Archive for: April, 2017

All Things Seem Possible In May! Unique Wallpapers To Freshen Up Your Desktop

    We always try our best to challenge your creativity and get you out of your comfort zone. A great occasion to do so is our monthly wallpapers challenge which has been going on for eight years already. It’s an opportunity to let...

Upgrading Sylius the TDD Way: Exploring Behat

Last time, we developed some new features on top of Sylius’ core to indicate which products and their variants are low on stock and need replenishing. Now, we move on to seeing our changes in the UI, which means we will need to do a bit of StoryBDD testing. When browsing the list of products, we want to see a new...

Using npm as a Build Tool

The main purpose being: you’re using npm anyway, so using it directly to run scripts removes a dependency (i.e. gulp/grunt/whatever) and brings you a bit closer to the tools you are using directly. I could see this example `package.json` file from Graham Smith being highly referenced as people try this out for th...

TypeScript at Slack

An excellent subhead by Felix Rieseberg: How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Trust the Compiler. I’d wager that some of the popularity of SCSS was due to that fact that any valid CSS was valid SCSS, so you could baby step into SCSS on an existing codebase fairly easily. The same is true with TypeScript: Modern ...

Upgrading Sylius the TDD Way: Exploring PhpSpec

The post on developing and testing new Sylius features was an introduction to the three types of tests that are used in Sylius – PHPUnit, Phpspec and Behat. In this part, we’ll extend some core classes to indicate color-coded inventory status. First, we’ll deal with the back end part. In a followup po...

Managing State in CSS with Reusable JavaScript Functions

Determining the most efficient way of managing state can be a challenging issue in CSS, but thankfully there are many OOCSS-based methodologies out there which provide some good solutions. My preferred comes from SMACSS (Scalable and modular architecture for CSS) and involves stateful classes. To quote SMACSS’s o...

Web Development Reading List #180: DNS Over HTTPS, HAProxy Performance, And Decentralized AI

    We all have fears and doubts. It’s not different for you than for me. Over the last weeks, “well-known” people on Twitter started to share mistakes they made in life or their careers. I think it’s very helpful to read tha...

YouTube: High-Resolution Content Easily Downloaded

Like yourself a fast YouTube download? The video platform that used to be filled with shaky, private videos has become an entire media world of its own – with its own stars and “TV channels.” From a technological standpoint, we went through the evolution from 240p to 1080p and were happy about a highe...

Poly Fluid Sizing

Fluid typography is pretty amazing. We have a writeup of how it all works. But as fancy as that is, it’s still scaling the type linearly. What if we wanted the type size to fall along a curve? The math gets a bunch more complicated, but it’s possible. Jake Wilson digs in, and while he finds that calc() isn&...

Functional Programming with Phunkie: Funky Parser Combinators

Phunkie is a library with functional structures for PHP. In this tutorial, Phunkie creator Marcello Duarte, head of training at Inviqa, explains how to create Parser combinators using the functional library. This post first appeared on the Inviqa blog, and was republished here with their permission. Learning functiona...