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03:00 pm - Fri, April 28, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Introducing SpriteKit
SpriteKit is Apple's 2D game engine—a rendering engine built on top of OpenGL. It was introduced with iOS 7, and each subsequent release has brought great additions to the framework. With the use o...
02:26 pm - Fri, April 28, 2017
TutsPlus - Code A Quick Guide to Dependency Management With Bower
 Web developers use a variety of libraries and frameworks in their sites, jQuery among them, and they need some way to easily manage them. Bower is such a tool, and in this video tutorial from my cou...
12:00 pm - Fri, April 28, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Using the Twitter API to Tweet Repetitive Content
What You'll Be CreatingWelcome back to our coverage of the Twitter API. If you use Twitter, you may have come across a friend sharing tweets from the @infinite_scream bot (shown above). I know it's m...
12:00 pm - Thu, April 27, 2017
TutsPlus - Code 8 Best WordPress Slider & Carousel Plugins of 2017
Whether you want to show off customer testimonials, your latest blog posts, your best images, or just celebrate the members of your team, there is a WordPress slider or carousel plugin out there that...
11:00 am - Thu, April 27, 2017
TutsPlus - Code How to Create iMessage Stickers in Adobe Illustrator and Make Extra Cash!
What You'll Be CreatingYou may have noticed that there is a craze for iMessage stickers since they were introduced with iOS 10. Today, you can now create and sell your very own digital stickers, inste...
10:29 am - Thu, April 27, 2017
TutsPlus - Code How to Use Google Cloud Machine Learning Services for Android
News these days is full of buzzwords such as automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. That's probably why more and more smartphone users are starting to look for smarter apps. As a r...
12:00 pm - Wed, April 26, 2017
TutsPlus - Code 20 Best PHP Email Forms
Email forms take on many different shapes and sizes. Sure, there's the classic “contact form” you'll find on just about every website, but sometimes you need something more robust—or maybe you s...
04:36 am - Wed, April 26, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Swift From Scratch: Delegation and Properties
In the previous lesson, you created a simple Swift project in Xcode, a basic to-do application. In this installment of Swift From Scratch, we're going to add the ability to create to-do items. Along t...
12:00 pm - Tue, April 25, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Getting Started With Chart.js: Scales
In the last four tutorials, you have learned a great deal about Chart.js. After reading the first four tutorials, you should now be able to customize the tooltips and labels, change the fonts, and cre...
12:00 pm - Tue, April 25, 2017
TutsPlus - Code 15 Best Swift App Templates
IntroductionMobile users have come to expect the UI consistency and performance that can only come from native apps. Building a feature-rich iOS app with an elegant user interface can be challenging, ...
04:16 pm - Mon, April 24, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Quick Tip: Introducing Android Os Adaptive Icons and Pinned Shortcuts
In this series of quick tips we’ve been looking at some of the upcoming UI changes you can start working with today, via the Android O Developer Preview.In this final post in the series, we’re goi...
01:11 pm - Mon, April 24, 2017
TutsPlus - Code New Short Course: React State Management With MobX
What You'll Be CreatingIf you're a JavaScript developer who wants to learn more about managing state in React, try our new short course, React State Management With MobX.What You’ll LearnIn this sho...
12:00 pm - Mon, April 24, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Building Your Startup: Leveraging Bootstrap, Ajax, andjQuery
What You'll Be CreatingThis 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 reality using ...
01:00 pm - Fri, April 21, 2017
TutsPlus - Code How to Create a Laravel Helper
To begin with, I would rather let the Laravel official site speak about helpers.Laravel includes a variety of global "helper" PHP functions. Many of these functions are used by the framework itself; h...
12:00 pm - Fri, April 21, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Getting Started With Chart.js: Pie,Doughnut, and Bubble Charts
You have learned about four different chart types in Chart.js up to this point. The second tutorial of the series covered line and bar charts. The third tutorial discussed radar and polar area charts....
08:37 pm - Thu, April 20, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Swift From Scratch: Inheritance and Protocols
If you've read the previous lessons of this series, you should have a good grasp of the fundamentals of the Swift programming language by now. We talked about variables, constants, and functions, and ...
01:00 pm - Thu, April 20, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Introduction to Parallel and Concurrent Programming in Python
Python is one of the most popular languages for data processing and data science in general. The ecosystem provides a lot of libraries and frameworks that facilitate high-performance computing. Doing ...
12:00 pm - Thu, April 20, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Getting Started With Chart.js: Radar and Polar Area Charts
The previous tutorial of this series focused on creating line and bar charts using Chart.js. Both these charts have their own uses and configuration options that were covered in detail in the last tut...
05:07 pm - Wed, April 19, 2017
TutsPlus - Code How to Set Up a Project in Angular 2
 The introduction of Angular 2 meant big changes for Angular developers. Often the best thing to do is to undertake a rewrite of the app, module by module.You can learn how to get started in this vid...
03:55 pm - Wed, April 19, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Quick Tip: Working With Custom Fonts in Android O
The first developer preview of Android O is here!In this series, we’re looking at some of the up-and-coming UI features that you can start experimenting with today, via the Android O Developer Previ...
01:00 pm - Wed, April 19, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Working With PHP Arrays in the Right Way
In this tutorial, I am going to make a list of common PHP array functions with examples of usage and best practices. Every PHP developer must know how to use them and how to combine array functions to...
12:00 pm - Wed, April 19, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Getting Started With Chart.js: Line and Bar Charts
In the first introductory Chart.js tutorial of the series, you learned how to install and use Chart.js in a project. You also learned about some global configuration options that can be used to chang...
01:00 pm - Tue, April 18, 2017
TutsPlus - Code How to Handle Errors & Exceptions in the Yii Framework
What You'll Be CreatingIntroduction In today's tutorial, I'll introduce Yii's error and exception handling and guide you through some introductory scenarios. Wondering what Yii is? Check out our Int...
01:00 pm - Tue, April 18, 2017
TutsPlus - Code 20 Best Popup & Opt-In WordPress Plugins
We all know that providing informative, entertaining and/or inspiring content is a critical component to attracting visitors to our sites, but for many users the million dollar question is how to conv...
12:28 pm - Tue, April 18, 2017
TutsPlus - Code New Course: Code a Mobile App With NativeScript
Our new short course, Code a Mobile App With NativeScript, will quickly get you up and running with NativeScript, a useful framework for building cross-platform native mobile apps. What You’ll Lear...
12:00 pm - Tue, April 18, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Getting Started With Chart.js: Introduction
People normally don't want to go through a large amount of data presented to them in form of text or tables. Mostly that's because it is boring, but more importantly, it's a little harder to process r...
12:00 pm - Tue, April 18, 2017
TutsPlus - Code 15 Best Ionic App Templates
With Ionic, creating a high-performance, cross-platform mobile app is as easy as creating a website. In fact, if you are a seasoned web developer who wants to become an Android or iOS app developer ov...
05:00 pm - Mon, April 17, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Android Things and Machine Learning
Android Things allows you to make amazing IoT devices with simple code, but one of the things that can make a device extraordinary is machine learning. While there are a few services available online ...
12:00 pm - Mon, April 17, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Building Your Startup With PHP: Bootstrap Your Home Page
What You'll Be CreatingThis 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 reality using ...
07:24 pm - Thu, April 13, 2017
TutsPlus - Code How to Make Your First Route in Laravel 5
 Laravel is a PHP framework for modern web apps. It ships with built-in support for database migrations, object-relational mapping, routing, and authentication, making it easier for developers to sta...
05:00 pm - Thu, April 13, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Create a Blackjack Game in Swift 3 and SpriteKit
What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial you'll create a blackjack game in SpriteKit using Swift 3. You'll learn about implementing touch, creating visual animations, and many other concepts that will ...
01:00 pm - Thu, April 13, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Building a Python Code Review Scheduler: Review Follow-Up
In the third part of this series, you saw how to save the code review request information for follow-up. You created a method called read_email to fetch the emails from the inbox to check if a reviewe...
12:00 pm - Thu, April 13, 2017
TutsPlus - Code How to Build a User Tour With Shepherd in JavaScript
What You'll Be CreatingIntroduction Regardless how simple we try to make our web applications, it's often helpful to guide new users through their first experience. Visual tours are likely the easiest...
07:00 pm - Wed, April 12, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Securing Communications on iOS
Mobile security has become a hot topic. For any app that communicates remotely, it is important to consider the security of user information that is sent across a network. In this post, you'll learn ...
01:00 pm - Wed, April 12, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Building a Python Code Review Scheduler: Keeping the Review Information
In the second part of this series, you saw how to collect the commit information from the git logs and send review requests to random developers selected from the project members list.In this part, yo...
12:00 pm - Wed, April 12, 2017
TutsPlus - Code List Comprehensions in Python
List comprehensions provide you a way of writing for loops more concisely. They can be useful when you want to create new lists from existing lists or iterables. For example, you can use list compreh...
04:58 pm - Tue, April 11, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Serverless Apps With Firebase Cloud Functions
Firebase's goal is to help developers build better apps and grow them into successful businesses. By taking care of your app back-end or infrastructure, Firebase lets you focus on solving problems for...
01:00 pm - Tue, April 11, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Building a Python Code Review Scheduler: Sending Review Requests
In the first part of the tutorial series, you saw how to set up the project and its required configurations. You processed the project git logs and printed them in the terminal. In this part, we'll ta...
12:00 pm - Tue, April 11, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Uploading With Rails and Paperclip
This is the last article in the "Uploading with Rails" series. In the past couple of months we have already discussed the Shrine, Dragonfly, and Carrierwave gems. Today's guest is Paperclip by Thought...
03:53 pm - Mon, April 10, 2017
TutsPlus - Code New Coffee Break Course: Taming Python With Unit Tests
What You'll Be CreatingHey, developers! Never code without a safety net! That's what unit tests are for.In our latest Coffee Break Course, Taming Python With Unit Tests, Envato Tuts+ instructor Derek...
01:00 pm - Mon, April 10, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Building a Python Code Review Scheduler: Processing Log
In this tutorial series, you'll see how to build a code review scheduler using Python. Throughout the course of this series, you'll brush up against some basic concepts like reading emails, sending an...
12:00 pm - Mon, April 10, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Building With the Twitter API: Analyzing Your Followers
What You'll Be CreatingIntroduction Welcome to the latest episode of our Twitter API series. In our last episode, I built Twixxr.com which will let you discover influential women on Twitter for yo...
02:48 pm - Fri, April 7, 2017
TutsPlus - Code How to Use the WordPress REST API's Index Route
 The WordPress REST API is a new addition to the WordPress core and has the potential to change the way we interact with WordPress. With the REST API, we can build web or mobile apps that harness the...
01:00 pm - Fri, April 7, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Docker From the Ground Up: Working With Containers, Part 2
This is part two of a two-part series about working with Docker containers. In part one, we focused on the many ways and options to run an image and how the host can interact with a Docker container....
12:45 pm - Fri, April 7, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Quick Tip: Create Autosizing Text with Android O
The first developer preview of Android O has arrived!In this series of tips we’ll be exploring some of the new UI features that you can look forward to in the upcoming release of Android O(reo?).In ...
12:00 pm - Fri, April 7, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Docker From the Ground Up: Working With Containers, Part 1
This is part one of a two-part series about working with Docker containers. In this part, we'll focus on the many ways and options to run an image and how the host can interact with a Docker container...
12:00 pm - Thu, April 6, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Programming With Yii2: Building a RESTful API
What You'll Be CreatingIn this Programming With Yii2 series, I'm guiding readers in use of the Yii2 Framework for PHP. You may also be interested in my Introduction to the Yii Framework, which re...
12:00 pm - Wed, April 5, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Scraping Webpages in Python With Beautiful Soup: Search and DOM Modification
In the last tutorial, you learned the basics of the Beautiful Soup library. Besides navigating the DOM tree, you can also search for elements with a given class or id. You can also modify the DOM tree...
11:22 am - Wed, April 5, 2017
TutsPlus - Code RxJava 2 for Android Apps: RxBinding and RxLifecycle
RxJava is one of the most popular libraries for bringing reactive programming to the Android platform, and in this three-part series I’ve been showing you how to start using this library in your own...
09:18 am - Wed, April 5, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Watch Our 1000th Envato Tuts Course Livestream Free
We're about to publish our 1000th course on Envato Tuts+ and to celebrate we're livestreaming it free on YouTube. Watch the course and join the discussion!Adobe XD Livestream: Prototyping an AppEnvato...
12:00 pm - Tue, April 4, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Scraping Webpages in Python With Beautiful Soup: The Basics
In a previous tutorial, I showed you how to use the Requests module to access webpages using Python. The tutorial covered a lot of topics like making GET/POST requests and downloading things like ima...
07:52 am - Tue, April 4, 2017
TutsPlus - Code New Course: How to Use the Google Maps API
What You'll Be CreatingDo you want to know how to use Google's huge library of street and satellite maps for your own apps? If so, check out our latest course, How to Use the Google Maps API.What You...
09:11 pm - Mon, April 3, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Swift From Scratch: Closures
If you've worked with blocks in C or Objective-C or lambdas in Ruby, then you won't have a hard time wrapping your head around the concept of closures. Closures are nothing more than blocks of functio...
12:00 pm - Mon, April 3, 2017
TutsPlus - Code Uploading With Rails and Carrierwave
This is another article in the "Uploading with Rails" series. Today we are going to meet Carrierwave—one of the most popular file uploading solutions for Rails. I like Carrierwave because it is easy...
06:11 pm - Fri, March 31, 2017
TutsPlus - Code 19 Best Mobile App Templates With AdMob Integration
Imagine that you're ready to kickstart your own mobile app development business. Chances are that you'd like to use best development practices for your first app, but that you want to code it quickly....