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Building a Social Network with Laravel and Stream? Easy!

In the previous post, we saw how to add the follow functionality to a Laravel app. We also looked at how to configure our app to use Stream. This part will focus on: When using Stream, models are stored in feeds as activities.
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Foundation Adopts CSS Grid, Launches Building Blocks

If you don’t write a lot of CSS yourself, you might think of CSS Grid as that thing Rachel Andrew keeps tweeting about. Well, it’s a whole new system for layout, and Zurb is apparently following her feed. So are most browser vendors. That’s right. Internet Explorer got there first.
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Smooth Full-page Scrolling with jQuery Plugin viewScroller.js

JavaScript scroll effects have been around for years with dozens of great libraries to pick from. But a new contender in the field is viewScroller.js. This very small yet powerful library can build single-page layouts that scroll as blocks with one swipe of the scroll wheel (or touchpad).
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Ghacks user.js goes github

When Pants approached me in 2015 about publishing his Firefox user.js configuration file on Ghacks, I never imagined how far the project would come. Now, 20 months later, the project has made a huge step by moving to GitHub.
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How to Find a Niche and Validate Early Stage Pricing

Editor’s Note: Over the past few months, I’ve asked creators about their success with a few key areas of early-stage tech entrepreneurship. That includes, building a minimum viable product, market validation and conversion rate optimization.
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Fetching Data from a Third-Party API with Vue.js and Axios

More often than not, when building your JavaScript application, you would want to fetch data from a remote source or consume an API. I recently looked into some publicly available APIs and found that there is lots of cool stuff that can be done with data from these sources. With Vue.
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Real-Time Laravel Notifications and Follows? Sure, with Stream!

This article was peer reviewed by Wern Ancheta and Younes Rafie. Thanks to all of SitePoint’s peer reviewers for making SitePoint content the best it can be!
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Three.js: The Basics

Three.js is an easy to use, lightweight, JavaScript 3D library. It provides many renderers such as canvas, WebGL, and so on. In this article, I will be using the WebGL renderer.
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Create Your Own Yeoman-Style Scaffolding Tool with Caporal.js

Starting a new project (especially as a JavaScript developer) can often be a repetitive and tedious process. For each new project, we normally need to add a package.
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Make Your Website Interactive and Fun with Velocity.js (No jQuery)

Special thanks from me go to James Hibbard and the developers behind Velocity for reviewing this article. Also to users and developers who contribute and have contributed to Velocity over the years. In this article I introduce Velocity.
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Serverless Apps With Firebase Cloud Functions

Firebase's goal is to help developers build better apps and grow them into successful businesses. By taking care of your app back-end or infrastructure, Firebase lets you focus on solving problems for your users.
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File Uploads in Angular with a Node and Hapi Backend

Angular 2 is the shiny new framework that comes with a lot of new concepts. Learn all the great new features. In this article, we will talk about how to handle file uploads with Angular.
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Anime.js – A Lightweight JavaScript Animation Library

Web animation has come a long way. Not only can developers make any animation using a combo of CSS/SVG/JS, but there are dozens of free libraries to save time in the process. One of my favorites is Anime.js, a completely free, open source JavaScript animation library.
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Create Fun Animated Radio Buttons With Radiobox.css

The default HTML5 radio buttons are pretty boring. There are ways to customize them using CSS3, but most techniques focus only on looks. Radiobox.css focuses on looks and style adding custom CSS3 animations to radio inputs.
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Laravel 5.5 Adds Frontend Presets

Since Laravel 5.3 the framework has shipped with optional Bootstrap and Vue.js scaffolding so you can quickly get started creating your next app idea with some of the latest tools. These have always been easy to remove, but not everyone wants to use either of those, so in Laravel 5.
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Mastodon: Like Twitter, But Much Cooler

If you’ve been a longtime Twitter user, chances are good that you’re familiar with some of Twitter’s more…unnecessary changes.
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Learn Webpack in 15 Minutes

Build tools have become an integral part of web development, mainly due to the ever-increasing complexity of JavaScript apps. Bundlers allow us to package, compile, and organize the many assets and libraries needed for a modern web project.
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How to Use the CSS/jQuery Extractor in JMeter

One of the most convenient ways to parse and extract values from JMeter response samplers is to use the CSS/jQuery Extractor.
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Download Standalone WhatsApp for Windows [Installer]

WhatsApp is without doubt the most popular instant messaging and social network available for information sharing. WhatsApp is available as an app for all mobile platforms including Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
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