Operating systems

Useful Terminal Commands Every Web Developer Should Know About

The command line interface (CLI), or Terminal is considered by many to be the Holy Grail of computer management. At one time the CLI was the only way to accomplish anything on a computer; then, the CLI gave way to the graphical user interface (GUI) as the popularity of PCs…

Install macOS High Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10

Whether you want to occasionally test a website in Safari, or try out a little bit of software in the Mac environment, having access to the latest version of macOS in a virtual machine is useful. Unfortunately, you’re not really supposed to do this—so getting macOS running in VirtualBox is,…

Setting Up SFTP on Ubuntu 16.04

I recently had a request to setup SFTP for a customer so they could manage a set of files in their environment through an FTP GUI. Being an avid user of command line tools like SCP I haven’t needed to set up FTP or SFTP in many years. So I…

Chrome 38 Introduces a Responsive Design View

Chrome 38 has introduced a responsive design view in Chrome Developer tools. It allows you to view the available breakpoints for the loaded site. Clicking each of the bars resizes the window to the specified breakpoint or selecting the device will resize the window to that devices resolution. As well as…

Tricks for speeding up your Android device

When you hit the home button or launch a new app, it takes what seems like an eternity to switch to the new task or back to the desktop... Maybe your Android phone has become so slow that letters appear a second or two after you type them. These simple tips and…

Windows 8.1: 5 Cool New Features

Windows 8.1, the first update just arrived in beta. It's easy to download and easier than the new version of OS X... Check out these features and decide for yourself. 1. The Return of the Start Button The Start menu, these days, is a totally different-looking touch-friendly array of shiny live-updating squares, but you access…

Android tips: How to change archive and delete actions in the new Gmail

With the latest update to Gmail interface, Google has change things a bit -- but it didn't give users much indication of how things changed. One of the big change was the differentiation between archiving and deleting emails, and what options are chosen to be available. If you haven't tweaked any settings previously,…

Firefox OS tablet will be unveiled next week

At Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, we got a look at the first smartphone to run Mozilla’s Firefox OS, the ZTE Open. The new OS is a Linux-based open-source effort designed to offer an alternative to the proprietary ecosystems of its rivals, harnessing standards-based HTML5 web apps, combined with JavaScript and…

How to Install Skype in Lubuntu 12.10

Open terminal and edit sources.list: Code: sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list Uncomment these hashes (#) Code: deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu quantal partner deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu quantal partner after this step execute the update command: Code: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install skype et voilá skype will be installed in your lubuntu distro.  

Download Google fonts to your desktop

The goal of Google Fonts has always been to bring beautiful, open-source fonts to the web, fast and free of cost. Starting today, you can download these fonts for offline access on your desktop. We’ve made all of the fonts from the Google Fonts directory available in SkyFonts, a tool from Monotype that…

Programming

The HTML5 Quick Learning Guide

HTML5 syntax is compatible with both HTML4 and XHTML1. Want to close empty elements with a slash? Go for it.…

How to Create a Password Strength Indicator With jQuery

If you are building a system that allows the users to login in, then it is always a good idea…

Improving Page Performance with HTML5 Prefetch

As Wikipedia explains: Link prefetching is a proprietary syntax to give web browsers a hint about documents that it should pre-fetch…

21 PHP Libraries You Should Know About

The aim of the Standard PHP Library-or SPL is to provide a standard library of interfaces which allows developers to…

Servers

How to Set up a Fully Functional Mail Server on Ubuntu 16.04 with iRedMail

Setting up your own mail server from scratch on Linux is complex and tedious, until you meet iRedMail. This tutorial…

Install Java in Ubuntu 16.04

Java and the JVM (Java's virtual machine) are widely used and required for many kinds of software. This article will…

How to install and setup Varnish in Ubuntu 16.04

One of the problems with running a site with many users is that the constant requests for dynamic content can…

Install HHVM + Nginx on Ubuntu 14.04

  The LEMHH software stack is a group of software that can be used to serve dynamic web pages and web…

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