Whether you’re a fan of the cheesy name or not, it seems the infamous “hamburger” menu icon is here to stay – at least for a while, anyway. The Hamburger, as seen on TechCrunch In this tutorial we’ll look at a number of approaches to creating and styling such an icon without using raster images. […]
In the previous articles of this series, we’ve encountered an annoying issue that we need to address. Whenever we modify the data model of a Core Data application, the persistent store becomes incompatible with the data model. The result is a crash on launch, rendering the application unusable, a serious problem if this happens to […]
Confide user authentication is part of almost every web application. Although it is common, a deeper look shows that it’s not as simple as it may seem. Remember that validation, password recovery, and email confirmation are vital to any decent authentication form. Confide is an authentication solution for Laravel made to reduce the repetitive work […]
In the first two parts of this series, I introduced the WordPress database and its structure and showed how relationships between different content types are managed. Here, I’ll look at content types in more detail and describe the different types of content in WordPress and how they interact. When we think of content in WordPress, […]
By Sam Berson When it comes to setting up an eCommerce website, the natural tendency for most site owners is to go for a custom developed website. However, a much cheaper and easier alternative is to use WordPress. Because of the popularity of WordPress as a CMS, many leading eCommerce services and platforms now offer […]
By Sam Bennett
In this tutorial I am going to talk about Amazon’s Simple Email Service (SES) and go over a few ways you can utilise it. SES is an outbound email service, which means that it will allow you to send emails through it.
Why would you need an email service though? Well, with many hosting providers, sending a lot of emails (perhaps you have a great deal of customers using your web shop) can be an issue as hosts tend to have limitations. The standard alternative is to use Gmail to send emails, however, that has limitations as well. This is where SES comes in as it is designed for this exact purpose. SES makes sending emails more reliable, and, using a touch of magic, it also helps your emails avoid SPAM folders.
By Rachel McCollin Getting to the ‘launch’ stage of a project can feel like a huge relief. You’ve finally done your development work, creating a site according to your client’s brief or your own requirements, and now you can press that metaphorical button and launch the site for the world to see. But wait. Before […]
By Carlos Yanez Introduction In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a mobile 3D game using C# and Unity. The objective of the game is to use the accelerometer to move the ball and reach the portal. You will learn about the following aspects of Unity game development in this tutorial: 3D Primitives accelerometer […]
By Damian Logghe Welcome to the last part of this series. If you just arrived, please check our two previous articles. We covered so far the following topics: Tips for Best Practices in WordPress Development WordPress Coding standards Avoiding Global namespaces collisions (prefix and use of classes) Code commenting Security More Tips for Best Practices […]
By Ryan Chang You’ve just written a great Android app and you’re ready to make some money from it. The most common route is probably to pay $25 to get it listed on Google Play. However, there are many alternatives to Google Play, each with their own audience that can drive more downloads. Some of […]