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What Are WordPress Nonces?

Posted on September 22nd, 2015.

Keeping your WordPress theme or plugin code secure is important to prevent possible attacks from malicious users. Today we’ll look at how nonces (number used once) can also help keep your WordPress themes and plugins secure. What Are WordPress Nonces? WordPress nonces are defined as: … a “number used once” to help protect URLs and […]



The Beginner’s Guide to Location in Android

Posted on July 21st, 2015.

Knowing a user’s location in an Android app can be extremely useful. Users take their devices everywhere and are constantly using them on the go, and as developers we can capitalize on that by providing a more contextual experience based on their current location. Accessing the current location of an Android device is easier than […]



Plurality of the web with javascript

Posted on July 3rd, 2015.

Seventy-one percent of today’s internet users don’t speak English as a first language, and that number keeps growing. But few people specialize in internationalization. As a result, most sites get it wrong—because things that seem straightforward are often anything but. Take pluralization. Turning singular words into plurals within strings gets tricky quickly—even in English, where […]



File Upload With AJAX

Posted on June 29th, 2015.

This is a very basic AJAX file uploading to demonstrate how uploading can be done through AJAX, an advanced file uploading script will soon follow. The Concept Unlike the ordinary file upload, where you submit the file and getting processed, most of the action happens in the back-end and the it is the Web Browsers […]



Initiation to Code

Posted on June 26th, 2015.

When you imagine a programming mentor, certain archetypes might flash into your mind. Maybe you see the wise monk who’s meditated on design patterns for decades. Perhaps it’s the sophisticated keynote speaker with a staggering list of open source contributions. Or it might be that mad scientist polyglot obsessed with a dozen languages you’ve never […]


Web & Design

Standardization and the Open Web

Posted on June 24th, 2015.

We’re done arguing over the importance of web standards. Accessibility, stability, quality control, and ease-of-use all helped to settle the debate long ago. Advocacy websites created to promote web standards—such as Chris Heilmann’s Web Standards for Business and The Web Standards Project—haven’t needed to change at all since the mid-2000s. What has changed, however, is […]



Using MySQL with Node.js & the node-mysql JavaScript Client

Posted on May 20th, 2015.

NoSQL databases are all the rage these days and probably the preferred back-end for Node.js applications. But you shouldn’t architect your next project based on what’s hip and trendy, rather the type of database to be used should depend on the project’s requirements. If your project involves dynamic table creation, real time inserts etc. then […]