Test Code Coverage: From Myth to Reality

By Patkos Csaba There was a time when programmers were paid by the number of lines of code they wrote. They were treated as source code producing machines working in cubicles and in return they considered programming just a job that they do eight hours a day and then forget about it, for the rest […]


Easily Deploy Redis Backed Web Apps With Docker

By Nik van der Ploeg The people who make Docker like to describe it using a metaphor to a pretty ancient piece of technology: the shipping container. While we don’t even think of or notice them much now, the shipping container was actually a pretty revolutionary piece of technology in its time. No matter what […]


Securely Handling User’s Login Credentials

By Bill Morefield For most websites, you have different areas within it (home page, user profile, admin page, etc.), some of which will be public and others will need to be restricted to only certain users. You often want to uniquely identify users so you can provide customized content or to capture specific information from […]


Testing Your Ruby Code With Guard, RSpec & Pry: Part 2

By Mark McDonnell Welcome back! If you missed the first part of our journey so far, then you might want to go back and catch-up first. So far, we’ve applied a Test-Driven Development process to building our application, alongside utilizing the popular RSpec testing framework. From here, we’re going to investigate some other RSpec features […]

Revisiting JavaScript Minification

By Rey Bango Lately I’ve been seeing that many developers are not minifying their JavaScript code. This process of minification, reduces the size of the HTTP request for your JavaScript, improving your website’s performance. So, let’s revisit minifying your JavaScript. In Closing about JavaScript Minification Hopefully this quick screencast on minifying your JavaScript has helped […]


Build Your Own Yeoman Generator

By Gabriel Manricks Yeoman’s generators are what give its platform flexibility, allowing you to reuse the same tool for any kind of project you may be working on, JavaScript or otherwise, and that’s before I mention the enormous library of over 400 community contributed generators. Sometimes though, you may have some specific setup that you […]

Testing Your Ruby Code With Guard, RSpec & Pry

By Mark McDonnell My recent work has been on a cloud based Ruby project for the BBC News, upcoming 2014 elections. It requires fast I/O, scalability and needs to be well tested. The “be well tested” requirement, is what I want to focus on in this tutorial. Introduction This project utilizes a few different Amazon […]

Laravel Unwrapped: Session, Auth and Cache

By Nikko Bautista In recent years, Laravel has become one of the most prominent frameworks software engineers use for building their web applications. Similar to the popularity that CodeIgniter enjoyed in its heyday, Laravel has been lauded for its ease-of-use, friendliness to beginners and its adherence to industry standards. Introduction One thing though that not […]


Introduction to the MEAN Stack

By Gabriel Cirtea Building web applications involves having to use different technologies and tools, dealing with database manipulation, server side operations, and also client side handling and displaying of the data that comes from the server. Before starting a new project, all the tools and project structure has to be setup, which is a time […]