All posts by Geoffrey Barnes

7 Tips For Contributing To Open Source Projects On Github For Beginners

Github is a free version control system that is often used for hosting code for software projects. There is an option for putting your code in free public repositories where everyone can see, access and

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5 Tips On How To Find A New Job After Being Fired

As a software developer, losing a job you enjoyed can be severely depressing. It can be difficult to find the same job in your area. Even if you do, you may find the atmosphere just isn’t the same. When

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7 Silly Mistakes Developers Make That Will Ruin Your Career

The idea of mistaking your way to the top of the software industry is definitely dumbfounded. Every developer will have their share of missteps in a career but you could learn a great deal from others

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5 WordPress Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs

WordPress is the CMS(Content Management System) of choice for many aspiring online entrepreneurs because it provides a easy entry into the field of web design and site development. For an entrepreneur

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How to Install Sublime Text 3 in Windows

In order to write and edit your PHP code you need a text editor. Sublime Text is a light weight text editor but has a bunch of features just close to an IDE. Besides, it’s free to download and install

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How to Install XAMPP in Windows

In order to write and test your PHP scripts you need a web server. You can install a web server on your local computer in just a few steps. XAMPP is an Apache distribution that comes bundled together

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PHP Tutorials – How To Declare Variables in PHP

Variables are like containers for storing information. In PHP a variable is declared by prepending a dollar ($) to the variable name. Unlike other programming languages, PHP has no command for declaring

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PHP Tutorials – Case Sensitivity in PHP

In PHP, key words are case insensitive whereas variable names are case sensitive. Create an empty text file in your server root directory and save it as  casesensitivity.php  and then include the

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PHP Tutorials – How to Include Comments in PHP

A comment is a line of code that is not supposed to be executed as part of the program. You can use a comment to show others what you are doing or to reminder yourself of what you did. A common occurrence

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PHP Tutorials – PHP Syntax

PHP scripts can be placed anywhere inside an HTML document. You can place them at the beginning of your HTML, inside the HTML tags or at the end of the HTML document. In this tutorial we are going to

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How to Create a PHP Abstract Class

An abstract class in PHP is special because it can not be instantiated. Instead, you typically inherit a set of base functionality from them in a new class. For that reason, they are commonly used as

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10 Top Tech Bloggers To Follow in 2016

Tech bloggers that are exceptional keep their weblogs updated with fresh and informative content on a regular basis. Most of these blogs contain information that is related to a specific topic while others

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5 Ways To Make Your Workspace More Productive

Often when we feel tired or blocked as software developers, our focus tends to be is internal. We assume we simply aren’t getting enough sleep or we ate too much at lunch. While both of those things

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10 Thoughts On Mobile Application Development

Mobile application development is a term used to denote the act or process by which application software is developed for handheld devices, such as personal digital assistants, enterprise digital assistants

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How to Become a $50/Hour Software Developer – Introduction

This is the audio version of the introduction In this introduction your will learn How I became a $50/hour software developer If earning $50/hour means you are a good software developer What you will

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How to Become a $50/Hour Software Developer – 01Learn to Code

This is the audio verson of Step 1 – Learn to Code In this chapter you will learn, among other things, Why you need to learn to code The various methods of learning to code The methods I used to

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