Standardizing development environments with Vagrant
This is the first article of a series in which we'll explain our development process industrialisation. We'll describe how we went from a team of individuals doing things together but artisanally, to a more industrial and qualitative approach. This first topic talks about how we standardized our development environments with Vagrant.
This is a post I wrote for NOE interactive.Read the rest of this article on NOE's blog
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Composer is an awesome and powerful tool for dependency management in PHP. It allows you to declare the libraries your project depends on and it will manage (install/update) them, and their respective dependencies for you. To make your own libraries or packages usable by composer users, you need to declare them towards composer. When the package is public, less steps are required. You could host your repository online on GitHub for example, then declare it towards the packagist.org index for example. When the repository is private, it's a bit trickier, and I spent some time figuring it out, so here's a little feedback on my attempts.Read more
Even on some very famous websites and blogs based on the WordPress platform, such as Smashing Magazine or Webdesigner Depot for example, the comment forms are not checked prior to submission. Which means that if the user hits the submit button without actually filling any information, he is redirected to the famous error: "Error: please fill the required fields (name, email).".
Thanks to jQuery and its plugins, it is possible to change the way those forms are handled, in order to obtain slick effects, and an overall better user experience.
In this tutorial, we'll associate the validation plugin, and the form plugin, to get a contact form that is validated before submission, and submitted via ajax. Why don't you give it a try?
The FancyBox is one of the plugin that I like the most. It's so easy to use and renders really nicely, especially with images. It's a Mac like zooming tool that you can customize quite well and really looks amazing. Source and © Janis SkarnelisRead more