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Active Record: The Rails Database Bridge

By Andrew Burgess In the past, to build a web application, you required the skills to code in your business logic language and your database language. More recently, however, back-end frameworks are leaning toward using Object-Relational Mapping (ORM); this is a technique that lets you manage your database in the business logic language that you’re […]

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Team Collaboration with Github

By Sayanee Basu Github has become the corner stone for all things open source software. Developers love it, collaborate on it and are constantly building awesome projects through it. Apart from hosting our code, Github’s main attraction is using it as a collaborative tool. In this tutorial, let’s explore some of the most useful Github […]

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Your One-Stop Guide to Laravel Commands

By Jason Lewis In this day and age, it’s quite normal for a developer to have an understanding of consoles, and how to issue basic commands. But what if you could code your own custom commands to improve your workflow? If we look back to Laravel 3, you might remember that it offered tasks. Tasks […]

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Ember.js Core Team Interview

By Rey Bango Single page apps are the new hotness; everyone’s trying to figure out the easiest way to build them. But it’s more than just finding a couple of controls to slap together and sprinkling Ajax pixie dust on it. Building scalable and maintainable apps is serious business, which requires serious tools. Ember.js is […]

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The Holy Grail of Conference Talks: Live Coding

By Jeffrey Way If you’ve ever been to a code-focused conference before, you can surely attest to the fact that the number of live-coding talks is incredibly low. The reason why is obvious: they’re super, super hard! Imagine coding on stage in front of hundreds of people, when, all of the sudden, something suddenly goes […]

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What’s PyroCMS?

By Zac Vineyard PyroCMS is a content management system that, in recent months, has been growing in popularity, due to its intuitive back-end design and lightweight, modular architecture. Described as “a simple, flexible, community driven content management system,” PyroCMS is easy to learn, understand, and own.   Why PyroCMS? This allows the system to be […]

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Beginning Test-Driven Development in Python

By David Sale Test-driven development (TDD) is a process that has been documented considerably over recent years. A process of baking your tests right into your everyday coding, as opposed to a nagging afterthought, should be something that developers seek to make the norm, rather than some ideal fantasy.   I will introduce the core […]

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Testing Like a Boss in Laravel: Models

By Zizaco Zizuini If you’re hoping to learn why tests are beneficial, this is not the article for you. Over the course of this tutorial, I will assume that you already understand the advantages, and are hoping to learn how best to write and organize your tests in Laravel 4.   Version 4 of Laravel […]

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Understanding Design Patterns in JavaScript

By Tilo Mitra Today, we’re going to put on our computer science hats as we learn about some common design patterns. Design patterns offer developers ways to solve technical problems in a reusable and elegant way. Interested in becoming a better JavaScript developer? Then read on.   July, 2012 Introduction Solid design patterns are the […]