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.
By Rey Bango
Handlebars has been gaining popularity with its adoption in frameworks like Meteor and Ember.js, but what is really going on behind the scenes of this exciting templating engine?
In this article we will take a deep look through the underlying process Handlebars goes through to compile your templates.
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.
By Rey Bango
You’ve probably noticed a lot of chatter lately about the Ember.js framework and rightfully so. It aims to make it substantially easier to build single-page web apps by abstracting a lot of the complexities for writing scalable and maintainable MVC-based code. And developers are jumping on-board in droves.
This is 2013. If you are going to build a webapp, you must add real-time capabilities to the app. It is the standard. Meteor does a pretty good job at helping you to quickly build and make apps real-time. But meteor is tightly coupled with MongoDB and it is the only way to add real-time capabilities. Sometimes, this is overkill.
What Is Yeoman?
Trick question. It’s not a thing. It’s this guy:
Basically, he wears a top hat, lives in your computer, and waits for you to tell him what kind of application you wish to create. As an example, scaffolding a web application would look something like this:
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.
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.
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.