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  • Code
    Core Data from Scratch: ConcurrencyPreview image@2x
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    If you're developing a small or simple application, then you probably don't see the benefit of running Core Data operations in the background. However, what would happen if you imported hundreds or thousands of records on the main thread during the first launch of your application? The consequences could be dramatic. For example, your application could be killed by Apple's watchdog for taking too long to launch. In this article, we take a look at the dangers when using Core Data on multiple threads and we explore several solutions to tackle the problem.Read More…
  • Code
    Get Started Building Your Blog with Parse.js: Working with Data00 preview
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    Have you ever got excited by your idea of a website but found miserable making it dynamic and actually running on a server? With Parse.js, really everyone who understand the basics of the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript can create dynamic websites and working web apps. This tutorial is going to take you through the process of creating a blog system step by step with Parse.js. And by the end of this series, you should be able to create your own CMS site with ease.Read More…
  • Code
    iThemes Exchange: Payment Gateways, Shipping and CouponsExchange logo
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    When taking payments on a website, regardless of whether that payment is taken on your website or on a third party website, it's a good idea to have an SSL certificate. You can read more about setting up SSL in WordPress in a recent tutorial. In this part of the series, we're going to dive in to setting up payment, shipping and coupons for your Exchange eCommerce store.Read More…
  • Code
    Creating a Custom WordPress Registration Form PluginRegistration
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    Out-of-the-box, WordPress provides a custom registration form that can be used to setup a new user, or to add a new user when adding them to an existing WordPress installation. But what if you want to implement a custom registration form that does not render the options in the WordPress Dashboard?Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    To the Point: Interview With Sabrina SmelkoPreview
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    An interview with Canadian illustrator and designer, Sabrina Smelko, whose work varies from illustration to graphic design to art direction to blog writing. She's worked with Mozilla, AARP, and a host of other companies. It seems her client list never ends, and as such her insight into the working life of an in-demand designer is enlightening to say the least.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Plugins, Resources and Freebies to Spice up SketchSketch preview
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    At Tuts+ we always want to provide useful material to our readers. We listen and we give. This roundup will introduce you to some of the most useful resources available for Sketch.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create an Exploding Planet in Adobe PhotoshopPreviewimage3
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    This tutorial will teach you how to create a cracked and exploding planet. All super villains wish for a weapon capable of destroying a planet. We have one too: we call it Photoshop! We will start with a perfectly good planet and smash it like an egg! Or at least an egg that is floating in space and has an explosion of energy within it.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Big Beautiful Grain Adds Atmosphere to Images400px image
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    This tutorial turn the common wisdom about noise on its head and show you why we should show noise in images some love.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Stéphane de Greef: Combining Nature Photography With DocumentaryStephanegreefthumbnail
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    Inspired by Don McCullin and Piotr Naskrecki, Stéphane de Greef is a forest engineer, cartographer and photographer with a long career in humanitarian work and a passion for bugs and archaeology. He talks to us about his nature photography and documentary work in Cambodia.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Ergonomic Principles and Practice for PhotographersErgonomics of shooting preview
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    It’s easy to unintentionally hurt ourselves when photographing and it’s difficult to shoot when hurt. We can prevent injury by changing our posture and how we carry our equipment. This tutorial presents a mini-program of five exercises to help photographers stretch and tone the parts of our bodies we use the hardest when on a shoot.Read More…
  • Game Development
    Develop a 3D Skee Ball Game With UnityPreview
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    In this tutorial, you'll remember your days in the Skee Ball arcade while learning how to detect swipe gestures and familiarizing yourself with physics forces. I'll also show you how to communicate between classes and respond to user input.Read More…
  • Code
    Creating Maintainable WordPress Meta Boxes: The LayoutMaintainable meta boxes 1
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    In the first post, we looked at the initial directory structure and setup the basic code required to get a plugin running in WordPress. In this post, we're going to continue planning and building our plugin. We'll also be talking about the decisions that we're making when it comes to separating parts of our code and how it factors into maintainability.Read More…