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04:45 pm - Fri, January 29, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Create Custom View Controller Transitions and Animations
IntroductionUIKit is a very powerful framework and provides various ways to transition between view controllers. Some of the animations provided by UIKit include horizontal sliding (via a push segue),...
01:00 pm - Fri, January 29, 2016
TutsPlus - Code A Smooth Refresher on Python's Lists
Python is a wonderful language. Well, it at least taught Gloria to love again! This is an expected thing to happen with a language packed with many attractive features. It is free and open source, sim...
12:00 pm - Fri, January 29, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Install a WordPress Plugin
One of the challenges of writing articles focused on web development and software development is making sure anyone and everyone who wants to learn a skill is able to do so.When you provide as much co...
11:00 am - Fri, January 29, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Want to Learn Something New, in Just 60 Seconds?
In most of our tutorials and courses at Envato Tuts+, we aim to cover a topic in depth, giving you a comprehensive understanding of the concept or skill we're teaching.But we also know that people don...
02:00 pm - Thu, January 28, 2016
TutsPlus - Code 20 Useful WordPress Forms Available on CodeCanyon
Just about every WordPress-based website has some kind of online form.They range from the most basic—contact forms, polls, and email subscriber submissions—to more advanced forms like payment, cal...
01:00 pm - Thu, January 28, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Make WooCommerce Product Attributes More Prominent
What You'll Be CreatingWooCommerce product attributes are a really useful feature, but by default they're hidden quite a way down the page, in the Additional Information section. Depending on your the...
12:00 pm - Thu, January 28, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Create a Custom Shipping Method in OpenCart: Part Two
In this series, we're discussing the implementation of a custom shipping method module in OpenCart. In the first part, we enabled and configured our custom shipping method using the configuration form...
03:50 pm - Wed, January 27, 2016
TutsPlus - Code iOS 9: An Introduction to the Contacts Framework
IntroductionWith iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, and watchOS 2, Apple introduced a brand new framework, Contacts. This framework provides an object-oriented approach to working with the user's contact inform...
01:00 pm - Wed, January 27, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Factory Girl 201
What You'll Be CreatingMy second article about this popular and useful Ruby gem deals with a couple more nuanced topics that beginners don’t necessarily need to concern themselves with right away wh...
12:53 pm - Wed, January 27, 2016
TutsPlus - Code New Short Course: Get Started With Lumen
If you want to get up to speed on Lumen in no time, our new short course, Get Started With Lumen, is for you. It's shorter than our usual courses—just nine lessons, with less than an hour of total v...
12:00 pm - Wed, January 27, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Create a Custom Shipping Method in OpenCart: Part One
Although OpenCart provides a number of useful shipping methods in the core itself, there's always a chance that you'll need to create your own. On the other hand, being a web developer, you'll always ...
02:54 am - Wed, January 27, 2016
TutsPlus - Code It's Back... Student Subscriptions for Just$45!
For a limited time only, if you're currently a student, you can grab a full year of learning on Envato Tuts+ for just $45! Save a massive 50% off our normal student offering.That's 12 months of a...
01:00 pm - Tue, January 26, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Fortifying Security in WordPress, Part 2
In the previous part of this mini-series, we covered some tips and tricks that are very important for hardening your WordPress projects. In this part, we're going to go through some of the best WordPr...
12:00 pm - Tue, January 26, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Introduction to Google DFP: Debugging Ad Delivery
What You'll Be CreatingThis is the fifth tutorial in a series about Google DoubleClick for Publishers. DFP is a service that can seem incredibly complicated to the uninitiated—this series aims to si...
03:45 pm - Mon, January 25, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Build Highway Dodge With the Corona SDK
What You'll Be Creating Introduction In this tutorial, you learn how to create, Highway Dodge, a simple, yet addictive, game. Highway Dodge is easy to pick up and play, but it provides the addictiv...
01:00 pm - Mon, January 25, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Fortifying Security in WordPress, Part 1
It's a dreaded nightmare: One day you open up your website and see that you've been hacked. If you're running a simple personal blog, it might be just an annoying incident. If you're hosting a website...
12:00 pm - Mon, January 25, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Understand Geo-Zones and Taxes in OpenCart
The taxing system is one of the important aspects of any business, and you would like to make sure that it remains transparent and easy to understand for your customers. Most of the e-commerce framewo...
05:45 pm - Fri, January 22, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Create an App
There are several ways to create a mobile application. You want to know what the best way is? It depends. What technologies do you have experience with? What platforms are you targeting? How much time...
03:30 pm - Fri, January 22, 2016
TutsPlus - Code An Introduction to Intel RealSense Technology for Game Developers
Intel RealSense technology pairs a 3D camera and microphone array with an SDK that allows you to implement gesture tracking, 3D scanning, facial expression analysis, voice recognition, and more. In th...
01:00 pm - Fri, January 22, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Display WooCommerce Categories, Subcategories, and Products in Separate Lists
What You'll Be CreatingWooCommerce gives you a few options as to what you can display on your archive pages: products categories (on the main shop page) or subcategories (on category pages) both produ...
12:00 pm - Fri, January 22, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Creating Single Page Applications With WordPress and Angular.js
What You'll Be CreatingWorking with the Angular.js framework is fast and rewarding, and combined with WordPress it can make a really nice SPA (Single-page Application) in a short time-span. With all t...
02:00 pm - Thu, January 21, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Make WordPress Sites Different by Geography
An Approach to Geolocal WordPress SitesIn order to launch an inexpensive global network of sites run by volunteers that would provide shoppers categorized directories to local stores, I needed to le...
01:00 pm - Thu, January 21, 2016
TutsPlus - Code WooCommerce: Adding the Product Short Description to Archive Pages
What You'll Be CreatingWooCommerce comes bundled with archive pages and loops that do a great job, but sometimes you might need to display a bit more information on your main shop and other archive ...
12:00 pm - Thu, January 21, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Keeping Promises With JavaScript
JavaScript, through its popularity and recent improvements, is increasingly becoming the web programmer's best friend. And like all best friends, JavaScript keeps its promises. Now that may sound a l...
05:45 pm - Wed, January 20, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How To Create Vector Graphics on iOS
Introduction Graphical resources in the digital world are of two basic types, raster and vector. Raster images are essentially a rectangular array of pixel intensities. Vector graphics, on the other h...
02:00 pm - Wed, January 20, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Improve Client Relationships With Assembla Portfolio
When you first start developing for a new client, energies are almost as high as expectations. The client loved your pitch, your team is excited about the new project, and your eyeballs have turned in...
01:00 pm - Wed, January 20, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Use WordPress Plugins Without Hurting Performance
WordPress has the superpower of extensibility that helped it become the most commonly used content management system in the world. The concept of themes and plugins made WordPress an extremely popular...
12:00 pm - Wed, January 20, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Clone WordPress in Linux
What You'll Be CreatingDuplicating WordPress Never Seems Easy I often like to launch a new WordPress site based on an existing site, as a template. The configurations for themes, plugins and settings ...
02:17 pm - Tue, January 19, 2016
TutsPlus - Code New Course: Web App to Mac App With NW.js
What You'll Be CreatingIf you're used to developing with web technologies, it's hard to go back to developing with OS-specific languages and APIs. What's worse, if you want to develop for multiple des...
01:00 pm - Tue, January 19, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Getting Started With Laravel
Working with PHP for the past 10 years or so has taken me through quite a ride. Starting with rookie mistakes like not being able to find a semicolon to trying to build my own framework for building ...
12:00 pm - Tue, January 19, 2016
TutsPlus - Code 4 Reasons to Choose ProcessWire as Your Next CMS
A few weeks ago I stumbled upon an A List Apart article titled “Managing Your Content Management System”. It gives recommendations on how to limit and tailor the users’ freedom in a Content Mana...
02:45 pm - Mon, January 18, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How To Add Azure Mobile Services to a Windows Phone App
Windows Phone apps that use live tiles, authenticate users with single-sign on, and share data between devices and users generally employ cloud services. Most cloud platforms offer general purpose c...
01:00 pm - Mon, January 18, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Create a Smart Device With Arduino and Node.js Using PubNub
With the rise of the maker movement—Maker Faire, 3D printers, DIY robots, drones, and so on—the popularity of Arduino, an open-source, microcontroller-based kit, has turned many software engineers...
12:00 pm - Mon, January 18, 2016
TutsPlus - Code The Concept of "Plugin Territory" in WordPress
Imagine that someone starts a shop with a nifty WordPress theme, going for months with that theme, and then wants to change it. Now, imagine that all her sliders, widgets and even products v...
08:16 pm - Sat, January 16, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Quiz: Are You Ready for watchOS 2?
Are you ready for watchOS 2? Take this quiz and see how well you know the new watchOS 2 platform.watchOS 2 From ScratchBuilding watch support into your app is a great way to stand out in the crow...
05:45 pm - Fri, January 15, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Create a To-Do List App With Polymer and Cordova
What You'll Be CreatingIntroduction Back in the early days of Android, when good user interface frameworks were non-existent and most Android devices were underpowered, creating hybrid apps—apps de...
12:00 pm - Fri, January 15, 2016
TutsPlus - Code WP REST API: Setting Up and Using OAuth 1.0a Authentication
In the previous part of the series, we set up basic HTTP authentication on the server by installing the plugin available on GitHub by the WP REST API team. The basic authentication method allows us to...
06:00 pm - Thu, January 14, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Getting Started With Telerik AppBuilder
Introduction Many web developers shy away from developing mobile apps thinking it would take too long for them to learn the ropes of mobile application development. Well, they are not completely wron...
12:00 pm - Thu, January 14, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Get Started Building Your Blog With Parse.js: Categories
What You'll Be CreatingFirst of all, welcome to the finale of this tutorial series! Last session, I showed you how to add a new function to the blog: adding comments. It’s pretty much a stand-alone...
12:00 pm - Thu, January 14, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Understanding the Magic of Bloom Filters With Node.js & Redis
In the right use case, Bloom filters seem like magic. That’s a bold statement, but in this tutorial we’ll explore the curious data structure, how best to use it, and a few practical examples using...
11:30 am - Thu, January 14, 2016
TutsPlus - Code A Quick Guide to Custom Fields and Post Metadata
WordPress is a powerful and easy-to-use content management system (CMS) out of the box. The default "Page" and "Post" content types are enough for many websites and blogs. In order to really harness t...
05:42 pm - Wed, January 13, 2016
TutsPlus - Code What's New in Rails 5? Find Out in Our New Course
What You'll Be CreatingRuby on Rails has changed the world of web development since version 1 was released in 2004. It has become known since that time as a powerful framework that allows web applicat...
04:15 pm - Wed, January 13, 2016
TutsPlus - Code iOS 9: An Introduction to ReplayKit
IntroductionReplayKit is a new framework that was introduced alongside iOS 9. It allows game developers to give players the ability to easily record and share gameplay. In addition to recording and sh...
01:00 pm - Wed, January 13, 2016
TutsPlus - Code IFTTT and WordPress: Automating (Almost) Everything You Do With Your Website
How do you deal with the mundane, repetitive tasks in your WordPress project? Probably with some plugins. Or maybe you choose to (or have to) do them by yourself, manually. Wouldn't it be nice if you ...
12:00 pm - Wed, January 13, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Factory Girl 101
This two-part mini-series was written for people who want to jump into working with Factory Girl and cut to the chase without digging through the documentation for themselves too much. For folks w...
11:46 am - Wed, January 13, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Quiz: What is Web Development?
Do you think you have what it takes to become a web developer? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the basic languages and concepts of web development.How to Become a Web DeveloperWeb development...
01:00 pm - Tue, January 12, 2016
TutsPlus - Code 20 Useful PHP Scripts Available on CodeCanyon
For many, PHP is the lifeblood of web development.It may be a general-purpose scripting language, but it powers WordPress, Drupal, Magento, and more; not to mention the thousands of individu...
12:00 pm - Tue, January 12, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Introduction to Google DFP: Placing an Order
What You'll Be CreatingThis is the fourth tutorial in a series about Google DoubleClick for Publishers. DFP is a service that can seem incredibly complicated to the uninitiated, so this series aims to...
03:45 pm - Mon, January 11, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Google Fit for Android: An Overview
What Is Google Fit?Google Fit is included in Google Play Services and allows developers to store fitness data for users in order to help users keep track of their exercise habits. All data stored thro...
12:00 pm - Mon, January 11, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Building a CMS: goPress
Go is a network-centric programming language developed by Google that makes writing network related programs easy. With the many great libraries from which to choose, getting a web application runnin...
07:05 pm - Fri, January 8, 2016
TutsPlus - Code New Rails Course: Puppet vs. Chef
Configuration management and automation are strategies that every systems administrator should know when managing more than a handful of servers. They are also very handy for developers who have to ma...
03:45 pm - Fri, January 8, 2016
TutsPlus - Code An Introduction to Cordova: Example
In the first tutorial of this introduction to Cordova, you learned about what Cordova is, how it works under the hood, and what type of apps you can build with it. In this tutorial, you’ll move on t...
12:00 pm - Fri, January 8, 2016
TutsPlus - Code WP REST API: Setting Up and Using Basic Authentication
In the introductory part of this series, we had a quick refresher on REST architecture and how it can help us create better applications. We then explored the history of REST APIs in WordPress and int...
12:00 pm - Thu, January 7, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Get Started Building Your Blog With Parse.js: Comments
What You'll Be CreatingThis tutorial series is coming to an end. If you’ve followed along until now, hopefully you have a solid understanding of the MVC framework, and how Parse.js works. Last sessi...
03:40 pm - Wed, January 6, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Use Generics in Swift
Generics allow you to declare a variable which, on execution, may be assigned to a set of types defined by us.In Swift, an array can hold data of any type. If we need an array of integers, strings, or...
12:00 pm - Wed, January 6, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Recurring Profiles in OpenCart
The subscription-based model is a useful and popular model which allows you to set up recurring payments in your e-commerce store. In this tutorial, we'll look into OpenCart's "Recurring Profiles" fea...
01:00 pm - Tue, January 5, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Data Persistence and Sessions With React
Having a “remember me” function is a very useful feature, and implementation with React and Express is relatively easy. Continuing from our last part where we set up a WebRTC chat application,...
12:00 pm - Tue, January 5, 2016
TutsPlus - Code The Benefits of WP Engine Developer Tools
What You'll Be CreatingIf you're like me, you've been a passionate self-hosted WordPress developer for a long time. But there's one managed host that's consistently stepping forward to provide solutio...
12:00 pm - Tue, January 5, 2016
TutsPlus - Code The Benefits of WP Engine Developer Tools
What You'll Be CreatingIf you're like me, you've been a passionate self-hosted WordPress developer for a long time. But there's one managed host that's consistently stepping forward to provide solutio...
03:45 pm - Mon, January 4, 2016
TutsPlus - Code An Introduction to Cordova: Basics
In this article, I’ll introduce you to Cordova, a framework used for developing mobile applications. If you’re new to Cordova or you want to know whether it’s the right tool for your next projec...
01:00 pm - Mon, January 4, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Rails Image Upload: Using CarrierWave in a Rails App
If you are building a web application, you definitely will want to enable image uploading. Image uploading is an important feature in modern-day applications, and images have been known to be useful ...
12:00 pm - Mon, January 4, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Building a CMS: Structure and Styling
What You'll Be CreatingThere has been a trend of “flat CMS design” webservers. This simply refers to a Content Management System (CMS) that does not store its information in a database. Instead, a...
03:45 pm - Fri, January 1, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Working With JSON in Swift
The JSON data format is widely used across the modern web and it is one of the most common ways to transfer data. Many modern APIs, RESTful web services in particular, support the JSON data format.I...
12:00 pm - Fri, January 1, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Introducing the WP REST API
With its inception in 2003, WordPress has grown up from merely a blogging platform to a full fledged content management system. Over these past years, it has matured enough to cater the need of vast m...
12:25 pm - Thu, December 31, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Free Course: How to Become a Web Developer
Web development can be a daunting topic to get started with. Unlike with conventional applications, not only do you need to be familiar with how the web works, but you also have to understand a variet...
12:00 pm - Thu, December 31, 2015
TutsPlus - Code Magento Theme Development: Series Finale
When I initially planned this series, it was intended to be a 15-article series, in which we planned to develop all the pages of the theme, including the shopping cart, checkout pages, login/sign up p...