Jeffrey Way
I used to be the editor of Nettuts+ and head of web development courses at Tuts+.
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    Pro Workflow in Laravel and Sublime Text200x200
    Not too long ago, I built a handful of generators for Laravel, which ease the process of various tasks. Today, thanks to help from Gaurav Narula, we're turning things up a notch with the release of a new Sublime Text plugin that leverages the power of Artisan and the generators from directly within your editor.Read More…
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    Essential Tools For A Modern Front-end Development WorkflowCode
    When you think about it, the phrase, "modern front-end development" is a relatively new thing! When compared to competing platforms and industries, the web is still in its infancy stage. That being said, one only needs to read a development-specific Twitter feed, or say hello on a few applicable IRC channels to realize just how quickly our techniques and processes are advancing into a modern age of front-end development.Read More…
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    The Holy Grail of Conference Talks: Live CodingHoly grail of conference talks live coding
    If you've ever been to a code-focused conference before, you can surely attest to the fact that the number of live-coding talks is incredibly low. The reason why is obvious: they're super, super hard! Imagine coding on stage in front of hundreds of people, when, all of the sudden, something goes wrong, and your code breaks! In real life, a few minutes of debugging is a non-issue. On stage, even a single moment of silence is a speaker's nightmare. So, should we never attempt such talks? Absolutely not! You simply have to prepare in the right ways. I'll provide a few tips in this article.Read More…
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    Better Testing in LaravelCode
    In this screencast, you'll learn how to leverage PHPUnit and Laravel's IoC container to better test your controllers. Additionally, we'll review such best practices as using Mockery and readability in our tests.Read More…
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    Sublime Text 3 Beta Released200x200
    This just in: after six months of silence, the beta for the next version of the popular Sublime Text code editor is now available for testing to registered members. Join me as I show you the first features that you'll want to try, including instant loading and the ridiculously useful "Goto Definition" command.Read More…
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    Demystifying RESTCode
    No, this is not an article that encourages you to sleep more! However, if that was your first inclination, then the following text was tailor-made for you! It’s an unfortunate truth, though, that the principles of REST are decidely complex. Entire books have been written on the subject. I won’t be so presumptuous to assume that I can merge such an intricate topic into a few thousand words.Read More…
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    Better Workflow in PHP With Composer, Namespacing, and PHPUnitPhpunit composer autoloading namespacing
    In this video tutorial, we'll again focus on workflow. Specifically, we'll use Composer's built-in autoloading capabilities, along with namespacing, to make for an elegant testing experience. We'll also review a handful of PHPUnit best practices, as we get setup with these tools.Read More…
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    A RequireJS, Backbone, and Bower Starter TemplatePreview
    Switching to a modular approach to writing JavaScript is unfortunately a more difficult process than we might hope. Once you understand the concept of AMD, you then have to figure out the logistics: how do you setup RequireJS? What about non-AMD libraries? What about dependency management? What about configuration and optimization? Read More…
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    What's Hot in 2013: Our PicksCodekitlogo
    2012 was a fantastic year for new technologies, products, and frameworks in our industry. That said, 2013 is looking to be even better! Recently, I asked our Nettuts+ writing staff to compile a list of the technologies that they'll be keeping a close eye on. Now these aren't necessarily brand new, but we expect them to spike in popularity this year! Read More…
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    Git for DesignersCode
    You're likely familiar with tools, like Git and Subversion. But, as web designers, it's quite possible that, though you might say you leverage version control in your projects, the truth is that, more often than not, you simply don't.Read More…
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    How to Setup Laravel 4Laravel 4
    As you may know, here at Nettuts+, we've covered the popular Laravel framework a great deal. With version 4 on the near horizon, I've received quite a few emails and comments, requesting a screencast that describes exactly how to clone and work with the alpha version of Laravel 4, as well as Composer. Hope this helps!Read More…
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    Publishers: Don't Restrict WritersRestricting writers
    Today, I'd like to take a few moments to focus on something that affects us all, but isn't specifically code related. What I'm referring to is the people who commission the traditional books and magazine articles that you read and learn from every day.Read More…