5 Ways Of Getting Your Content Noticed

The internet is a very noisy place. In today’s social media dominated landscape it can be hard to get your unique and interesting content noticed. I might not have the busiest site on the net, but I do get a few hundred visits a month without guest-blogging. Here are a few ways I use to…

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Published:June 22, 2016 View Post

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Debug code better, faster and with fewer headaches

Every time you change code, there’s a very good chance that you will have introduced bugs to your existing code. IT’s important to take a methodical approach to squishing these bugs, or you may waste a lot of time hunting down the cause of specific problems. Here are 7 tips to debugging your code faster….

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What is Git and How does it work?

The versioning tool, git is really useful as it essentially provides unlimited undo for your sourcecode. You’ll likely see git in most roles as a web or software developer. This article is written for new developers who know they need to learn git and not much else about it. What is Git? Using Git effectively will be easier for…

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Published:March 26, 2016 View Post

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Factory Design Pattern In PHP

The factory design pattern solves a common programming problem. When you have a single point of origin for many classes with the same base class, you have need of the factory design pattern. A factory is a class that instantiates one or more of a number of classes that share the same base type, choosing the type…

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Let There Be LIFE In JavaScript

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Can you create life in JavaScript? My new project, LIFE, is a simple javascript life simulator in which each digital citizen moves randomly, socializes, ages and breeds to replace citizens that die up to a maximum of 50 live citizens at a time. There is a limit of 50 citizens to avoid crashing the browser. Each…

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Published:March 5, 2016 View Post

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WordPress Theme Guide

How do you turn html into a WordPress Theme? This article is geared towards students and is intended to be a refresher for when you need to translate HTML designs into a WordPress theme in a hurry. My assumptions are that you know enough HTML and PHP to work with WordPress and that you just need to…

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How to flip the words in a sentence backwards with PHP

How do you flip the words in a sentence backwards with PHP? This is one of those tests programmers like to give in interviews, at first it seems like you could just use the strrev() function, but it actually reverses the characters in a string which makes the words all show up backwards and so would only…

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Published:March 2, 2016 View Post

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Set up Linux LAMP server with WordPress

As a web developer it’s handy to have a personal web server that you can have full control over for hosting your PHP code. Alternatively, if you are looking to learn about Linux for the first time, I recommend setting up your first couple servers on a virtualbox installation. This article is a list of…

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Published:February 29, 2016 View Post

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WordPress Custom Slider Tutorial

If you’ve been following my blog, you’ve seen that I’ve been rebuilding JoshRichet.com as a tool for teaching my class about WordPress. Sometimes creating a great plugin for your WordPress site takes a little rough groundwork laid out by someone with a little more experience. This plugin was intended to be a rough framework for building…

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Published:February 21, 2016 View Post

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