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03:45 pm - Wed, June 29, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Android From Scratch: How to Use Resources In an Application
Any app that you develop will have to include some sort of local resources and values, such as strings, image assets (even if it's just the app icon) and colors. In this tutorial, you learn about reso...
03:31 pm - Tue, June 28, 2016
TutsPlus - Code 4 Practical Laravel Courses for PHPDevelopers
Laravel is a PHP framework for modern web apps. Recently upgraded to version 5, Laravel is a mature system that continues to win support due to its elegance and stability. Laravel ships with built-in ...
01:00 pm - Tue, June 28, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Internationalizing WordPress Projects: The Introduction
A few years ago, I wrote about the process of internationalizing WordPress-based projects. Though I think there are some times when tutorials don't necessarily need updating, refreshing, or revisiting...
12:41 pm - Tue, June 28, 2016
TutsPlus - Code New Coffee Break Course on the WordPress Theme Template Hierarchy
Template files generate the web pages on your WordPress site. Different kinds of pages can have different templates. For example, a page for viewing a single post usually has a different template than...
12:00 pm - Tue, June 28, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Using JSX and React
What You'll Be CreatingJSX is similar to a mix of XML and HTML. You use JSX within React code to easily create components for your apps. JSX transforms into JavaScript when React compiles the code. T...
02:45 pm - Mon, June 27, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Work With Geofences on Android
Location aware resources allow your application to interact with the physical world and they are ideal for increasing user engagement. Although many mobile apps use them, the topic of this tutorial ...
01:00 pm - Mon, June 27, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Building Your Startup: Customizing the Meeting View
What You'll Be CreatingIntroductionThis tutorial is part of the Building Your Startup With PHP series on Envato Tuts+. In this series, I'm guiding you through launching a startup from concept to reali...
07:05 pm - Fri, June 24, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Rapid, Interactive Prototyping With Xcode Playgrounds
What You'll Be CreatingIntroductionSince their introduction in Xcode 6 alongside Swift, to their current iteration in Xcode 7.3.1, playgrounds have come a long way. With new features and better stabi...
02:47 pm - Thu, June 23, 2016
TutsPlus - Code What's New in Android Studio 2? Find Out in Our New Course
In order to improve the experience of Android developers, Google updates Android Studio very frequently. Usually, these are no more than minor enhancements and bug fixes. However, in early April 2016,...
12:00 pm - Thu, June 23, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Getting Started With React
What You'll Be CreatingMVC is a very popular paradigm in web development and has been around for quite some time. The React framework is an powerful part of that Model-View-Controller trinity, because...
02:45 pm - Wed, June 22, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Which Platform to Choose For Your Next Mobile Game?
In this article, we explore several game engines and frameworks, highlighting some of the key advantages each of them offers. After reading this article, you will have several options to choose from t...
01:00 pm - Wed, June 22, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Python Virtual Environments
Overview Many of us work on multiple Python projects at the same time. Multiple projects may depend on different versions of the same library. This is a problem. Even if you work with a single project...
01:00 pm - Wed, June 22, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Domain-Driven Design in Laravel 5
The process of software development is complicated. When we face problems, we usually try to tackle the complexity by turning it into more understandable and manageable pieces.Domain-Driven Design is ...
12:27 pm - Wed, June 22, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Tips for Dealing With Stress in the Digital Industry
A career within digital industries often leads to stress: tight deadlines, troublesome communication with clients, and unapproved work are all occurrences which you’ll encounter at some point.For pe...
12:00 pm - Wed, June 22, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Developing an ASP.NET Web API
ASP.NET Web API is a framework for building web APIs on top of the .NET Framework which makes use of HTTP. As almost any platform that you can think of has an HTTP library, HTTP services can be consum...
01:00 pm - Tue, June 21, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Using PHP CodeSniffer With WordPress: Installing and Using the WordPress Rules
If you're just joining the series, we've been discussing the topic of code smells, how to refactor them, and tools that are available to help us automate some of the monotony that comes with doing so,...
12:00 pm - Tue, June 21, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Templating With Jinja2 in Flask: Advanced
In the first part of this three-part tutorial series, we saw how to lay out the template structure in a Flask-based application using Jinja2. We also saw how blocks can be used to leverage the inhe...
12:00 pm - Tue, June 21, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Create a Custom API in OpenCart
You'll need to create custom APIs for unique requirements in your project development at some point in time, and that's what we'll cover throughout the course of this tutorial. In our custom API modul...
10:00 am - Tue, June 21, 2016
TutsPlus - Code 4 Practical Laravel Courses for PHPDevelopers
Laravel is a PHP framework for modern web apps. Recently upgraded to version 5, Laravel is a mature system that continues to win support due to its elegance and stability. Laravel ships with built-in ...
03:45 pm - Mon, June 20, 2016
TutsPlus - Code What's New in Android N and Wear 2.0
Although the Developer Preview for Android N had been available for a little while before Google I/O for select devices, Google announced an official beta release for users with those devices during t...
01:00 pm - Mon, June 20, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Building a Collaborative Web App With PubNub, React.js, and ES6
In my previous tutorials, I demonstrated how to prototype Internet of Things devices, and also created data visualizations from hardware sensors, using PubNub’s Data Stream Network. In this tutor...
12:00 pm - Sat, June 18, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Create a 'Conversation' Banner With Revolving Text in WordPress: Part 2
What You'll Be CreatingIn this set of two tutorials, we're creating a slider to display posts from a custom post type in such a way as to create a conversation effect between two speakers in an image....
04:45 pm - Fri, June 17, 2016
TutsPlus - Code WWDC 2016 Aftermath
Earlier this week, Apple officially kicked off their annual WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) event in San Francisco. As always, the event began with a keynote during which Apple announced update...
01:00 pm - Fri, June 17, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Automate and Optimize Your WordPress Development and Testing on Pantheon
In my previous tutorial, I guided you through the steps of getting started with creating and maintaining a production-safe WordPress site using a "Dev-Test-Live" three-environment setup on Pantheon. I...
12:00 pm - Fri, June 17, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Rails Image Upload: Using Paperclip in a Rails Application
In the first two parts of this series, I showed you how to enable image uploading in Rails using CarrierWave. In this part, you will see how to do so using Paperclip.Paperclip is a Ruby gem provided ...
11:44 am - Thu, June 16, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Get Started Creating an Apple TV App With Swift
As time goes on in the world of development targeting the Apple platform, we continue to find new and exciting ways to engage consumers. The newest Apple platform allows us to engage our audience whil...
04:45 pm - Wed, June 15, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Swift and Regular Expressions: Swift
In the first tutorial of this series, we explored the basics of regular expressions, including the syntax to write regular expressions. In this tutorial, we apply what we have learned so far to levera...
04:45 pm - Wed, June 15, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Android From Scratch: Understanding Adapters and Adapter Views
Adapter views are so ubiquitous that you'd have a hard time finding a popular Android app that doesn't use them. The name might sound unfamiliar, but if you think you've never seen an adapter view, ...
03:00 pm - Wed, June 15, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Get Started With Mobile Game Development
At this week's E3 expo, the latest mobile games are sure to create a buzz. But what if you want to get started in this growing field yourself? How do you learn how to develop games for Android or iOS?...
12:00 pm - Wed, June 15, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Create a 'Conversation' Banner With Revolving Text in WordPress: Part 1
Sliders can be controversial—we've all had clients who've insisted on them regardless of whether they enhance the site. But they do have their place. They can help to highlight key content, display ...
01:00 pm - Tue, June 14, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Using PHP CodeSniffer With WordPress: Installing and Using PHP CodeSniffer
In the first article of this series, we defined code smells and looked at a few examples of what they are and how we may refactor them so the quality of the code is improved. Recall:[A] code smell, al...
12:00 pm - Tue, June 14, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Queries in Rails, Part 3
In this last piece, we are going to look a bit deeper into queries and play with a few more advanced scenarios. We will cover relationships of Active Record models a bit more in this article, but I'll...
12:00 am - Tue, June 14, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Templating With Jinja2 in Flask: Essentials
Jinja2 is a template engine written in pure Python. It provides a Django-inspired non-XML syntax but supports inline expressions and an optional sandboxed environment. It is small but fast, apart f...
04:45 pm - Mon, June 13, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Swift and Regular Expressions: Syntax
1. IntroductionSimply put, regular expressions (regexes or regexps for short) are a way of specifying string patterns. You are undoubtedly familiar with the search and replace function in your favori...
03:15 pm - Fri, June 10, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Create a Face Detection App With React Native
Are you a hybrid app developer wanting to include face detection into your app, but you don't have any idea where to start? As a start, you could read An Introduction to Face Detection on Android, ...
12:00 pm - Fri, June 10, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Professional Error Handling With Python
In this tutorial you'll learn how to handle error conditions in Python from a whole system point of view. Error handling is a critical aspect of design, and it crosses from the lowest levels (sometime...
12:00 pm - Fri, June 10, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Quick Tip: How to Create a Universally Unique Identifier in Python
Before going ahead and describing how we can use Python to create a universally unique identifier (UUID), one might ask, what is the UUID anyway? So, let's start by defining what we mean by a UUID and...
08:28 pm - Thu, June 9, 2016
TutsPlus - Code File and Directory Operations Using Python
In a previous tutorial, I discussed how we can read, open, close, and write to files. In this tutorial, I will go further and discuss different operations we can perform on files and directories (fold...
12:21 pm - Thu, June 9, 2016
TutsPlus - Code New eBooks Available for Subscribers
Do you want to learn more about programming with Python? How about mastering React, or getting started with SpriteKit? Our latest batch of eBooks will teach you all you need to know about these topics...
04:45 pm - Wed, June 8, 2016
TutsPlus - Code What's New in Android Studio 2.2?
The last few months have been an exciting time for Android Studio. First came version 2.1 with support for Android N. Then Google I/O brought us a preview of the next major release in the form of Andr...
01:00 pm - Tue, June 7, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Using PHP CodeSniffer With WordPress: Understanding Code Smells
Oftentimes, the way in which we write code depends on how we got started with programming.For example, if someone has a formal education in computing, they are likely to know a variety of principles t...
12:00 am - Tue, June 7, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Integrate UberGallery With OpenCart: Part Two
In this series, we are exploring how to integrate the UberGallery script with OpenCart. To achieve that, we are building a module in OpenCart, so we could do the things natively. In the first part of ...
02:25 pm - Mon, June 6, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Data Validation With Core Data: Advanced Constraints
In the previous tutorial, you learned how to define common constraints in the data model. In this tutorial, I show you how you can define more advanced constraints in code. 1. Project SetupDownload th...
01:00 pm - Mon, June 6, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Using the Mailgun Store(): A Temporary Mailbox for Your App's Incoming Email
What You'll Be CreatingWelcome to a special episode of our Building Your Startup series sponsored by Mailgun. In this series, I'm guiding you through launching a startup from concept to reality usi...
06:45 pm - Fri, June 3, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Taking Control of the tvOS Focus Engine
IntroductionOn iOS, users normally interact with your apps via the device's touch screen. On tvOS, however, user interaction is handled by moving the current focus between views on the screen.Luckily...
12:00 pm - Fri, June 3, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Queries in Rails, Part 2
In this second article, we’ll dive a little deeper into Active Record queries in Rails. In case you are still new to SQL, I’ll add examples that are simple enough that you can tag along and pick u...
01:00 pm - Thu, June 2, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Using Laravel Valet for WordPress Development
If you're familiar with the PHP community, then you're likely familiar with a number of the different applications and frameworks that are currently popular in the development space today. One of the...
12:00 pm - Thu, June 2, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Image Processing UsingPython
In a 1911 newspaper article discussing journalism and publicity, and quoting the newspaper editor Tess Flanders, the following expression appeared: Use a picture. It's worth a thousand words.A simila...
04:45 pm - Wed, June 1, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Android From Scratch: Connecting Activities and Applications
An Android application that is composed of several, simple activities tends to offer a much better user experience than one that has crammed all of its functionality into one, large and complex activ...
01:00 pm - Wed, June 1, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Using Subversion to Check Out WordPress
There are a lot of reasons to enjoy following open-source software, one of which is the ability to learn from the code that others have built. Other examples include: following along with bug tickets...
12:00 pm - Wed, June 1, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Integrate UberGallery With OpenCart: Part One
UberGallery is a simple PHP script that creates a nice web image gallery by generating thumbnails of the original images on the fly. You just need to upload images to a specific directory, and they’...
03:37 pm - Tue, May 31, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Integrate SmoothState.js Into a WordPress Theme
In our previous tutorial, we used the History Web API within a static site to serve smooth page transitions. In this tutorial we’re going to take things to the next level, by applying what we lea...