Installing Node.js on Windows

Oct 15 2014 by Jacob Gube | 3 Comments

Many powerful open source projects have Node.js as a dependency, so often times you’ll need to set it up on your web server.

But what if you wanted to develop and test your Node-dependent projects in your Windows PC before putting it up on the server?

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6 Myths Preventing Developers from Using Git

Jul 23 2014 by Tobias Günther | 10 Comments

Nowadays, you’ll have a hard time finding a professional developer who doesn’t use a version control system (VCS) such as Git.

But, there are still a few among us who choose not to use a VCS due to preconceived notions they might have about version control.

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An Introduction to the PHP DateInterval Class

Jun 24 2014 by Bradley Holbrook | No Comments

Date and time manipulation is an unavoidable part of programming; there will inevitably be a part of a project that requires a date to be modified. While, on the surface, echoing a date in the future brings a small bit of accomplishment, it can be quickly eradicated when one is tasked with manipulating that date.

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Why Website Speed is Important

Apr 2 2014 by Smriti Chawla | 5 Comments

It’s reasonable to assume that a website’s loading time is important.

We can confidently conclude that slow sites have usability and SEO issues because we know that users hate waiting for web pages to load and that Google uses site speed as a factor for its search rankings.

But, quantitatively, what are the other effects of having a slow website?

Let us look at some cases of tech companies sharing what they have learned about web optimization.

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A Guide to Social Logins

Feb 3 2014 by Jacob Gube | 2 Comments

This reference guide will discuss what social login is, look at social login examples in web apps, and provide links to relevant documentation and tutorials.

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Advanced Image Optimization Tricks

Dec 24 2013 by Rahul Mistry | 13 Comments

You can use automated image optimization tools to compress your images. However, if you also take the time to manually optimize them, you can further improve your results. Here are five techniques for manually optimizing images.

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7 Useful Git Tips for Beginners

Sep 4 2013 by Tobias Günther | 14 Comments

Back when I first started to use Git for version control, I wasn’t sure if all the learning I invested into it would pay off. Branching, staging, stashing — these Git terms were all foreign to me.

Today, I can’t imagine life without Git. Git not only gave me a much-needed ability to version-control my work, it also made me a better programmer.

Here’s a series of simple tips that will help you make Git an important part of your web development workflow.

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