Getting Started With Amazon Simple Email Service (SES)

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.


Develop a Monkey Ball Inspired Game with Unity

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 […]


Final Tips for Best Practices in WordPress Development

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 […]


10 Alternative Android App Stores

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 […]


Extending HTML with AngularJS’s Directives

By Maciej Sopyło The main thing about AngularJS is that it allows us to extend the capabilities of HTML to serve the purpose of today’s dynamic webpages. In this article, I will show you how you can use AngularJS‘s Directives to make your development faster, easier, and your code more maintainable. Preparation Step 1: HTML […]


From Beginner To Advanced in OpenCart: Products and Categories

By Zaman Riaz Welcome to the next article in our OpenCart series. In our previous articles, we’ve discussed the administration panel and its controls; however, we haven’t actually discussed entering products, categories, and so on. In this article, we’ll begin doing exactly that. Adding Products is essential and a basic feature in the OpenCart System; […]


WordPress Theme Validation, Marketplaces, and Models

By Patrick Mwachugu The final aspect of launching a successful WordPress Theme is taking care of the packaging process. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the key steps one should take after successfully building a theme, and preparing to launch it to the general public. This article is ideal for beginners […]


Modules, a Future Approach to JavaScript Libraries

By Todd Motto JavaScript libraries such as jQuery have been the go-to approach for writing JavaScript in the browser for nearly a decade. They’ve been a huge success and necessary intervention for what was once a browser land full of discrepancies and implementation issues. jQuery seamlessly glossed over browser bugs and quirks and made it […]