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Understanding Concurrency on Android Using HaMeR

1. Introduction Everyone who tries Android development discovers the importance of concurrency. The only way to create a responsive app is by leaving the UI Thread as free as possible, letting all the hard work be done asynchronously by background threads. Due to the design of Android, managing threads using only . . . Read more

How to Use the react-redux Package

React is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces that has taken the web development world by storm. However, in a community that favours choice and flexibility, it can be hard to know where to start!  Not to worry—some patterns and modules have emerged as best practices. One of these . . . Read more

CSS Custom Properties: Variables

Variables invariably exist in all programming languages, and that’s because they are pretty useful. You just have to store a value in a variable once, and then you can use it later multiple times, avoiding repetition. While CSS is not a programming language, lack of variables still limits its capabilities. . . . Read more

Full-Text Search in Rails Using Elasticsearch

In this article I’m going to show you how to implement full-text search using Ruby on Rails and Elasticsearch. Everyone is used nowadays to entering a search term and getting suggestions as well as results with the search term highlighted. If you misspell what you are trying to search, having auto-correct is . . . Read more

Android From Scratch: Using REST APIs

Most of us have developed voracious appetites for new information, what with the Internet being such an important part of our lives. Our attention spans too are shorter than ever, so building Android applications whose content is static can be a bad idea. Instead, you should consider building applications that can display . . . Read more

Building Your Startup: Delivering the Meeting Invitation

What You’ll Be Creating Introduction This tutorial is part of the Building Your Startup With PHP series on Envato Tuts+. In this series, I’m guiding you through launching a startup from concept to reality using my Meeting Planner app as a real-life example. Every step along the way, I’ll release . . . Read more

Command-Line WordPress

What You’ll Be Creating Developers and users of WordPress are all too familiar with the /wp-admin administration panel and how it works. This guide is for users and admin alike. I’ve heard them many times complaining (system admins in particular) about WordPress, and how due to the plethora of configuration . . . Read more

Useful *NIX Shell Commands for Web Developers

So, why *NIX and why do you need to go to the console? According to the statistics of W3Techs, Unix is used by 68% of all the websites whose operating system they know. This means that if you are web developer, your code is most probably running on a Linux . . . Read more