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Developing with Sass and Chrome Developer Tools

By Umar Hansa In this tutorial, we’ll review the process of better integrating Sass debugging into our workflow with Chrome Developer Tools.   Introduction – Sass Sass stands for Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets; think of it as an extension to vanilla CSS that provides such features as: Variables – For example, define a color upfront, and […]

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Make Backbone Better with Extensions

By Joe Zimmerman Backbone is becoming wildly popular as a web application development framework. Along with this popularity has come countless extensions and plugins to enhance the power of Backbone and fill in holes that other felt needed filling. Let’s take a look at some of the best.   Backbone.Marionette Developed by Derick Bailey, this […]

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Getting Into Ember.js

By Rey Bango There are a lot of JavaScript libraries available, and most are really good at providing the traditional DOM-centric interactions that your typical websites need. But when it’s time to build a manageable code base for a single-page app, that’s where a whole suite of new frameworks come in to smooth things out. […]

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Pro Workflow in Laravel and Sublime Text

By Jeffrey Way Not too long ago, I built a handful of generators for Laravel, which ease the process of various tasks. Today, thanks to help from Gaurav Narula, we’re turning things up a notch with the release of a new Sublime Text plugin that leverages the power of Artisan and the generators from directly […]

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Relational Databases for Dummies

By Lalith Polepeddi Web apps can be split into two major components: a front-end that displays and collects information, and a back-end for storing the information. In this article, I’ll demonstrate what a relational database is, and how to properly design your database to store your app’s information.   A database stores data in an […]

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TDD Terminology Simplified

By Denis Sokolov The core idea of Test-Driven Development (TDD) is writing tests before writing any functional code, and then writing only the least possible amount of code required to make the tests pass. It may sound strange to develop in this fashion, but it’s actually quite useful, as the test base doubles as a […]

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The Whens and Whys for PHP Design Patterns

By Patkos Csaba There are plenty of articles that explain what design patterns are, and how to implement them; the web doesn’t need yet another one of those articles! Instead, in this article, we will more discuss the when and why, rather than the which and how. I’ll present different situations and use-cases for patterns, […]

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Windows Apps for Web Developers

By Rey Bango When the editor of Nettuts+ requested an article to show Windows developers love by listing popular web development apps, I was all over it. OSX devs get a lot of attention, so it’s good to mix things up a bit. What I want to do is list the development tools that I […]

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Streamline your Process with Volo

By Gabriel Manricks Front-end developers face a variety of challenges when creating sites that have repetitive solutions. All sites use a similar DOM skeleton, as well as many common features and attributes. Volo aims to remove some of the effort out of the process, allowing developers to focus on the new aspects of a project, […]