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Web Standards Library Update – Week of May 26, 2014

A lot of releases this week including the latest version of the commercial Ext JS framework. Some new tools that seem particularly interesting include Pho Devstack, MotorCortex and Browser-perf. Ext JS 5 includes touch support, responsive layouts, architectural improvements and component upgrades. Announcing Sencha Ext JS 5 flare.js is a small JavaScript library that works [...]

Web Standards Library Update – Week of May 26, 2014

A lot of releases this week including the latest version of the commercial Ext JS framework. Some new tools that seem particularly interesting include Pho Devstack, MotorCortex and Browser-perf. Ext JS 5 includes touch support, responsive layouts, architectural improvements and component upgrades. Announcing Sencha Ext JS 5 flare.js is a small JavaScript library that works [...]

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Getting Started with Modern Web Development

Henry Thompson shares some beginner resources that had an impact on his journey to learning to become a better Modern Web developer. By Henry Thompson It doesn’t take any special gifts to learn web development, just a desire to learn. There are a ton of resources that aspiring web developers can learn from. In this [...]

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Ordering CSS for Everyone

By Scott O’Hara I often find myself getting into discussions, or arguments disguised as discussions, about the preferred ordering methods for CSS properties. Yeah. That’s how I party. Anyway, it basically boils down to three different methods that you could follow: Random Ordering (because you hate yourself and others) Ordering via Property Groupings Alphabetically – [...]

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Using SVG Stroke Attributes

By Joni Trythall Using SVG inline provides total access to the graphic for complete customization and control over its output. This is especially handy when creating shapes by hand in the browser, or making edits to an existing graphic. There are a number of stroke related attributes within SVG that allow us to control the [...]

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Testing Web Apps from the Ground Up

By Mary Rose Cook Tests are pieces of code that check if your main code works. I write tests to catch bugs when I refactor. I write tests to force myself to think through and handle edge cases. I write tests to show the users of my project that my code does what I say [...]

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Leverage Scope Creep! An in-depth tutorial on Angular.js Scope

Jonathan Creamer walks through a tutorial on mastering “Scope” within Angular.js, from $rootScope down through scope within Controllers and Directives. By Jonathan Creamer Getting used to the concept of scope in Angular is among the more difficult concepts to fully grok when first being introduced to the magical land of Angular. Like anything else though, [...]

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Using Node.js in Production

By Jeff Dickey When running a node application in production, you need to keep stability, performance, security, and maintainability in mind. In this article, I’ll outline what I think are the best practices for putting Node.js into production. By the end of this guide, this setup will include 3 servers: a load balancer (lb) and 2 [...]

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Easy and Shareable Local Web Servers with Fenix

By Raymond Camden As a web developer, I long gave up thinking about my web server. I have been using Apache for over ten years now and frankly – it just works. The only time I really think about it is when I start a new project and go in to modify the configuration. While [...]

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4 reasons you should create a WordPress theme

by Aurelio De Rosa WordPress is one of the most talked publishing platforms on the internet. It has caught the interest of a lot of users and developers, and not just because it has been around for a long time (it was first released in 2003). One of the reasons WordPress has become so popular [...]

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Building Cordova Apps with the Verified Plugins Marketplace

By Sebastian Witalec One of most powerful aspects of Cordova (aka PhoneGap) is its extensibility. However, as some have argued, the Cordova plugin ecosystem can be messy. Recently Telerik published a plugin marketplace portal with the goal of improving the current state of the plugin ecosystem. To show how this can improve the experience of [...]

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Building a Game with In-App Payments for Firefox OS

By Rob Lauer The dawn of the HTML OS has seen the rise of numerous players backed by some industry heavyweights. Tizen (Samsung and Intel), Chrome OS (Google), and Firefox OS (Mozilla) are arguably the three biggest operating systems in this realm today. They are all unique in their implementations, but the tie that binds [...]

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