Going Live With Node

In my previous article I talked about my joy of discovering the Express framework. Express is what makes me feel like I could really build something with Node and have fun doing it. And in fact – I did that! I built some sample web apps and had a lot of fun. But eventually I decided it was time to buckle down and get serious. I liked Node, I loved Express, and if I was really going to commit to learning it, then why not take the final step and actually create a real website using it.

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Two-Factor Auth Using Authy

By Rey Bango

It feels like every day you read about a new security breach on a website, in many cases involving weak passwords. It’s a known fact that users are notoriously lax when it comes to choosing their passwords, so there needs to be a better way of providing secure logins to your site. That’s where two-factor security comes in. It aims to complement your existing login scheme by also providing an alternative verification method (generally a cellphone) to validate that a user is, who they say they are. It’s a scheme in use by top sites such as Twitter and GMail and has proven to be very reliable in minimizing intrusions via weak passwords.

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Introducing the New Nettuts+ Editor Team

By Joel Bankhead

As many of you may have noticed, Jeffrey Way has recently been a little quieter around here than usual. This is because he’s gradually been stepping down as Editor of Nettuts+, and handing the reigns over to our new team!

Although you’ll see some new faces at Nettuts+, Jeffrey isn’t going too far. He’s now working full-time as a Tuts+ Premium course producer, creating incredible courses and continuing to teach the latest and greatest development techniques.

We’re incredibly excited to officially introduce our new Nettuts+ editors — Rey Bango and Andrew Perkins. Read on to find out more about the team, and be sure to give them a warm welcome!

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Interview With Elijah Manor

By Rey Bango

It’s truly a unique and interesting experience to watch someone transcend from one community to another with little to no issues. In this case, we’re talking about Elijah Manor who successfully worked to build his reputation in the open source community while still maintaining his strong presence in the Microsoft world. He has the best of both communities at his disposal, now able to leverage his cross-platform expertise into a new life-changing role with Pluralsight.

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Pure: What, Why, & How?

By Aurelio De Rosa

This tutorial will introduce you to Pure, a CSS library made of small modules, that can help you in writing completely responsive layouts, in a very fast and easy way. Along the way, I’ll guide you through the creation of a simple page in order to highlight how you can use some of the library’s components.