1 COMMENT
JavaScript
Pavels Jelisejevs, Dec 08

Quick Tip: Kick-Start React Projects with Create-React-App

Pavels Jelisejevs shows how to start new React projects quickly, easily, and with zero configuration using Facebook's official create-react-app starter kit.
Design & UX
Alex Walker, Dec 07

UI Motion : Can You Tell a Story with Movement?

We all think carefully about choosing a color, but – as Heider and Simmel show – the way an object moves can have a profound impact on how we feel about it.
Web
Lucero del Alba, Dec 07

7 Atom Add-ons for Running Code and Previewing Changes

Lucero del Alba introduces 7 Atom add-ons for previewing changes in HTML, CSS, JS and Markdown, and for executing interpreted and compiled code.
4 COMMENTs
JavaScript
Keenan Payne, Dec 07

Displaying Dynamic Messages Using the Web Notification API

Show your users important updates with a browser notification. Keenan Payne looks at how to use the native Notification API to display messages and icons.
7 COMMENTs
WordPress
Chris Burgess, Dec 07

What’s New in WordPress 4.7

WordPress 4.7 "Vaughan” has just landed honouring the jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan. Chris Burgess covers what's new in this latest release.
19 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Daniel Schwarz, Dec 07

What is Adaptive Design? (And is it Different from Responsive Design?)

We all have an understanding of responsive design, but how does it relate to 'Adaptive design'? Turns out the answer depends on who you ask.
1 COMMENT
Mobile
Theodhor Pandeli, Dec 07

What's New in Android Nougat

Android Nougat 7.0 is the latest official Android Operating System update and is currently available only on 0.3% of Android devices, including the Nexus 5X and 6P, and the Android One devices like General Mobile 4G. As with every update, Nougat brings many new features make users’ experience better, easier and more customizable. Let’s start with the new features of Android N: That square you see in the Navigation buttons now has a new use. If you double-tap it, you will switch between your two most used apps. It is the short form of tapping it once, then choosing the second app window. If you are using Google Docs but you need to check something on Chrome, just open Chrome, find that information and double-tap on the recent apps button that will take you automatically to Google Docs.
Web
Tim Evko, Dec 06

Versioning Show, Episode 19, with Glenn Goodrich

In this episode, Tim and David are joined by Glenn Goodrich, aka Ruprict, a developer by day and SitePoint's Ruby Channel editor by night.
3 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Dec 06

Browser Trends December 2016: Mobile Overtakes Desktop

2016 has been remarkable for many reasons. A momentous browser event has occurred: mobile now exceeds desktop usage for the first time since the web began.
1 COMMENT
JavaScript
Kev Zettler, Dec 06

Create Serverless Microservices with Node.js and AWS Lambda

Create web apps and APIs while avoiding server admin or scaling issues. Kev Zettler's AWS Lambda tutorial will teach you how to create serverless solutions.
2 COMMENTs
Mobile
Hunter Jensen, Dec 06

6 Medical Apps Revolutionizing Healthcare

Smartphone apps put a world of valuable information at our fingertips, including information about our health. We’re not talking about the ability to Google diagnoses on your phone — the healthcare apps of today are incredibly advanced and are revolutionizing the way we engage with the medical world. Whether you’re a doctor, patient, or researcher, smartphone apps can no doubt provide fast, efficient, and convenient solutions for your medical needs. Apple officially entered the healthcare market in 2015 with the introduction of ResearchKit and CareKit. Those two software frameworks allow doctors and other medical professionals to create iOS apps that can be used to collect medical research data and help people better understand their medical conditions. ResearchKit allows the 700 million iPhone users worldwide to participate in medical studies — and the information gleaned from those studies is used by medical professionals to identify patterns and better treat patients. As well as allowing medical institutions to create apps that work for their research needs, ResearchKit launched five apps of its own, including mPower, an app that’s been used to conduct a large scale (10,000+ participants) study of Parkinson’s disease. That study has already provided researchers with greater insight into the condition.
7 COMMENTs
Java
Nicolai Parlog, Dec 05

Reflection vs Encapsulation - Stand Off in the Java Module System

Reflection wants to break into all code; encapsulation wants to give modules a safe space. How can this stand off be resolved?
5 COMMENTs
JavaScript
Julian Motz, Dec 05

Building a Cross-platform Desktop App with NW.js

Julian Motz introduces NW.js, a framework for creating native applications using web technologies like HTML, JavaScript and CSS.
8 COMMENTs
PHP
Christopher Pitt, Dec 05

The Delicious Evils of PHP

Chris looks into two of the most feared and hated core functions of PHP: exec and eval. But are they really that evil?
3 COMMENTs
Ruby
Glenn Goodrich, Dec 05

5 Ruby Resources for the Hour of Code

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Over the last couple of years, I've been an active participant in the Hour of Code. If you're unfamiliar with the Hour of Code, here's a blurb from its site:

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.

In a nutshell, the HoC is a week in December where nerds like you and me have a chance to go into a classroom and lead a programming-related event. It is incredibly fulfilling. I cherish the times I've had in the classroom and I look forward to doing it again this week. I strongly encourage you to find a local school and offer up some of your time. Often, you don't even have to go to the school, as they can set up Hangouts or Skype calls with the class. I've gone the hangout route before, and while it wasn't as much fun as being in the classroom, it is still enjoyable and greatly appreciated by the teachers and students.

Web
Ardian Haxha, Dec 02

Keybase: Sending, Receiving and Sharing Encrypted Messages

Ardian Haxha introduces Keybase, a social media service for sending, receiving and sharing encrypted messages.
WordPress
Lucy Barret, Dec 02

Boost Productivity with 5 Tools for WordPress Automation

Lucy Barret shares some of the best tools and plugins for WordPress Automation that will help boost your productivity.
4 COMMENTs
PHP
Patrick van Bergen, Dec 02

Using GDELT 2 with PHP to Analyze the World!

Patrick looks at an example use of GDELT - the world's database of events - and uses it to analyze some world trends with PHP and SQL. Check it out!
2 COMMENTs
Mobile
Tatsiana Levdikova, Dec 02

Using Color Schemes in Mobile UI Design

According to Kissmetrics, a product’s visual appearance is the number one factor influencing consumers’ purchasing decisions. Nowadays, it is common practice among marketing managers to hire color consultants to get assistance in determining a color (or colors) that would attract their customers. They understand that colors are an important marketing tool. Mobile app developers have many useful things to learn from them. The color wheel based on the three primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) has been used by artists for centuries. The first color diagram was developed by Newton 350 years ago. The color wheel used nowadays includes primary, secondary (green, orange, and purple) and tertiary colors (yellow-orange, red-orange, red-purple, blue-purple, blue-green, and yellow-green).
1 COMMENT
Web
Craig Buckler, Dec 02

7 Reasons Your Website Needs WhoAPI

Craig Buckler looks at WhoAPI, a website and domain monitoring service.
Entrepreneur
Aleczander Gamboa, Dec 02

Kick. Start. Smart: 3 Lessons for Emerging Entrepreneurs to Adopt

Aleczander Gamboa gives the three most important lessons every aspiring entrepreneur should adopt.
4 COMMENTs
Java
Eevee, Dec 01

Maybe I Was Wrong about Java - Part 2

A run-through of some common perceptions of Java, from someone who doesn't regularly work with it. Is it really that abstract and wordy?
2 COMMENTs
Entrepreneur
Abhishek Talreja, Dec 01

10 Tips for Generating Business Leads with Free Webinars

Abhishek Talreja shows you how to start using free webinars to build not only business leads, but your credibility in your niche's community.
11 COMMENTs
Web
Simon Codrington, Dec 01

Edit Code in the Browser with ICEcoder

Simon Codrington reviews ICEcoder, a browser-based code editor, and asks whether this way of developing has matured enough for widespread use.