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12:00 pm - Fri, July 29, 2016
TutsPlus - Code 20 Useful Video Plugins Available on CodeCanyon
From static images to animated GIFs, from “best viewed on Netscape 4.0” to being viewed on any and every device imaginable, the Internet has always pushed itself to new limits.So it's no surprise ...
11:50 am - Fri, July 29, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Designing, Wireframing & Prototyping an Android App: Part 1
If you dream of creating the next big thing in Android apps, then I'm not going to lie: you’ve got your work cut out for you! You only need to take a quick peek at the Google Play store to see that ...
12:00 pm - Thu, July 28, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Alternatives to Amazon's Cloud Services (AWS)
Alternatives to Amazon's Web ServicesAmazon's AWS continues to innovate and dominate the cloud services market. It's grown so much that it's become a key component of Amazon's Wall Street mechani...
10:56 am - Thu, July 28, 2016
TutsPlus - Code New Course on the Twig Template Engine for PHP
Embedding HTML in your PHP is one of the worst decisions you can make. Not only is it a pain to write, it's also a pain to maintain. If you use a fully-fledged framework like Laravel, then you don't h...
12:00 am - Thu, July 28, 2016
TutsPlus - Code What Are WordPress Plugins?
Not long ago, we finished a series on How to Get Started With WordPress and then began this short, two-part series as a follow-up. In the previous article, we took an in-depth look at what WordPr...
01:00 pm - Wed, July 27, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Create a Custom Plugin in OpenCart 2.1.x.x: Part One
As a developer, it's always exciting to build custom stuff in any framework, and the same is true for OpenCart plugins as well. In this two-part series, I'll explain custom plugin development in Open...
12:00 pm - Wed, July 27, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Building a REST API With AWS SimpleDB and Node.js
SimpleDB is a remote database offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The world of data stores is usually divided into SQL and NoSQL, based on the use (or non-use) of the SQL language. NoSQL data stores...
11:13 am - Wed, July 27, 2016
TutsPlus - Code An Introduction to Loopj
Loopj is an Android library for making asynchronous HTTP requests. I like it for its ease of use and simplicity. Created by James Smith, it's also known as "Android Asynchronous HTTP Client", and it...
01:00 pm - Mon, July 25, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Share Your Python Packages
OverviewPython packages are the building blocks of Python applications. They encapsulate some coherent functionality that can be imported and used by many applications and systems. But first, develope...
12:00 pm - Mon, July 25, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Install and Uninstall Hooks in OpenCart
As a module developer, more often than not you’ll need to create a custom schema in your day-to-day OpenCart custom module development. It’s already provisioned, as with the other frameworks, in t...
12:42 pm - Fri, July 22, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Android From Scratch: Background Operations
Aside from the most basic of Android applications, everything you build will require at least some use of background threading to perform an operation. This is because Android has something known as a...
12:00 pm - Fri, July 22, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Write Your Own Python Packages
OverviewPython is a wonderful programming language and much more. One of its weakest points is packaging. This is a well-known fact in the community. Installing, importing, using and creating packages...
12:00 pm - Thu, July 21, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Pure.css Offers an Intriguing Alternative to Bootstrap
What You'll Be CreatingWhat Is Pure.css?While Bootstrap's taken over a huge swath of the web, it can put a bit of a performance burden on sites that might not be necessary for your next project. Pure....
07:45 am - Thu, July 21, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Get Started Building Modern Web Apps With React and Redux
React is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces that has taken the web development world by storm. However, in a community that favours choice and flexibility, it can be hard to know where ...
02:00 pm - Wed, July 20, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Cost-Effective Mobile Solutions: Think Small Business, Not Enterprise
IntroductionAlthough the term "enterprise apps" sounds as if these applications must be used exclusively by large corporations, in actuality small businesses can benefit from developing such apps as w...
01:00 pm - Wed, July 20, 2016
TutsPlus - Code New Features in Laravel 5.2
In this article, I will take a look at the new features of Laravel 5.2 and describe them one by one. The new features are listed below: implicit route model binding form array validation API rate-limi...
12:50 pm - Wed, July 20, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Android From Scratch: How to Store Application Data Locally
When it comes to persisting application data locally, Android developers are definitely spoiled for choice. In addition to direct access to both the internal and external storage areas of an Android d...
12:00 pm - Wed, July 20, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Rake 301
This final article looks at FileList, Pathmap, CLEAN, CLOBBER, and passing arguments. These are not super important for beginners right away, but they will certainly come in very handy at a later poin...
10:32 am - Wed, July 20, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Hand-off Photoshop and Sketch Designs With Sympli
Let’s take a look at Sympli; a collaboration platform for designers and developers. It works with Xcode, Android Studio, Sketch and Photoshop–in this tutorial we’ll cover the designer’s perspe...
03:40 pm - Tue, July 19, 2016
TutsPlus - Code New Course: Data Handling WithPython
Python is a powerful language that is easy to learn and excels at many different types of computing. It is used to run large, well-known websites. It is used to process log files and make sense of the...
03:39 pm - Tue, July 19, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Kickstart Your iOS Career With These 4 Courses
Do you want to develop apps for iOS devices?If so, these four courses will give you the solid foundation you need. With expert guidance from Envato Tuts+ instructor Derek Jensen, you'll learn all the ...
12:55 pm - Tue, July 19, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Install and Set Up a New WordPress WooCommerce Theme
WooCommerce is the most popular and “most customizable eCommerce platform for building your online business.” You can download WooCommerce for free, but you really begin to see its power when you ...
12:00 pm - Tue, July 19, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Running a Business While Keeping Up With Changing Technology
For those of you who have read any of my tutorials on Envato Tuts+, you know that I spend the majority of time working with WordPress. If I'm not building custom solutions for others, then I'm often w...
01:00 pm - Mon, July 18, 2016
TutsPlus - Code 20 Useful WordPress eCommerce Plugins Available on CodeCanyon
If you're running an online store, chances are you're using WooCommerce. It happens to be the world's favorite ecommerce solution—and best of all, you can start using it for free.Because it has beco...
12:15 pm - Fri, July 15, 2016
TutsPlus - Code An Introduction to NativeScript
In this article, we're going to take a look at NativeScript, an open-source framework for building mobile apps with JavaScript. At the end of the article, you should have a pretty good idea of what Na...
12:00 pm - Fri, July 15, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Use Python Packages
Python packages allow you to break down large systems and organize their modules in a consistent way that you and other people can use and reuse efficiently. Python's motto of "Batteries Included" me...
10:22 am - Fri, July 15, 2016
TutsPlus - Code New Short Course: Write a jQuery Plugin
jQuery is the most popular JavaScript library, and one of the reasons for that popularity is jQuery's extensibility. Not only does jQuery give us a lot of goodies out of the box, but the community has...
01:00 pm - Thu, July 14, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Program With Yii2: Uploading Files
What You'll Be CreatingIf you're asking, "What's Yii?" check out my earlier tutorial: Introduction to the Yii Framework, which reviews the benefits of Yii and includes an overview of what's new in Y...
12:00 pm - Thu, July 14, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Building a Welcome Page for Your WordPress Product: WP Transients API
When it comes to building a web app with WordPress, its powerful APIs provide a great deal of help. Adding or retrieving any data with the Options API is not a big deal. But sometimes we need to store...
02:00 pm - Wed, July 13, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Use Jscrambler 4 to Protect Your Application's Integrity
In recent years, as a platform-independent language, JavaScript has found its way to a wide array of uses, ranging from mobile applications to HTML5-based games and Node.js servers. Long gone are the ...
01:00 pm - Wed, July 13, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Rails Image Upload Using Dragonfly
File uploading is an important feature in web applications. Aside from enabling users to upload profile pictures, the use of file uploading features varies. I have shown you how to enable file uploadi...
12:00 pm - Wed, July 13, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Rake 201
In this second article about Rake, we dive a little deeper and cover slightly advanced topics like file tasks, rules, multitasks and more that will improve your Rake chops significantly.Topics Disclai...
01:00 pm - Tue, July 12, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Using Containers With Bluemix DevOps Services
IntroductionThis tutorial will demonstrate some of the integrated capabilities found in IBM Bluemix and IBM Bluemix DevOps Services (IDS).Bluemix now includes a new beta service to host Docker contain...
12:00 pm - Tue, July 12, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Determine What to Build With WordPress
As an application, WordPress is in a unique position. For one thing, it powers roughly 25% of the web in that it serves as both as a blogging platform and content management system. But it's also...
04:45 pm - Mon, July 11, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Create an Xcode Source Editor Extension
What You'll Be CreatingIntroduction Xcode is the main IDE (Integrated Development Environment) used by thousands and thousands of developers every day. It is an awesome tool, but sometimes you want to...
01:00 pm - Mon, July 11, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Introduction to Google DFP: Optimizing Revenue
What You'll Be CreatingOptimizing Your Google Advertising Revenue This is the eighth tutorial in our series about Google DoubleClick for Publishers. DFP is a service that can seem incredibly complica...
12:00 pm - Mon, July 11, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Building a Welcome Page for Your WordPress Product: Introduction
Right after you update WordPress, you are redirected to view a welcome page. This welcome page helps you better understand the new features and bug fixes in the current update. The same is the case wi...
03:55 pm - Fri, July 8, 2016
TutsPlus - Code What to Expect From Swift 3
You probably know that Swift 3 is coming later this year. It is the first release that incorporates the hard work of a fantastic community. Dozens of proposals were submitted since Apple open sourced ...
02:21 pm - Fri, July 8, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Process Payments With Stripe and Laravel Cashier: HTTP vs. HTTPS
Stripe is a payment-processing service that comes with a suite of easy-to-use APIs and powers e-commerce for businesses of all sizes. Stripe makes it easy to implement secure credit-card transactions ...
01:00 pm - Thu, July 7, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Securing ASP.NET Web API
Once you have your Web API developed, before exposing it to your clients, based upon your needs you may need to secure some or all parts of your API Service so that only verified users can access your...
12:00 pm - Thu, July 7, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Rake 101
This article explains the basics of Rake. It’s a super popular build tool that is written in Ruby. It offers a lot of flexibility and is used to manage all kinds of tasks. If you are using Rails, I ...
12:00 pm - Thu, July 7, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Quick Tip: What Is a Metaclass inPython?
This quick tip gives a brief overview of what we mean by a metaclass in Python and shows some examples of the concept.Before delving into this article, I should point out an important point about clas...
01:00 pm - Wed, July 6, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Templating With Jinja2 in Flask: Date and Time Formatting With moment.js
In the first and second parts of this three-part tutorial series, we saw how to lay out the template structure in a Flask-based application using Jinja2 in a modular manner and how to create custom...
12:10 pm - Tue, July 5, 2016
TutsPlus - Code New Course: Unit Testing React Components
Want to know how to unit test React components? Our new short course, Unit Testing React Components, will show you how.What You’ll LearnReact is a very popular library, so you can find courses all o...
12:00 pm - Tue, July 5, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Internationalizing WordPress Projects: A Practical Example, Part 1
In this series, we're taking a look at how to internationalize our WordPress projects. For those who are just joining us, I highly recommend you review the first post in the series as we take a look a...
04:45 pm - Mon, July 4, 2016
TutsPlus - Code An Introduction to Android Firmware
Android phones and tablets are generally a lot more open than their counterparts running operating systems such as iOS, Tizen, or Windows 10 Mobile. If you don't like the firmware the device manufactu...
01:00 pm - Mon, July 4, 2016
TutsPlus - Code 20 Useful PHP Frameworks Available on CodeCanyon
"There's no reason to reinvent the wheel."Not only is reinventing something that already exists time ill spent, it's also usually ill-fated. The same can be said with web development. This is why usin...
12:00 pm - Mon, July 4, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Migration to Magento 2: Migrating the Site
In the previous article of this series, I gave an overview of the Magento migration process and discussed some of the pros and cons to consider while planning your migration. In this article, we’ll ...
02:55 pm - Fri, July 1, 2016
TutsPlus - Code What's New in Xcode 8
During WWDC, Apple traditionally gives developers a sneak peek of the next major release of its IDE, Xcode. With every major release, the company improves its developer tools and adds a number of comp...
12:00 pm - Fri, July 1, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Counting Word Frequency in a File UsingPython
Ever wondered about a quick way to tell what some document is focusing on? What is its main topic? Let me give you this simple trick. List the unique words mentioned in the document, and then check ho...
01:00 pm - Thu, June 30, 2016
TutsPlus - Code How to Use Jscrambler 4 to Protect Your Application's Integrity
In recent years, as a platform-independent language, JavaScript has found its way to a wide array of uses, ranging from mobile applications to HTML5-based games and Node.js servers. Long gone are the ...
12:00 pm - Thu, June 30, 2016
TutsPlus - Code Quick Tip: How to Read Extremely Large Text Files Using Python
Let me start directly by asking, do we really need Python to read large text files? Wouldn't our normal word processor or text editor suffice for that? When I mention large here, I mean extremely larg...