The stereotype of the isolated programmer has become old and tired and if it was ever really true it is far from true now. Coding has become a social activity with online communities, applications and resources dedicated to bringing communities of coders together to share ideas, give each other a helping hand to solve problems and to innovate together.
I have put together this list of my three most useful resources that I use when coding. These are all great for collaboration. Useful in their own way and tools now I have started using them leave me wondering how I got by without them.
A fundamental element of any website you work on is its typography – how your text is displayed. After all, much of the information displayed that your visitors are consuming is displayed through type. The common phrase is content is king so this quick guide to typography for web developers will help you design content with easy to read typography.
One of the easiest ways to experiment and improve your design skills is by experimenting with typography. It’s a skill that will take some practice and refining to get just right so that your web design is readable and effective it’s also something that gives immediate result when giving your design a quick overhaul.
I will describe some of the common typeface phrases you are likely to encounter, how a letter form is constructed is and how to use them effectively in your website designs.
A website is something you can hold in your hand. If many of your websites visitors are experiencing your websites mobile experience then then making sure they can hold your website comfortably may be the key to to turning them from a visitor to a customer.
If you are a regular user of inbuilt Developer tools then the word indispensable may come to mind. The tools talked about in this article are those released by major browsers like Chrome and Firefox. These are tools built right into the browser itself and are designed to help a web designer with many tasks from testing out ideas, gathering information and debugging problems in their code.
For years web developers wanting to develop cool new applications for the internet have been mostly restricted to what they can build in the confines of the web browser. Developers wanting to expand their projects onto other platforms, like mobile apps, have found themselves having to learn new languages from scratch, sometime multiple languages need to be understood to reach the widest audience.
As a web developer I spend a lot of time writing code, organising myself and my team. Looking for more efficient ways to complete a task.
During my day I use multiple tools, the following are my most used tools.
Website security is a crucial and should not be over looked, in this article I’d like to introduce you to some of the most common security threats and what can be done to combat them.
SQL injection can happen when users provide data which is not sanitised. The attacker’s hostile data can trick the website into executing unintended commands or accessing data without proper authorization.
The internet is a huge part of everyday life from online banking, checking what’s on at the cinema to running an online business. it’s no wonder web development is a huge industry, but how do you get started in the first place? Is college / university the best route or going out on your own as a freelancer or working your way up as an apprentice?
Do you want to grow up to be a programmer? You have a choice. You can go off to one of the best computer science colleges, or you can learn the basics now at home. Whether you can learn those programming skills for free or not is the question. So, we went on a search for the most common and the most popular programming languages to see what we could find. We learned that you can learn every computer language known to mankind online through open source projects, free online tutorials, free eBooks and wikis.