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PHP
Bruno Skvorc, Mar 07

Covering Laracon: Are Online Conferences Introvert Heaven?

Laracon: the official Laravel conference, is online in this edition. Let's talk about online vs offline conferences, and how they help / hinder networking!
Java
Arnaud Roger, Mar 06

Deep Dive into Java 9's Stack-Walking API

Introduction to Java 9's stack-walking API. Learn how to use the StackWalker, its options, and its performance characteristics.
15 COMMENTs
JavaScript
James Hibbard, Mar 06

What Is the Best Book for Learning JavaScript?

What is the best book for learning JavaScript? James Hibbard presents 3 of his favorites, outlining their target audiences & their strengths and weaknesses.
1 COMMENT
Design & UX
Daniel Schwarz, Mar 06

How to Design and Sell Themes (with Success)

Designing and selling themes can be a lucrative business, but there are plenty of pitfalls. Dan's guide will help you avoid the big traps.
3 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Tiffany Brown, Mar 06

CSS Architecture Block-Element-Modifier (BEM)

Learn how to use the Block-Element Modifier (BEM) in CSS. This an exclusive excerpt from our SitePoint book, titled CSS Master, written by Tiffany Brown.
Java
Nicolai Parlog, Mar 03

Git Better! Learn Aliases, Settings, Tools, Background

Chances are you're using Git - a lot. Here's how to use it better! Aliases, settings, tools, and a little background about usability and documentation.
33 COMMENTs
PHP
Vlad Kobilansky, Mar 03

The State of PHP MVC Frameworks in 2017

Vlad considers the current state of PHP frameworks in 2017 - where are we? Where can we go from here? Which ones have the highest potential?
Offers
Daniel Graziano, Mar 02

Get a Free Year of Netlify Pro!

We've teamed up to offer a free year of Netlify PRO, to 5 lucky winners and we'd love to get you involved.
1 COMMENT
JavaScript
Azat Mardan, Mar 02

React Quickly: How to Work with Forms in React

An excerpt from Azat Mardan's "React Quickly" book, which explains how to work with forms in React and the concept of controlled components.
Entrepreneur
Zan Kavtaskin, Mar 02

We Simulated Waterfall, Kanban & Scrum. Which Works Best?

Zan Kavtaskin simulates Waterfall, Kanban, and Scrum project management methodologies, and looks at the impact of 'slack'.
WordPress
Collins Agbonghama, Mar 02

Adding Meta Boxes to Post Types in WordPress

We’ve covered adding custom meta boxes to WordPress previously, now we'll move on to explaining their relationship and integration with post types.
Design & UX
Kelsey Bryant, Mar 02

Martis Lupus Wows with Her Whimsical Style

We chat with Martis about her education, where she draws her inspiration from and what she has planned next.
Mobile
Ariel Elkin, Mar 01

Editorial: Swift Month

We’re dedicating the month of March 2017 to the Swift Language. Swift is one of the most loved languages by developers (if not the most loved). And this in a relatively short period of time after being released. I think this ascent can be explained by looking at how matters stood right before its introduction, when iOS and macOS developers spoke Objective-C. This was (and still is) a venerable language, actively used for more than 20 years. But its age was starting to show, especially when it came to its proneness to unsafe code (lack of type safety, null pointer exceptions, cumbersome error handling, the list goes on). After taking your first few steps with Swift, you’d soon realise that this was a language designed by someone who was tired of Objective-C’s problems. The language was designed with code safety in mind: type safety, safe initialisation, value types, and many more things that were sorely missing from its predecessor.
Java
Nicolai Parlog, Mar 01

Understanding Java's Reflection API in Five Minutes

Java's reflection API allows the inspection and invocation of types, methods, fields, annotations, etc. without creating compile time dependencies.
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JavaScript
Olayinka Omole, Mar 01

Quick Tip: How to Sort an Array of Objects in JavaScript

Olayinka Omole shows you how to dynamically sort an array of objects in JavaScript, using Array.prototype.sort() and a custom compare function.
5 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Roemie Hillenaar, Mar 01

How to Choose the Best Fonts for Your Next Project with Fontcloud

Fontcloud is a tool designed to help you browse, choose and manage you fonts – and their licensing – through your browser. Roemie takes you on the tour.
8 COMMENTs
Mobile
Ariel Elkin, Mar 01

Swift: Probably The Best Full-Stack Language in the World

Ever since its release in 2014, Swift went through multiple iterations in order to become a great full-stack development language. Indeed: iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS apps, and their backend can now be written in the same language. Backends can be written in many other languages – but let us argue why Swift is probably the best full-stack language in the world for mobile developers. Safety. An essential advantage of Swift as a perfect back-end programming language is the safety built into the language. Swift does away with entire classes of errors and crashes. Remember null pointer exceptions? Those that cause crashes when objects you expect not to be nil are accidentally nil. Swift’s optionals let you know in advance if an object may be nil, and if so, force you to adequately handle the nil case. Safe initialization prevents you from ever initialising an object such that it ends up being nil. Remember unrecognized selector sent to instance crashes? Swift is type-safe meaning that if you’re calling a function on an object that doesn’t respond to it, the error will be caught by the compiler and not at runtime. Yet Swift was explicitly designed to be familiar and practical, rather than to adhere to some particular programming dogma. That said, as Chris Lattner puts it, “the defaults encourage safety and predictability”.
HTML & CSS
Alexis Goldstein, Feb 28

Learning about HTML5 Form Attributes (Part 2)

The following is an extract from our book, HTML5 & CSS3 for the Real World, 2nd Edition. We teach you about HTML5 Forms Attributes.
6 COMMENTs
Entrepreneur
Daniel Schwarz, Feb 28

40+ Free Productivity Dashboards and Templates

Check out these 40+ free templates for business, including for invoices, project management, marketing and more.
10 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Feb 28

Front-End Tooling Trends for 2017

Are you using the best development tools? Is your CSS compilation complicated? Have you bungled your JavaScript bundling? Craig discusses what we're using.
10 COMMENTs
Entrepreneur
Andrew McDermott, Feb 28

How to Become a Better Developer by Coding Less

Andrew McDermott explains a system that helps developers overcome impostor syndrome and developer's block.
5 COMMENTs
JavaScript
Almir Bijedic, Feb 28

Make a Skype Bot with Electron & the Microsoft Bot Framework

Almir Bijedic builds a chatbot to hold daily scrum meetings via Skype. Learn to use Microsoft Bot Framework and Node to connect to multiple chat networks.
11 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Craig Buckler, Feb 28

How to Build Your Own Progressive Image Loader

Craig Buckler shares a very handy technique for progressive image loading — loading a smaller blurred version first, followed by the full resolution image.
7 COMMENTs
Mobile
Charles Muzonzini, Feb 28

Push Notifications in Your Ionic App with OneSignal

Push notifications are messages sent directly to your app’s users. They notify users of new content, even when the user is not using your application. They increase user engagement and retention in your app. An example is the WhatsApp “whistle” that notifies you of new messages received. In this tutorial, we’ll dive into integrating push notifications into your Ionic app using OneSignal. How push notifications work A push notification is sent from the Push notification platform of the mobile OS: Apple’s Push Notification Service for iOS and Google Cloud Messaging for Android. These push notification services relay the message to the devices that have subscribed to them. This means that you need to keep track of all the devices that have subscribed for push notifications. But there are some great services out there to simplify the process. One such service is OneSignal. Step 1: Install Ionic To start off with, you need to have Ionic installed on your machine. You install it using the node package manager npm; $ npm install -g ionic If you do not have npm installed, follow the instructions in the References section to install it.