Andrew Blackman
Andrew Blackman is a former Wall Street Journal staff reporter, now living in Crete and working as a freelance writer.
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  • Code
    New Course: Testing Ruby With RSpecRspec
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    With the latest major release of RSpec, testing in Ruby has become even more powerful. New matchers, a better API and more power to the user through configuration are just some of the features in version 3. Join Ruby expert José Mota in our new Tuts+ course, and improve the way you test your Ruby code with RSpec.Read More…
  • Business
    How to Raise Your Prices Without Losing CustomersRaise prices
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    Price increases are a necessary part of doing business, but nobody likes talking about them. So here's a guide to communicating price changes to your customers in a way that makes them easier to understand and accept.Read More…
  • Code
    New Course: A Developer's Guide to Setting Up a New MacMacfordevs
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    Getting a new Mac is one of the best things that can happen to anyone, but especially a developer. Since you use your computer all day, it's important to have the best one possible. But it is also important to set up your computer with all the tools and utilities you need to do your job most effectively. In our new course, you'll go through the steps of setting up all the important tools that every developer needs.Read More…
  • Business
    New eBook Available for SubscribersPrezi preview
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    Prezi is a new and marvelous approach to the visualization of information, with over 30 million users across the globe. This book will walk you through 10 different and exciting projects to help you get the most out of Prezi. You'll learn how professionals build their prezis, as well as the way they think during the presentation process. You'll learn a lot of practical details and tips for other tools as well.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    New Course: Makeup Basics for Photo and VideoMakeup
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    Now that high-definition video is here to stay, viewers are able to see more than they ever have before. In this course you will learn the basics of makeup for video from a hair and makeup pro. You will learn about what products to use, how to apply makeup, how much to use, and more!Read More…
  • Web Design
    New Course: Top-Speed HTML Development With JadeJade
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    If you’re not using Jade, you’re missing out on some of the fastest HTML you’ll ever write, as well as boilerplate templating methods that will slash your development time in half. In our new course, you’ll learn how to generate full HTML from quick and easy shorthand, and create infinitely reusable templates so you never again have to write the same code twice.Read More…
  • Code
    New eBooks Available for SubscribersSoql
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    We've just added a new batch of eBooks for Tuts+ subscribers. If you want to learn more about the Google Apps Script, extending the Symfony 2 web application framework, getting started with SOQL, or much more, then our latest offerings will teach you all you need to know.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New Course: Background Art for Video GamesFungameart
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    One of the most important aspects of a successful video game is the environment. The background is what sets the stage for the player, and knowing how to create great-looking backgrounds will improve your value as a designer. In our new course, we take a look at basic game design concepts, and then design two tileable game backgrounds using Adobe Illustrator.Read More…
  • Business
    How to Hire Your First EmployeesEmployee badge new hire
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    Learn what to do if you need to start hiring staff for your business. How do you find the right candidates, how do you interview them, and how do you figure out what pay and benefits to offer? We'll also cover some important regulatory requirements.Read More…
  • Code
    New Course: Windows Phone 8 DevelopmentWindowsphone8
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    Our new course will show you how to get started developing for Windows Phone, and will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge in XAML, MVVM, and platform-specific features.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New Course: Fluid Photo ManipulationLiquify
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    Our new design course explores the Transformation, Warp, and Liquify tools within Adobe Photoshop. You’ll learn about the features at a beginner level, then work through them in a practice project, and ultimately apply them to the overarching course project of developing a photo caricature. By the end of this course, you'll have a greater understanding of these powerful photo manipulation tools within Adobe Photoshop.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    New Course: Better Video With Your SmartphoneBetterphonevideo
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    Better Video With Your Smartphone will help you make great-looking video with the amazing little video camera in your pocket. This course explores film-making techniques, how to get the most from your phone's video capabilities, and what tools and tactics work best with a smartphone. By the end of this course you'll be able to make a professional-looking short video with nothing but your phone!Read More…