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Weekly Roundup No. 7

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21 hot programming trends — and 21 going cold

Programmers love to sneer at the world of fashion where trends blow through like breezes. Skirt lengths rise and fall, pigments come and go, ties get fatter, then thinner. But in the world of technology, rigor, science, math, and precision rule over fad. That’s not to say programming is a profession devoid of trends. What follows is a list of what’s hot and what’s not among today’s programmers. Not everyone will agree with what’s A-listed, what’s D-listed, and what’s been left out. That’s what makes programming an endlessly fascinating profession: rapid change, passionate debate, sudden comebacks.


Tools of a Web Developer

In this post I will discuss my web development setup and particularly the software I use, diving deeper into those tools that I use the most. This is not a list of the best software tools, but rather a list of the best software tools for me currently. You should always try out new tools and learn new ways to increase your software development productivity. What works for me may not work for you. With that said, you should feel free to try out some of the tools I use, as you may find something of interest in the list below.


CSP Mistakes, JS Debugging And Failure Testing

Every week is a learning week and this week I was reminded that viewport units are not all good to use. Also, choosing the right HTTP status code can be difficult and may not even be supported by the Apache version running on your server. I also learned how JavaScript error logging can be extended so that you can finally get easy-to-read and useful reports.


AngularJS

Measuring performance of AngularJS apps

Kenneth Auchenberg (@auchenberg), Program Manager of DevTools & Remote Debugging at Microsoft, gives a detailed breakdown of how he built the AngularJS integration for Opbeat.


Using The $http Service In AngularJS To Make AJAX Requests

When I first got into AngularJS, I started using the $resource service to communicate with the backend. This wasn’t a decision that I made based on thoughtful analysis; rather, I was simply doing what I saw in various AngularJS tutorials. In retrospect, it was an unfortunate decision. As such, I wanted to take some time and start getting comfortable with using the $http service to make AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) requests in my AngularJS applications. This demo describes how I did it.


AngularJS for Beginners – Webinar Recap

We hosted a webinar titled “Step by Step AngularJS for Beginners” for the Indian region and we’d like to share the presentation and recorded webinar with you. In the webinar we covered: Introduction to AngularJS, introduction to SPA, controller and $scope object, service and factory methods, routing, and more.


AngularJS Step-by-Step: Getting Started and Markup

This blog post is intended to give you a taste of AngularJS without a lot of reading. We will review the following topics: Getting started, basic markup, model binding, binding to an array, filters, handling events, and more.


PHP

An Overview On Top PHP Frameworks Of 2016

In this day and age, the lion’s share of PHP programmers’ prefers using the latest PHP framework because its modern tools cater an excellent way to boost the programming efficiency. And, Frameworks are a set of tools, code classes, and libraries that enable PHP web developers in building enormous and complex applications in the least possible time. Here are some of the best and most renowned PHP frameworks based on their functionality and popularity.


Symfony2 vs Yii2: Which PHP Framework is Better?

Comparing technologies that are equally popular is a pretty hard task. Such comparisons are by default prone to inaccuracies, especially if you favor one of them. That’s why in this article we’d like to take an unbiased approach towards the Symfony2 PHP framework vs Yii2 question and let our readers decide by themselves what to choose for their projects.


Thank You To PHP’s Top Package Authors!

PHP remains the most popular server-side programming language powering the world wide web and in use by 82% of websites. Metrics focused on server-side languages show that PHP usage has increased by 1% in the past year alone. We were curious to find the top 10 Packagist contributors based on the 50 most required packages and their authors. We used this script to collect our data.


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Top 10 Resources: WordPress Security Best Practices

WordPress is a hugely popular content management system, and so a natural target for hackers. Although WordPress Core is very secure, it’s important to stay up to date on best practices and vulnerabilities in an age when chances of damage from attack are higher than ever. We present the top ten online resources offering WordPress security best practices, including definitive guides to WordPress Security from Moz and WPMU Dev, a free online course by Udemy, a detailed 15-step guide on securing WordPress, and more.

I am a frontend and backend web developer who loves building up new projects from scratch. In my blog "Lingulo" me and some guest authors regularly post new tutorials, web design trends or useful resources.