Adam Bolte, Dec 04
Understanding *NIX Login Scripts
Adam Bolte looks at how to determine the best location to load your environment variables and programs for altering your shell or desktop environment.
Simon Codrington, Dec 01
Using the Battery Status API to Optimize Your Development
Simon presents the Battery Status API, used for determining the battery levels of an end user's device and tailoring your app to optimize performance.
Brett Romero, Nov 27
A Tour of Python Collections
Brett Romero provides an introductory guide to Python collections, covering the various functions of lists, strings, mappings and sets.
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David Catuhe, Nov 18
Glenn Goodrich, Nov 16
Deploying Ruby Apps with Bare Metal: A New Type of VM
Glenn Goodrich introduces CenturyLink's Bare Metal container platform, and explains how to set up a simple Ruby app.
Chris Ward, Nov 11
Simple, Clutter-free Programming with Go
Chris Ward introduces Go (aka GoLang), covering the features of this statically typed, compiled language, as well as resources for further learning.
Zack Wallace, Oct 30
13 Tips on Designing and Building Apps More Efficiently
Zack Wallace shares 13 tips that will help you design and build apps more efficiently.
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David Voyles, Oct 29
Srinivas Rao, Oct 26
How to Build an AR Android App with Vuforia and Unity
Srinivas Rao goes through the entire process of building an augmented reality app for Android in Unity with Vuforia, without writing a single line of code!
Zdravko Jakupec, Oct 21
Saving and Loading Player Game Data in Unity
Zdravko shows you how easy it is to save and load player data in Unity - persisting to hard drive and reading from it. Start making awesome games today!
Patrick Catanzariti, Oct 12
Building a Google Cardboard VR App in Unity
Patrick Catanzariti covers in detail how to put together a Google Cardboard based VR app in Unity using the Google Cardboard Unity SDK.
Craig Buckler, Sep 23
SQL vs NoSQL: How to Choose
In the continuing SQL vs NoSQL debate, Craig discusses example project scenarios to determine which type of database offers the most benefit.
Bruno Skvorc, Sep 22
WebCamp Zagreb 2015 - a Conference You Must Not Miss
Have you heard of WebCamp Zagreb? It's an annual conference full of internationally renowned speakers for next to no money. Check it out!
SitePoint Offers, Sep 21
JavaHub: The Center of Your JavaOne Conference
An introduction to JavaHub, the place to be during the 2015 JavaOne conference.
SitePoint Offers, Sep 17
JavaOne4Kids: Robots, Minecraft, and Coding
A selection of highlights from the JavaOne4Kids, a day of demonstrations held right before the 2015 JavaOne conference in San Francisco.
SitePoint Offers, Sep 15
JavaOne Track Highlights: Java and Server-Side Development
A selection of highlights from the Java and Server-side Development track at the JavaOne conference.
Zdravko Jakupec, Sep 11
Saving Data Between Scenes in Unity
Zdravko guides you through persisting data between scene transitions in Unity - a must have skill for any aspiring game developer!
Abder-Rahman Ali, Sep 09
Manipulating Images with the Python Imaging Library
A. Hasan introduces the Python Imaging Library and Pillow, showing how to read and resize images, convert to grayscale and change image file formats.
Vincent Quarles, Sep 09
Building a Dodger Game Clone in Unity
Vincent Quarles presents a step by step tutorial on building a game in Unity - a Dodger clone. Learn gamedev today!
SitePoint Offers, Sep 08
Giveaway: Win Tickets To The Oracle JavaOne Conference!
The Oracle JavaOne conference is right around the corner (October 25th-29th), and to get you pumped for the event, we’re giving away 40 free tickets! The conference, which is being held in San Francisco, is going to be part innovation, part exploration, and part celebration of Java’s 20 year history.
More Java Than EverOver 400 sessions are being offered this year, all taught by respective experts. If you want to explore a particular track, you can take the “Java and Security” track, “Emerging Languages” track, or one of the six other tracks. Or, you can explore by experience level or session type. Whatever your Java passion or pleasure, you can find it.
KeynotesTo celebrate Java’s 20th anniversary, Oracle executive and engineering experts will highlight memorable events that have taken place over the past 20 years, as well as forecast the future of Java. Using technical demonstrations, they’ll show how Java is, “...driving developer innovation, revolutionizing application development, and improving application services for the Internet of Things, enterprise architectures, and cloud computing.” The Java Community keynote will celebrate the phenomenal 20 year history of Java, as well as use creative onstage demos to showcase the work of Java community gurus.
Java HubGet up close and personal with the latest Java innovations at the Java Hub. Want to improve the future of Java? Stop by the Hackergarten and contribute to your favorite open source project. Want to experience a hands-on demonstration of the power of Java technologies? Check out the MakerZone and see how Java is powering everything from game consoles to robots. Want to see the intersection of Java and art? Don’t miss myMatrix, an interactive community project by media artist Wolf Nkole Helzle. Want to see exactly how 3D modeling and printing work? Watch an exact clone of “Duke” be taken from “birth” all the way to 3D printing. Want fresh coding tips from experienced developers? Don’t miss Nighthacking, where developers are interviewed and share coding tips. Want a great cup of coffee? Grab a cup at the Oracle Technology Network Community Cafe, and chat with your baristas about anything Java related.
Java for KidsJava isn’t just for adults! The JavaOne4Kids event wants to empower the next generation of programmers. With subjects like “Building An Arcade Game With Greenfoot” and “Minecraft Modding With Forge 1.8”, the event is a sure hit for young programmers. The event takes place Saturday, October 24th, and is geared for kids ages 10-18.
Duke's CafeDuke’s Cafe is a great place to grab a bite to eat, hang with friends, and maybe do a bit of hacking. There will be entertainment Monday -Thursday, and plenty of time and space for networking. Duke’s is your home away from home during JavaOne.
How to WinSitePoint is partnering with Oracle to give away FORTY free tickets to the conference. To win a ticket to the conference, leave a comment below telling us how you’ll convince your boss to give you the week off for the conference. The best answers win. See you there!
Shaumik Daityari, Sep 01
Managing Huge Repositories with Git
Shaumik examines ways to manage huge repositories with Git, including shallow cloning, cloning a single branch, using submodules and third-party extensions.
Brett Romero, Aug 28
Watch: Combining Dynamic Strings with Python
Dynamic and changeable parts combined with string. This is what concatenation is. Let's jump in and see how its done with Python.
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Michael Oneppo, Aug 27
Build a Web Game in an Hour with Visual Studio and ASP.NET
Microsoft's Michael Oneppo goes through what it takes to build a simple web game in an hour, using Visual Studio and ASP.NET
Shaumik Daityari, Aug 19
Deploying a Django App with mod_wsgi on Ubuntu 14.04
Shaumik Daityari privides a detailed, step-by-step explanation of how to deploy a Django application for production using mod_wsgi on Ubuntu 14.04.