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.
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!
Thomas Greco, Sep 07
How to Write Modular Code with Angular UI-Router & Named Views
Tom Greco explains how to take advantage of Angular UI Router's relative & absolute named routes, to write modular code you can reuse across your projects.
Alex Walker, Sep 07
The Trick to Writing Fun, Engaging Article Intros
Alex Walker explains what he looks for in an article intro and details how to write one for yourself together.
Design & UX
Adrienne Gross, Sep 04
Tips for Creating Accessible eLearning Resources
As more learning platforms move online – both government and private – the importance of keeping these systems open to all becomes even more pressing.
Ilya Bodrov-Krukowski, Sep 03
Watch: Mysteries of Eigenclasses in Ruby
Eigenclasses are probably one of the most mysterious and crucial parts of the Ruby object model. In this video I will reveal the mystery of eigenclasses.
Design & UX
Alex Walker, Sep 02
Does the New Google Logo Really Look Like Comic Sans?
While designers seem to like it, Google's new logo has been compared to Comic Sans in some quarters. Why are we seeing such a wide discrepancy in opinion?
Craig Buckler, Sep 02
Browser Trends September 2015: IE's Demise Edges Closer
Forgive the geeky title pun, but Craig looks at Edge's first full month in the browser chart. Can it supersede IE quickly and painlessly? Nah, probably not.
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.
Ashraff Hathibelagal, Sep 01
Watch: Create a Bare-bones WordPress Theme from Scratch
In this screencast I am going to show you that with a little bit of HTML and PHP you can create a very simple but functional WordPress theme from scratch.
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.
Angela Molina, Aug 27
Those Who Can, Teach: An Interview with Guilherme Müller
A post Q&A chat with Guilherme Müller; a full stack developer and SitePoint Premium teacher.
Design & UX
Alex Walker, Aug 26
What Does Facebook, the Muppets & Paris Hilton Have in Common?
The Facebook Friends icon was telling a story from another era – until designer Caitlin Winner stepped in.
Jeff Smith, Aug 26
Getting Hired as a Developer: Tips from Senior Recruiters
Jeff Smith gives tips on resumes, portfolios, research & preparation for getting hired as a web dev, with expert advice from senior recruiters at Atlassian.
Elio Qoshi, Aug 25
Elio Qoshi reviews Firefox 40's new performance tools, optimizations for Windows 10, malware protection and add-on signing.
Web Dev @ Microsoft
Michael Palermo, Aug 25
10 Common Mistakes Web Developers Make
Microsoft's Michael Palermo reveals 10 of the most common pitfalls in web development, and gives quick tips on how to avoid them.
HTML & CSS
Tim Evko, Aug 25
Watch: Reviewing CSS Animation Performance
In this video we'll look at CSS animations, frame rates, and why some CSS properties are better to animate than others.
Lami Adabonyan, Aug 24
Watch: Fundamental PHP Arrays and Array Functions in PHP
In this screencast I'll walk you through 5 useful functions PHP provides to manipulate and extract data from arrays.
Parham Doustdar, Aug 24
Re-introducing PDO - the Right Way to Access Databases in PHP
Parham re-introduces PDO ahead of the PHP 7 launch, preparing you for a transition from the soon-to-be removed insecure and deprecated mysql extension!
Craig Buckler, Aug 23
What's the Best Programming Language to Learn in 2015?
Aja Frost, Aug 20
How to Network When You Live in the Middle of Nowhere
Brett Romero, Aug 20
Watch: Singleton Patterns in Swift
In this short video, we'll see how use Singleton Patterns, a powerful construct that lets you utilize classes without creating new instances each time.
Design & UX
Alex Walker, Aug 19
Why Do We Love Scratchy Records, Halftone Dots & Other Flaws?
Often it's the flaws in a technology – the brush strokes, the audio hiss – that we celebrate most. Khoi Vin celebrates the halftone in his latest design.
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.