Automating LIFX Lights With The LightBlue Bean and IFTTT

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The LightBlue Bean is a small low energy Bluetooth Arduino microcontroller with a built in 3-axis accelerometer and temperature sensor. It's quite an interesting way to add connectivity to objects via Bluetooth connectivity instead of Wi-Fi. It has dig... Read more
Automating LIFX Lights With The LightBlue Bean and IFTTT

DIY Priority+ Navigation

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We've written a bit about the Priority+ pattern here before. Here's a bunch of real world examples. I needed to use it recently. I found Gijs Rogé's priority-navigation. It's pretty nice: no dependencies, clean code, fairly configurable and designable... Read more
DIY Priority+ Navigation

Writing PHP Git Hooks with Static Review

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If you’ve been using Git for more than a short length of time, you’ll hopefully have heard of Git hooks. If not, Git hooks, as Andrew Udvare introduced here on SitePoint back in August of last year, are scripts which run, based on certain events in... Read more
Writing PHP Git Hooks with Static Review

The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: Adding a New Order Part 1

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In my previous article I gave an introduction to how online store owners can track and manage orders placed by customers. What if you want to place any order manually? This is the topic of today's article, in which I will explain how one can add a new ... Read more
The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: Adding a New Order Part 1

Build a Countdown Timer in Just 18 Lines of JavaScript

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Sometimes in life, you’re going to need a JavaScript countdown clock for something other than a doomsday device. Whether you have an event, a sale, a promotion, or a game, you can benefit from building a clock in raw JavaScript rather than reaching ... Read more
Build a Countdown Timer in Just 18 Lines of JavaScript

Six Tips for Chrome DevTools

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The following is a guest post by Umar Hansa. Umar has a newsletter I'm a fan of and graciously offered to write this guest post in that style. I'll let him introduce himself. Hey, I'm Umar. I like to share web development related tips on Twitter (@umaa... Read more
Six Tips for Chrome DevTools

Logging with Monolog: From Devtools to Slack

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Logging is an important part of the app development/maintenance cycle. It’s not just about the data you log, but also about how you do it. In this article, we are going to explore the Monolog package and see how it can help us take advantage of our l... Read more
Logging with Monolog: From Devtools to Slack