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UI vs UX: What is the Difference?

As a full-stack/generalist product designer, I’ve watched the industry's obsession with titles for many years.
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Minio: An Open-Source S3 Compliant Storage Service

Have you ever wanted a local version of Amazon S3 while developing Laravel applications? Well want no more, Minio is an open-source distributed object storage server built in Golang. The best part: Minio is Amazon S3 compatible.
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What Are the New Features in Laravel 5.5?

Laravel 5.5 will require PHP 7.0+. For the features this modern PHP version brings, please see our recap. Laravel 5.5 will also be the next LTS (Long Term Support) release. This means bugfixes for two years and three years of security updates. That was also the case with Laravel 5.
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7 Tools for Developing Your First Progressive Web App

UX has been the focal point of modern web development for quite some time now. This is influenced by several factors, including page loading speed, readability, usability, and design.
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What I Learned About VueJS From Building A Chrome Extension

Building a browser extension with Vue is a very similar process to building a regular web page with Vue, but there are a few key differences which I'll discuss in this article. Note: this article was originally posted here on the Vue.js Developers blog on 2017/05/08.
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Nuxt.js: A Universal Vue.js Application Framework

Universal (or Isomorphic) JavaScript is a term that has become very common in the JavaScript community. It is used to describe JavaScript code that can execute both on the client and the server. Many modern JavaScript frameworks, like Vue.js, are aimed at building Single Page Applications (SPAs).
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Track Laravel Model Changes with Laravel Auditing

Laravel Auditing is a Laravel package that aims to make it easy to track eloquent model changes. The documentation describes Laravel Auditing as follows:
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​Moving Beyond WordPress for CMS with Component IO

Over the past 15 years, WordPress has had a great run. Unfortunately, its age has started to show, with newer technologies enabling faster, cheaper, more secure, and all around easier to use content management.
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GraphCMS Launches API-First Content Management System

The Ultimate Guide to Progressive Web Applications

Progressive Web Apps, aka PWAs, are the best way for developers to make their web apps load faster and perform better. In a nutshell, PWAs are websites that use recent web standards to allow for installation on a user’s computer or device and deliver an app-like experience to those users.
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Spectre.css – Lightweight Flexbox-Based Responsive CSS Framework

If you wanna dive into flexbox layouts then now is the best time to start. Modern browsers are finally accepting flexbox properties and more developers are getting into the action. But, why start from scratch when you can build on top of reusable code? Spectre.
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Building an Ionic Fitness App with iOS HealthKit Integration

If you want to create the next killer lifestyle fitness app, chances are high you want to log your measurements into the official Health app on iOS. With the help of a Cordova plugin we can easily access the health data of a user to read and write the information our app needs.
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Serverless Basic

I tend to tease myself a bit about the “useless demos” I like to build, but almost consistently I end up learning something new. It may not be an earth shattering realization of something incredibly deep, but generally, if I learn something, and if I can share it, I consider it a win.
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Laravel Homestead Version 6 Released

The Laravel Homestead project just [tagged the release of version 6.0.0 along with Settler 3.0. Homestead 6 now supports multiple versions of PHP on the same virtual machine. For developers maintaining apps on different versions of PHP this change will make it easier to use Homestead.
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Shoelace.css: A Back to the Basics CSS Starter Kit

CSS frameworks such as Bootstrap and Semantic UI have become an essential part of web design. They provide the necessary resets, default styles, and components that save us hours and hours of work. Note the file sizes for the minified versions. And that doesn't even include scripts.
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Online Presentation - Developing in JavaScript in 2017

Late next month I’ll be giving an online, and free presentation on JavaScript and how it has changed (and is changing) over the past few years.
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