node.js

Using Node.js Event Module

By Andrew Burgess When I first heard about Node.js, I thought it was just a JavaScript implementation for the server. But it’s actually much more: it comes with a host of built-in functions that you don’t get in the browser. One of those bit of functionality is the Event Module, which has the EventEmitter class. […]

FB Web Tips

Recently in Web Development Nov 2013

By Rey Bango We used to have an awesome series called “Recently in Web Development” which listed out cool happenings around the web development industry. It touched on interesting frameworks, tools, articles and tutorials, helping to organize information in a quick and easy-to-read format. Based on feedback, we’ve decided to bring it back and hope […]

Jonathan Snook

Interview With Jonathan Snook

By Rey Bango I’ve met many web developers over the years and the common theme is that they tend to specialize in a specific aspect of web development. They’re either designers, JavaScript coders, server-side experts or perhaps a tiny bit of all of them. Rarely do I meet someone who is incredibly well-versed in the […]

Ember

Getting Into Ember.js – Part 5

By Rey Bango In part 3 of my Ember series, I showed you how you can interact with data using Ember’s Ember.Object main base class to create objects that define the methods and properties that act as a wrapper for your data. Here’s an example:   App.Item = Ember.Object.extend(); App.Item.reopenClass({ all: function() { return $.getJSON(‘http://api.ihackernews.com/page?format=jsonp&callback=?’).then(function(response) […]

Repository Design

The Repository Design Pattern

By Patkos Csaba The Repository Design Pattern, defined by Eric Evens in his Domain Driven Design book, is one of the most useful and most widely applicable design patterns ever invented. Any application has to work with persistence and with some kind of list of items. These can be users, products, networks, disks, or whatever […]

laravel

Deploying a Laravel Application Using Capistrano

By Johannes Schickling Introduction So you’ve just built a fancy web application and you’re planning to put it online. This can be done in many ways. In this article I’d like to cover one approach to deploy your backend system to your production server. We’ll go through the following steps, by example of a Laravel […]

WebGL With Three.js: Basics

By Maciej Sopyło 3D graphics in the browser have been a hot topic ever since it was first introduced. But if you were to create your apps using plain WebGL, it would take ages. This is exactly why some really useful libraries have recently came about. Three.js is one of the most popular, and in […]

Client-Side Security Best Practices

By Maciej Sopyło Thanks to HTML5, more and more of an applications’ logic is transferred from server-side to client-side. This requires front-end developers to focus more on security. In this article I will show you how to make your apps more secure. I will focus on techniques that you may not have heard about, instead […]

Intro to the React Framework

By Pavan Podila In today’s world of Javascript Application frameworks, design philosophy is the key differentiating factor. If you compare the popular JS frameworks, such as EmberJS, AngularJS, Backbone, Knockout, etc. you are sure to find differences in their abstractions, thinking models, and of course the terminology. This is a direct consequence of the underlying […]