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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, […]

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The Command Line is Your Best Friend

By Patkos Csaba The command line can either be your best friend, or your worst enemy. It simply depends on how you use it, and what you use it for. If you’re one of the many people who cringe at the mere thought of using the command line, then you’ve come to the right place! […]

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Best of Tuts+ in February 2013

By Joel Bankhead Each month, we bring together a selection of the best tutorials and articles from across the whole Tuts+ network. Whether you’d like to read the top posts from your favourite site, or would like to start learning something completely new, this is the best place to start!   Psdtuts+ — Photoshop Tutorials […]