Archive for the ‘Open source’ Category

Web Maker, an Offline, Browser-based CodePen Alternative

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In this article, Kushagra Gaur introduces Web Maker, a browser extension he created for front-end developers who want a blazing-fast, offline web playground. If you're a front-end developer like me, you've probably tried one or more of the code playgr...

Pay the Price for Open Source

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Gather 'round kiddies, Uncle Cal has a history lesson to share. Back when the world was young Back in the early days of Open Source - when Dinosaurs roamed the earth and Rasmus was a young man - there were two types of open source projects we talked ...

Free as in Puppy — Open Sourcing Your JavaScript Code

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Open Source is much more than making something available to the public. It is not only about your code, it is also about licenses, understanding participation and herding cats a.k.a. dealing with community issues. In this article we will briefly look a...

Editorial: What Does Open Source Mean to You?

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We love our themed weeks here on SitePoint. Earlier this year we had IoT week, which saw us (me in my tin hat) publishing articles focused on the intersection of the internet and the physical world. The week was a big success, and so now we're back by ...

Editorial: A Spotlight on Interesting JavaScript Projects

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This is the editorial from my latest JavaScript newsletter, you can subscribe here. Occasionally while browsing the web I come across some cool project or library that does something I'd never thought about doing (or didn't know could be done) with Jav...

Please: Automated CMS and Framework Installs in Vagrant

If you're a web developer, possibly one of your most boring and repetitive tasks is the configuration of the basic setup for every new project. Configuring your my-project.dev domain, creating the database, installing WordPress (or any other CMS/Framew...

Find JavaScript Code Snippets by Functionality with Cocycles

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Cocycles is a new code search service that enables code to be found by functionality. In this article, Cocycles team member Jonathan explains the idea behind this approach to code searching. We're all familiar with it: that moment when you're forced t...

Contributing to PHP: How to Fix Bugs in the PHP Core

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Previously, we covered contributing to PHP’s documentation. Now, we will be covering how to get involved with PHP’s core. To do this, we will be looking at the workflow for fixing a simple bug in the core. Since submitting new features to PHP has ...

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...