Gulp as a Development Web Server

By Johannes Schickling The task runner Gulp.js is getting more and more popular lately. It can be used for many things, like concatenating JavaScript files or minifying images. If you are new to Gulp.js, I recommend you to start off with Managing Your Build Tasks With Gulp.js. In this tutorial, you will learn how to […]


Full Text Search in Rails

By Joyce Echessa What You’ll Be Creating Introduction Searching records is a common requirement in web applications. There is usually a requirement to allow users to quickly access the data they want from large records. While it is possible to do this using simple SQL queries, sometimes it is more efficient to use a search […]


Chrome DevTools Features You May Have Missed

By Umar Hansa In 2013, I posted a few tutorials on DevTools: Markup and Style, Networking and the Console and JavaScript and Performance, covering the basic features of the various DevTools panels. Since then, a lot has changed, so let’s take a look. Tl;dr DevTools has grown quite a bit since it was last covered […]


PHPStorm: When the IDE Really Matters

By Patkos Csaba Oh, I love fast and simple text editors. Being a Linux user, I lived years in the company of Kate and KWrite. With some tweaks and plugins I could make them really smart. I wrote whole projects in Perl, Bash, and even some PHP and Java in those editors. I can appreciate […]

Routing Overview & Basics in Symfony 2

By Andrew Perkins Today we’re going to work more with Symfony 2 where we’ll explore the basics of building web applications using this awesome framework. Symfony 2 Routing Introduction In the last video, I said we’d take a look at controllers next, but I actually feel it may be easier to learn the framework in […]


Alternatives to Prefixr

By Rey Bango Awhile ago, the awesome Jeffrey Way created a tool called Prefixr which was meant to help with the onerous task of managing vendor prefixes in your stylesheets. It worked by analyzing your stylesheet and automatically adding the vendor prefixed version of different rules into an output that you could then paste into […]

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Componentizing the Web

By Krasimir Tsonev This is the story about a project of mine. A big one. A mixture between PHP and Node.js. It’s a single page application from one point of view and an SEO optimized website from another. Tons of JavaScript, CSS and HTML was written. In a single word, a spaghetti nightmare for any […]