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Popular Vim Commands - Comprehensive Vim Cheat Sheet

Popular Vim Commands - Comprehensive Vim Cheat Sheet

Vim was made available in 1991 and is a free, open source software. Available both as a command line interface and as a standalone program with a GUI, Vim is a text editor that is a modal version of the vi editor created for Unix in the 1970s; Vim stands for vi improved. While it was designed with Unix in mind, versions of it are available for most operating systems and Vim is also available for Android and iOS smartphones.

June 25, 2020 Read more
Chrome DevTools - 20+ Tips and Tricks

Chrome DevTools - 20+ Tips and Tricks

Google Chrome is currently one of the most popular web browsers used by developers today. According to StatCounter, as of September 2019, Google Chrome holds 63.72% browser market share across the globe. The Chrome DevTools can greatly improve your workflow by helping you develop, test, and debug your websites right within your browser. Many of you probably use Chrome DevTools on a regular basis, but check out these additional tips and tricks to enhance your productivity.

October 31, 2019 Read more

Icon Library Resources - Top 18 Most Popular for 2019

Icons are some of the most-used graphics in web and application design. They're so commonplace, in fact, that most non-designers take them for granted. For designers, though, icons are more than just graphical afterthoughts. They're guideposts that lead web visitors and app users through a complex set of interactions with their favorite sites and tools. Such icons might be flat in design terms, but they're certainly not lifeless. They're a crucial component of user experience, and designers must pick them with care.

December 12, 2018 Read more

Git Cheat Sheet - A Collection of the Most Useful Commands

Git is the go-to version control tool for most software developers because it allows them to efficiently manage their source code and track file changes while working with a large team. In fact, Git has so many uses that memorizing its various commands can be a daunting task, which is why we've created this git cheat sheet. This guide includes an introduction to Git, a glossary of terms and lists of commonly used Git commands.

December 6, 2018 Read more

23 Useful PHP Tools for the Everyday Web Developer

Thanks to its reliable performance, extensive documentation and dedicated user community, PHP is one of the preferred server side scripting language of many web developers. Consequently, there are so many free and premium PHP tools available online that it's difficult for developers to determine which ones are worthwhile. Below is a run down of a few useful PHP tools for developers. Best PHP development environments 1. PHPStorm PHPStorm streamlines application development by offering integration with relational databases and other PHP tools.

November 1, 2018 Read more

100+ Awesome Web Development Tools and Resources

The best and worst thing about being a web developer is that the web is constantly changing. While this is exciting it also means that web developers must always be proactive in learning new techniques or programming languages, adapting to changes, and be willing and eager to accept new challenges. This could include tasks such as adapting existing frameworks to meet business requirements, testing a website to identify technical problems, or optimizing and scaling a site to better perform with the backend infrastructure.

August 2, 2018 Read more

6 Popular Headless Browsers for Web Testing

How do you know if the user interface (UI) of a website you're developing works as it should and the site as a whole delivers the optimal user experience (UX)? Headless browsers give you a fast, lightweight way to automate high-level actions and get an idea of how well your site operates in common scenarios. Many headless options are available, including headless versions of popular browsers like Chrome and Firefox and tools to simulate several different browsers.

February 22, 2018 Read more

npm vs Yarn - Which Package Manager Should You Use?

npm and Yarn are two well-known JavaScript package managers. If you're not familiar with what a package manager does, it essentially is a way automate the process of installing, updating, configuring, and removing pieces of software (packages) retrieved from a global registry. In this post, we'll be going over what differences exist between two of the most popular JavaScript package managers - npm and Yarn. What is npm? The JavaScript node package manager, typically abbreviated in all lowercase as npm, is the default method for managing packages in the Node.

December 14, 2017 Read more

Comprehensive Node Version Manager (NVM) Tutorial

If you build Node.js applications, you may want to use different versions of Node. Fortunately, there is an easy way to install and manage them all from a single machine thanks to Node Version Manager. This guide covers all of the commands you need to know to start switching Node versions with no hassle. What is Node.js? Node.js is an open source JavaScript run-time environment used for making web servers and other networking tools.

October 19, 2017 Read more

Jenkins vs Travis - Comparing Two Popular CI Tools

Continuous integration is now common practice, but not all CI tools are created equally. To be more precise, certain CI tools are better suited for certain types of projects. This guide will compare two of the most popular CI tools, Jenkins and Travis CI, to help you decide which one is preferable in specific situations. What is continuous integration? Continuous integration, or CI, is the practice of integrating individual developers' code and making builds several times each day.

October 12, 2017 Read more
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