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  • Code
    iOS 8: Core Data and Batch UpdatesPreviewimage@2x
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    Core Data has been around for many years on OS X and it didn't take Apple long to bring it to iOS. Even though the framework doesn't get as much attention as extensions or handoff, it continues to evolve year over year, and this year, with the release of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, is no different. Apple introduced a few new features to the Core Data framework, but the most notable are batch updates and asynchronous fetching. Developers have been asking for these features for many years and Apple finally found a way to integrate them into Core Data. In this tutorial, I will show you how batch updates work and what they mean for the Core Data framework.Read More…
  • Code
    PHP 5.6 : What's NewPhp 5 6
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    It's been a long time coming, but we finally have a new version of PHP. With it comes a some nice, new features, improvements to existing features, as well as features that have been removed or marked as deprecated. Let's dive in and take a look at everything that's offered by the latest version.Read More…
  • Code
    Using New Relic to Monitor WordPress PerformanceNew relic
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    If you arrived here from the Optimizing WordPress with Varnish and W3 Total Cache tutorial, you already have a pretty well optimized WordPress installation. If not, you may want to go back and review our guide to Varnish and W3TC. We're going to show you how to use New Relic's free server monitoring to see within your WordPress and PHP stack.Read More…
  • Code
    Configuring W3 Total Cache: General Settings IIWpconfigtips
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    We covered half of the General Settings in last article. Let's move forward to configure the remaining options offered by W3TC. In this article, you will get to know about the Database Cache, Object Cache, Browser Cache, CDN and other settings.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Fractal Art: An Introduction to ApophysisPreview
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    Learn what a fractal is and how to create your own amazing works of mathematical art in this primer for the fractal generator Apophysis. With so many wonderful images to create, your imagination is truly the only limit.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Is Digital Art "Real" Art? Facts and Myths About Digital CreatingDigital art myths prev
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    Can you be a great digital artist when you don't how to draw with a pencil? Do you need expensive equipment for digital art? And what is the best way to learn it? The answers may be surprising!Read More…