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  1. In Eric S. Raymond's seminal essay on open source, The Cathedral and the Bazaar, he defines Linus's Law (named for the father of the Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds), which states that "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow." In other words. If enough users are looking at the code, bugs and problems will be found.
    16-04-2014 to , , by lucanos - Link
  2. There are some pretty simple ways that parallax design, when overdone, can negatively impact your site’s SEO
  3. PDO is a PHP extension to formalise PHP's database connections by creating a uniform interface. This allows developers to create code which is portable across many databases and platforms. PDO is _not_ just another abstraction layer like PearDB although PearDB may use PDO as a backend. Those of you familiar with Perls DBI may find the syntax disturbingly familiar.
    15-04-2014 to , , by lucanos - Link
  4. This free online service performs a deep analysis of the configuration of any SSL web server on the public Internet. Please note that the information you submit here is used only to provide you the service. We don't use the domain names or the test results, and we never will.
    15-04-2014 to , , , , , by lucanos - Link
  5. In the process of creating a PHP application you may come to a point when keeping it isolated from remote resources or services may become a barrier in its development. To move along with the project you may employ different API services to fetch remote data, connect with user accounts on other websites or transform resources shared by your application.
  6. The Pebble watch has seen a growing number of techies like myself wearing it excitedly around their wrists in recent months. They’ve just released version two of their API which not only brings a Pebble app store into fruition but also brings a JavaScript framework into the picture. The PebbleKit JavaScript Framework allows you to use JavaScript to dynamically read in data and events from the web onto a Pebble watch app, and vise versa. This brings an exciting new realm of potential to Pebble apps – we can now easily integrate the Pebble watch with any number of cool web APIs.
  7. A lot of mobile-minded talented folks across the globe produce great work, but yet sometimes you still hear many of them complain about their relationships with their clients. They often mention feeling isolated and not truly understanding what the client really needed.
  8. Adding voice control to your DIY projects is a great way to make them more powerful, but it's not exactly an easy process. Jasper is an open source, Raspberry Pi-connected, always-on platform to add voice control to your projects pretty easily.
    14-04-2014 to , , , by lucanos - Link
  9. Your WordPress site is slow, and you’re losing page views and revenue because of it. But you’re also busy – I get it. Here’s seven speed tips you could have a crack at on your lunch break – they’re so simple and easy.
    14-04-2014 to , by lucanos - Link
  10. As smart phones and tablets have become popular, more and more people are have been reading their emails regularly on their small screen devices. According to Campaign Monitor, mobile surpassed web and desktop client usage last July 2012. As the mobile email usage grows, web developers and designer must consider optimizing the look of their email newsletters on phones and tablet.
    11-04-2014 to , , by lucanos - Link
  11. 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 your file. It was a pretty slick tool.
    11-04-2014 to , , by lucanos - Link
  12. You’re in command of the command line. You’re not a noob at setting up NOOBS. Slowly but surely, you’re learning your way around the affordable, credit card-size computer for DIY tinkering, Raspberry Pi.
    11-04-2014 to , by lucanos - Link
  13. Virtually every Raspberry Pi project will require a network connection, and considerable flexibility can be gained by ignoring the Ethernet port in favour of a wireless USB dongle. Knowing which one to use and how to set it up could be make or break for your project.
    09-04-2014 to , , , by lucanos - Link
  14. Despite the presence of the uninstall hook, the emphasis is put on using the uninstall.php method. Not knowing why, I reached out to a guy that has over 50 plugins tied to his name, Scott Reilly. The following is our conversation which provides a clearer understanding of why one method is better than the other.
  15. Are you the kind of person that does not clean up the mess you made? Or more WordPress related, a plugin developer that doesn’t clean up the data that is stored by your plugin? Maybe you were thinking about this but just don’t know how to implement this. In this post, I am going to try to explain how and why you should implement this in your plugins.
  16. For years we’ve thought about the web as a two-dimensional space filled with pages that sit side by side on a flat, infinite plane. But as the devices we design for take on an increasingly diverse array of shapes and sizes, we should embrace new ways of designing up and down. By building interfaces using a system of layers, we solve tricky design problems, flexibly adapt to a variety of screens, and create new patterns that will point the way to future interactions.
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  19. Old code. Ugly code. Complicated code. Spaghetti code. Jibberish nonsense. In two words, Legacy Code. This is a series that will help you work and deal with it.
    06-04-2014 to , , , by lucanos - Link
  20. In this series of 3 standalone articles, we will have a look at how we can optimize our MySQL installation. We will take a look at which optimizations we can perform on our database, on our MySQL configuration and how we can find potential problems when MySQL is not performing well. We will be using mostly tools from the Percona Toolkit, to work with our database. This article will focus on improving our indexing.
    06-04-2014 to , by lucanos - Link
  21. Don’t like the “shake” effect which occurs each time a login error occurs? Here is a super easy snippet to remove it for good.
    06-04-2014 to , , , by lucanos - Link
  22. You can easily upload your data archives to Amazon Glacier by using the Glacier client included in the AWS SDK for PHP
    06-04-2014 to , , by lucanos - Link
  23. As of the 2.3.0 release, the AWS SDK for PHP now provides an official Amazon S3 PHP stream wrapper. The stream wrapper allows you to treat Amazon S3 like a filesystem using functions like fopen(), file_get_contents(), and filesize() through a custom stream wrapper protocol.
    06-04-2014 to , , by lucanos - Link
  24. JayData is a unified data access library for JavaScript to work with online and offline data APIs like WebSQL, IndexedDB, Facebook or OData.
  25. When you are working on projects that need a lot of user management then you can get to the point where you need to add additional information to the users of your website. This is similar to creating new post meta data where you are able to create new bits of data and attach them to your posts, the users can work in exactly the same way.
    06-04-2014 to , , , , by lucanos - Link
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  27. Use WinJS to build first class apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. WinJS provides high quality infrastructure like page controls, promises, and data-binding; polished UI features like virtualizing collections; and high performance Windows controls such as ListView, FlipView, and Semantic Zoom. This is a comprehensive toolkit for you to use with confidence in its performance and polish, whether as a standalone solution or with other frameworks and libraries.
  28. See the keywords people use to find your site, or which sites refer to yours. Get notifications each time someone comments on one of your blogposts, or when a form created with the formbuilder is submitted. Remove spam, publish new comments right from within your pocket.
    04-04-2014 to , , , , by lucanos - Link
  29. IFTTT is the power-user’s automation tool of choice and WordPress is the ultimate blogger’s Swiss army knife. Just imagine the kind of world domination you could achieve by combining the two!Imagination not up to scratch? Don’t worry, I’ve done that bit for you. Here are five powerful recipes for automation involving WordPress.
    04-04-2014 to , , by lucanos - Link
  30. As an independent contractor, you have no guarantees beyond the commitments you have in place right now. Your broader sense of freedom — compared to someone who works in an office — means you can dictate where your efforts will be spent each day. But it also means you have an ongoing responsibility to your bottom line and self-preservation. Your challenge is to find ways to not just get by today, but to thrive for years to come.
    04-04-2014 to , by lucanos - Link
  31. A collection of patterns & modules for responsive emails

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