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New Course: Build a REST API With Laravel

REST APIs are useful for all kinds of apps. They can be the back-end to a front-end web app, they can store data for a mobile app, or they can provide services to other apps or APIs. There are a lot of moving pieces to coding a RESTful API, but . . . Read more

Create a Custom Alert Controller in iOS 10

What You’ll Be Creating Introduction A UIAlertController is used to display an alert message in an app. For example, if an error occurs, the alert can show a description and buttons to take further action. You can use alerts to make users log in or sign up, show the results of an . . . Read more

Building Your First Web Scraper, Part 2

In this tutorial, you will learn how you can use Mechanize to click links, fill out forms, and upload files. You’ll also learn how you can slice Mechanize page objects and how to automate a Google search and save its results. Topics Single Page vs. Pagination Mechanize Agent Page Nokogiri . . . Read more

Building Your Startup: Security Basics

What You’ll Be Creating 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 the Meeting Planner code as open-source . . . Read more

Compressing and Extracting Files in Python

If you have been using computers for some time, you have probably come across files with the .zip extension. They are special files that can hold the compressed content of many other files, folders, and subfolders. This makes them pretty useful for transferring files over the internet. Did you know that . . . Read more

The Power of PowerShell, Part 2

In part one, I showed you some cool stuff you can do with PowerShell, covered the history of PowerShell, and explored in depth the capabilities of PowerShell as a strong scripting language that supports procedural, functional, and object-oriented programming.  In part two, I’ll discuss the interactive shell, the profile, and . . . Read more

Get Started With Retrofit 2 HTTP Client

What You’ll Be Creating What Is Retrofit? Retrofit is a type-safe HTTP client for Android and Java. Retrofit makes it easy to connect to a REST web service by translating the API into Java interfaces. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use one of most popular and often-recommended HTTP libraries . . . Read more

Installing the Google PageSpeed Module

What You’ll Be Creating Welcome to my third tutorial about optimizing your Google Page Speed. For those that don’t know, Google PageSpeed is a free tool that assesses the performance and usability of your website for mobile and desktop platforms. It’s extra important because Google uses it in determining key elements of our SEO ranking, . . . Read more