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Shedquarters—Upping the Work at Home Game

The trend of remote working has been increasing over the past several years. It’s a fantastic way to equalize your work-life balance and cut out time-wasting activities, such as commuting to an office. However, working from home can have numerous issues you need to identify and resolve in order to be successful. As a dad […]

Design for Developers

While there is some truth to “some amount of innate talent is required to be a true artist”, it’s not necessarily so in learning how to design. And as developers, we’ve all found ourselves struggling when called on to be both the designer and developer of a website. There are processes and techniques you can […]

SOLID Principles in Action: From Slack to Twilio

SOLID principles make software more flexible and maintainable. In this talk, Micah Silverman touches on each of the principles: Single responsibility principle Open/closed principle Liskov substitution principle Interface segregation principle Dependency inversion principle However, rather than talk about them in the abstract, the talk focuses on a specific code example. The example starts out as […]

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Web Apps

Virtual reality and augmented reality will revolutionize the Web. In this talk, we will build and demo both an augmented reality web application built using three.js and a webcam, and a virtual reality web application using PHP, React.js, A-Frame, and an Oculus Rift.

Denied! Securing your Application with Better User Authorization

As our applications grow in complexity, application security needs to change to keep pace. Using real-world examples we will explore new implementations for front-end user authorization and authentication best practices. We’ll go beyond the basics of determining if a user is logged in, and discuss using JSON Web Tokens (JWT) for authentication. By examining security […]

From Zero to Serverless

So many times our customers need a simple routine that can be executed on a routine basis but the solution doesn’t need to be an elaborate solution without going the trouble of setting servers and other infrastructure. Serverless computer is the abstraction of servers, infrastructure, and operating systems and make getting solutions to your customer’s […]

Taking Code on the Road

Cindy Cullen has learned a lot of things about coding, freelancing, languages, web development, WordPress, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, servers, Laravel, and much more from her life on the road. Freedom is important to her. Programming has allowed Cindy and her wife to live the life of their dreams with some of the most wonderful clients in the […]

Maintaining Homestead

Laravel’s Homestead project is the second most downloaded public vagrant environment. Initially designed to be a full featured local development environment focused on making Laravel developer’s experience easier Homestead has grown into a solid well-rounded LAMP stack Vagrant environment for nearly any PHP project. Join us as we review the features and inner workings of […]

Design: The Science of Making Stuff Pretty

Even if you’re not a creative, mastering the principles of what makes for a great user experience is important to most of our jobs. Because of this, I like to look at web and application design as more of a science than an art. In this talk, I’ll draw parallels between development practices and design […]