm - Sun, September 6, 2015
TutsPlus - Code The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: Managing Coupons
Improving and increasing the financial status of a business is the aim of every online store owner, and the volume of sales plays a vital role in achieving it. In this article we will explore one of t...
03:15 pm - Fri, September 4, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Build an MP3 Player With AV Foundation
What You'll Be CreatingAV Foundation is a framework for working with audio and visual media on iOS and OSX. Using AV Foundation, you can play, capture, and encode media. It is quite an extensive frame...
01:54 pm - Fri, September 4, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Free Course: Easy Node.js Development Environment With Vagrant
What You'll Be CreatingIn Easy Node.js Development Environment With Vagrant, you'll learn everything you need in order to set up your own custom Node.js stack with Vagrant and share it ...
12:00 pm - Fri, September 4, 2015
TutsPlus - Code The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: Adding a New Order Part 3
Managing and keeping a track of all the orders has now become quite easy with WooCommerce. I have explained in my previous articles how you can not only manage but also create a new order manually. In...
09:00 am - Fri, September 4, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Mastering WP_Query: An Introduction
By default, WordPress will run a query on each page that your site displays, the nature of which will be determined by the type of page being viewed. So if a static page is being viewed, WordPress run...
12:00 pm - Thu, September 3, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Data Structures With JavaScript: What's a Data Structure?
What You'll Be CreatingWhat's a Data Structure?I’ve always considered the term “data structure” to be confusing. What the heck is it? Is it data with structure, which is an equally ambiguous ter...
10:18 am - Thu, September 3, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Quiz: Are You Ready to Unleash the Power of WooCommerce?
Think you're ready to unleash the power of WooCommerce? Find out in our quiz.Go Further With WooCommerce ThemesWooCommerce provides a lot of power and flexibility for simple storefronts out of the box...
08:00 am - Thu, September 3, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Render an SVG Globe
What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, I will be showing you how to take an SVG map and project it onto a globe, as a vector. To carry out the mathematical transforms needed to project the map onto ...
05:15 pm - Wed, September 2, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Creating and Publishing an Android Library
Introduction Our lives as Android developers would be a lot harder if not for all those third-party libraries out there that we love to include in our projects. In this tutorial, you will learn how t...
02:46 pm - Wed, September 2, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Google I/O 2015 Through My Eyes: Part 1
6:30 AM, 27th May 2015, Moscone Center, San Francisco I arrived early in the morning to find out that queue was already quite long. Most people, including me, had skipped their breakfast to get in...
08:00 am - Wed, September 2, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Get Started Building Your Blog With Parse.js: Refactor
What You'll Be CreatingIn the previous six sessions, you’ve built a blogging system from the ground up. Everything’s working, and that’s great! However, the code itself is quite messy—we’ve ...
02:00 pm - Tue, September 1, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Build a Real-Time Chat Application With Modulus and Laravel 5
In this tutorial, I will show you how to implement a real-time chat application with Laravel 5, PostgreSQL, and Pusher. Then we will deploy this application to Modulus together.We will use Laravel 5 f...
12:00 pm - Tue, September 1, 2015
TutsPlus - Code The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: Adding a New Order Part 2
In my last article I discussed the first section of Order Details when we were adding an order manually through the Add Order (WooCommerce > Orders > Add Order) button. Today I will be taki...
08:00 am - Tue, September 1, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Introduction to ProcessWire
Introduction ProcessWire is a free open source content management system (CMS) and content management framework (CMF). It comes with all the resources needed built in and helps in saving both time an...
04:45 pm - Mon, August 31, 2015
TutsPlus - Code An Introduction to GameplayKit: Part 2
This is the second part of An Introduction to GameplayKit. If you haven't yet gone through the first part, then I recommend reading that tutorial first before continuing with this one.IntroductionIn ...
04:03 pm - Mon, August 31, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Building With the Twitter API: Managing Lists
What You'll Be CreatingThis is part two of our Twitter List API tutorial within our broader Twitter API series. In this tutorial, we'll walk through building List features with the API. Code samples...
12:02 pm - Mon, August 31, 2015
TutsPlus - Code 5 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Freelance Web Professional
If you're working as a web professional for an employer, chances are you occasionally daydream about going it alone. Maybe you do some freelance work in your spare time and would love to extend that t...
08:00 am - Mon, August 31, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Building a Note-Taking Software-as-a-Service Using ASP.NET MVC 5, Stripe, and Azure
What You'll Be Creating 1. IntroductionIn this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to build a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) minimum viable product (MVP). To keep things simple, the software is going to...