11 COMMENTs
WordPress
Jeff Smith, Apr 04

Why Staging Environments Are Critical for WordPress Sites

WordPress is so easy to work with that it can be tempting to indulge in cowboy coding. Jeff Smith explains why you should use staging environments anyway.
6 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Gabrielle Gosha, Apr 04

5 Emerging Trends to Amp-up Your Web Designs in 2017

Gabrielle Gosha reveals which web design trends you need to try in 2017, including meganavs, overlapping content and neutral tones.
Java
Robert Scholte, Apr 03

Why Maven Cannot Generate Your Module Declaration

Java 9 modules require a module declaration (a file module-info.java), which declares dependencies; just as Maven's POM does. So couldn't Maven generate it?
2 COMMENTs
JavaScript
James Hibbard, Apr 03

How Do You Keep Your JavaScript Dependencies Up-to-date?

A recent report indicated that outdated JavaScript dependencies on the web could pose a bigger problem than previously thought. James Hibbard takes a look.
Web
Craig Buckler, Apr 01

Social Media 2.0: Real Life Augmentation

The next generation of social media is here. Your devices will integrate augmented reality to end the distinction between your real and online lives.
2 COMMENTs
WordPress
Craig Buckler, Mar 31

How to Synchronize WordPress Live and Development Databases

Developing WordPress themes and plugins on a local server can be problematic if it doesn't match your live system. Craig discusses synchronization options.
2 COMMENTs
Java
Nicolai Parlog, Mar 31

Top Resources to Get Started with Java 9

All about Java 9: talks, articles, sites, blogs, courses, and books. If you want to get into Java 9, these resources are going to get you started.
2 COMMENTs
Web
Adrian Try, Mar 31

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Hosting Provider

Having trouble deciding on a web hosting company? Overwhelmed by the options? Follow Adrian Try's checklists to discover the best one for you.
1 COMMENT
PHP
Christopher Pitt, Mar 31

Procedurally Generated Game Terrain with ReactJS, PHP, and Websockets

Chris uses ReactJS, PHP, and Websockets to demonstrate how we can procedurally generate game terrain for our rip-off of Stardew Valley!
Entrepreneur
M. David Green, Mar 30

Taking Steps towards Scrum

In this exclusive excerpt from our book, Scrum: Novice to NInja, by M. David Green, we discuss how to get teams started with the Scrum process.
7 COMMENTs
JavaScript
Nilson Jacques, Mar 30

Writing Better JavaScript with Flow

In this article Nilson Jacques introduces you to Flow, its main features, & how to integrate it into your project to discover bugs in your JavaScript code.
HTML & CSS
Asha Laxmi, Mar 30

CSS Viewport Units: A Quick Start

Asha Laxmi offers an accessible but thorough introduction to the use of CSS viewport units for truly responsive typography and layout elements on the web.
1 COMMENT
PHP
Younes Rafie, Mar 30

How Can I Use Laravel Envoyer or Deployer with SemaphoreCI?

Younes sets up a CI pipeline on SemaphoreCI and makes sure it invokes Deployer or Laravel Envoyer to deploy the app after a successful commit / test.
6 COMMENTs
Entrepreneur
Daniel Schwarz, Mar 30

​Active Collab: How Collaboration Should Have Been All Along

Daniel Schwarz takes a look at Active Collab, a powerful collaboration tool with time tracking, invoicing, task management and more.
1 COMMENT
Design & UX
Ada Ivanoff, Mar 30

6 Free Web-Based SVG Editors Compared

SVG is more important to web design than ever before. Today we no longer need to leave our web browsers to create it. Ada looks at the options.
HTML & CSS
Tiffany Brown, Mar 29

Debugging CSS for UI Responsiveness

In this exclusive book excerpt, we examine CSS properties and values that trigger reflows.
3 COMMENTs
WordPress
Craig Buckler, Mar 29

7 Ways to Make WordPress Simpler for Users

Despite being one of the easier Content Management Systems, WordPress can be bewildering for some users. Fortunately, the experience can be simplified.
Mobile
Ariel Elkin, Mar 29

Editorial: Mobile and the 2017 Developer Survey Results

Stack Overflow has recently published the results of its 2017 Developer Survey. It consisted of about 100 questions covering all important aspects of a developer’s professional life: from attitudes towards programming language to salaries, including important yet overlooked topics such as what would developers choose for performance metrics. Now in its seventh year, the Developer Survey is gathering and quantifying important information about us and our industry. Let’s take a closer look at what it says about mobile. Of the 51,392 respondents who provided usable responses, 23% considered themselves mobile developers. Note that respondents could select more than one category, and the survey doesn’t clarify what percentage of developers consider themselves primarily mobile developers. What we can nonetheless infer is that 77% of developers do not consider themselves mobile developers. In other words, we are a minority.
Web
Maria Antonietta Perna, Mar 29

Tame Unruly Style Sheets With These Three CSS Methodologies

Maria Antonietta Perna introduces BEM, SMACSS and eCSS, three CSS architecture methodologies to help you write clean and maintainable CSS code.
Java
Jackie Ng, Mar 29

Java's Binary Search API in Five Minutes

Java offers Arrays.binarySearch and Collections.binarySearch, which perform a binary search on an array or list. Learn how to search and insert.
JavaScript
Pavels Jelisejevs, Mar 29

Automated Accessibility Checking with aXe

Pavels Jelisjevs looks at aXe, a JS library that scans your website for a11y issues. Learn how to do automated accessibility checking via your test runner.
3 COMMENTs
WordPress
Jeff Smith, Mar 29

5 WordPress Plugins for Backups and Migrations

It's not hard to backup or migrate your WordPress sites - there are so many amazing choices, there's no reason you can't get it done quickly and easily!
WordPress
Craig Buckler, Mar 29

Develop WordPress Themes Faster with Gulp

WordPress theme developers need little more than a text editor and graphics package. But modern tools like Gulp can revolutionize your development workflow.
PHP
Thomas Punt, Mar 29

Upgrading from Pthreads v2 to v3: What to Look out For

Thomas shows us the difference between Pthreads 2 and 3 and explains the upgrade procedure - the changes are big and backwards-incompatible, but worth it.