Archive for the ‘documentation’ Category

What Does a Well-Documented CSS Codebase Look Like?

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In the front-end community, there is a lot of attention related to documenting JavaScript. That's not so much the case with CSS. Often times I feel like lost when I join a project with minimal or no CSS documentation. Even though CSS is relatively easy...

The Balance between Visual and Technical Debt in PHP

Laracasts recently published a very interesting non-Laravel video about something called visual debt. It's only 3 minutes long, so please, take the time to watch it before reading further. Done? Okay, spoilers below. In the video, Jeff starts out wit...

On Writing Feature Requirements

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I have been asked to lead product development on a team. This is somewhat of a new journey for me because I'm generally used to calling myself a web designer rather than a product manager or strategist. The toughest part of this job for me has been org...

Amazon Product API Exploration: Let’s Build a Product Searcher

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In this tutorial, you'll take a look at Amazon's Product Advertising API. It's an API that allows developers to access data about items for sale, seller reviews, customer reviews, and product promotions on all Amazon marketplaces worldwide. Basic API...

PHP-FIG Alternatives: The Pros and Cons of Various Visions

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In his article The Past, Present and Future of the PHP-FIG, Larry Garfield gives a whirlwind tour of his impressions of the FIG, from its founding to one of its possible futures. I encourage you to read it in its entirety before continuing. Herein, I w...

Design and Build Your Own JavaScript Library: Tips & Tricks

This article was peer reviewed by Adrian Sandu, Vildan Softic and Dan Prince. Thanks to all of SitePoint's peer reviewers for making SitePoint content the best it can be! Libraries: we use them all the time. A library is packaged code that developers c...

Contributing to PHP: How to Contribute to PHP’s Manual

In this two-part article series, we’ll be covering how to contribute to the PHP project. This will hopefully clarify what steps need to be taken for those looking to become more involved with PHP. This first part will be covering how to contribute to...

Learn PHP 7, Find out What’s New, and More

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PHP 7, the next version of the world’s most popular programming language, has been released. We’d love to shoot fireworks and get drunk with our newfound power (seriously, the language is in the true big leagues now, functionality and performance-w...