Andrew Burgess
Hi! I'm Andrew Burgess, a Staff Writer here on Tuts+. I've been hanging around the Tuts+ since early 2009; I discovered the site when I was looking for an introduction to jQuery. Since discovering the site, my web development skills have skyrocketed; I think that's the default experience! Now, I've been writing for Tuts+ regularly since late 2009. I've been working with the computers since I was pretty young, and with the web since 2006. I've dabbled with over a dozen programming languages, but I'm most comfortable in JavaScript and Ruby. Currently, I'm a university student, studying computer science.
Courses
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    Building a Web App From Scratch With AngularJS

    2.7 hours
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    Getting Started with Express

    1.1 hours
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    Build a Multi-Player Card Game With Meteor

    2.5 hours
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    Building NPM Packages

    1.6 hours
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    Redis Essential

    1.6 hours
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    Beautiful Data with D3

    2.6 hours
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    Diving into Octopress

    1.5 hours
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    Getting Good with Grunt

    1.5 hours
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    Relational Databases

    1.5 hours
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    Building Ribbit in Rails

    2.4 hours
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    Virtual Machines With Vagrant and Puppet

    1.8 hours
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    Advanced Command Line Techniques

    2.6 hours
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    Vim for Advanced Users

    2.6 hours
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    Single Page Web Apps with Meteor

    3.2 hours
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    Learning MongoDB

    2.9 hours
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    Advanced Backbone Patterns and Techniques

    4.4 hours
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    SQL Essentials

    2.3 hours
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    Build Web Apps in Node and Express

    2.4 hours
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    Git Essentials

    3.1 hours
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    Cleaner Code With CoffeeScript

    2.2 hours
Tutorials
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    Using Node's Event ModuleNode event module retina preview
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    When I first heard about Node.js, I thought it was just a JavaScript implementation for the server. But it's actually much more: it comes with a host of built-in functions that you don't get in the browser. One of those bit of functionality is the Event Module, which has the EventEmitter class. We'll be looking at that in this tutorial.Read More…
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    Drawing With Two.jsTwo js 400
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    Advanced graphics are a big part of the web these days, but there are a couple of different renderers in the mix. You could use canvas, of course; but SVG and WebGL are also options. In this tutorial, we'll review a relatively new drawing library, two.js, which provides one API that does the same thing with all three of those renderers. If you're ready, let's check it out!Read More…
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    Meet the Connect FrameworkConnect 400
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    Newcomers to NodeJS typically find its API difficult to grasp. Luckily, many developers have created frameworks that make it easier to work with Node. Connect is one such framework. It sits on top of Node's API and draws the line between comfort and control.Read More…
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    Writing a Shell Script From ScratchCommand 400
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    Writing shell scripts can be rather daunting, primarily because the shell isn't the most friendly of languages to use. However, I hope to show you in this tutorial that shell scripting is actually not as tough or as scary as you might expect.Read More…
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    Active Record: The Rails Database BridgeRelational databases for dummies preview
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    In the past, to build a web application, you required the skills to code in your business logic language and your database language. More recently, however, back-end frameworks are leaning toward using Object-Relational Mapping (ORM); this is a technique that lets you manage your database in the business logic language that you're most comfortable with. Rails uses an ORM in the form of Active Record. In this tutorial, we'll dive into Active Record and see what it can do for us!Read More…
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    Building Ribbit in RailsRibbit rails
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    Welcome to the next installment in our Twitter clone series! In this tutorial, we'll build Ribbit from scratch, not using PHP, but with Ruby on Rails. Let's get started!Read More…
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    The Best Education of 2012: Month By MonthHtaccess files for the rest of us 1
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    Well, 2012 has come to a close. A plethora of excellent tutorials and articles were published throughout the year, both here on Nettuts+ and elsewhere around the web. To document the year, I compiled a list of sixty of the best tutorials, month by month. You'll likely find a few that you missed along the way!Read More…
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    All I Want For Christmas (A Developer's Wishlist)Preview
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    It's that time of year again, and there's a good chance you might be looking for gift ideas for your programmer friends. Or, maybe, you need a list to pass on to your friends and family, so they have some ideas for you! Either way, this list of geeky gifts should cover most developers. Read More…
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    Best Practices When Working With JavaScript TemplatesTemplates best practices
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    Maybe you don't need them for simple web apps, but it doesn't take too much complexity before embracing JavaScript templates becomes a good decision. Like any other tool or technique, there are a few best practices that you should keep in mind, when using templates. We'll take a look at a handful of these practices in this tutorial.Read More…
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    Testing JavaScript with PhantomJSPreview
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    I don't think I need to convince you that testing your JavaScript code is a good idea. But, it can sometimes prove tedious to test JavaScript code that requires a DOM. This means you need to test your code in the browser and can't use the terminal, right? Wrong, actually: enter PhantomJS.Read More…
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    Better CoffeeScript Testing With MochaMocha coffeescript
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    Recently, I’ve been doing a considerable amount of CoffeeScript work. One problem I ran into early-on was testing: I didn’t want to manually convert my CoffeeScript to JavaScript before I could test it. Instead, I wanted to test from CoffeeScript directly. How’d I end up doing it? Read on to find out!Read More…
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    Meet Bower: A Package Manager For The WebPreview
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    As the web platform has matured, the tools for managing our projects, too, have matured. In this tutorial, I’ll introduce you to one of these tools that makes managing the dependencies of your project considerably easier: Bower.Read More…