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Voyager admin tool for Laravel

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 by Servage
Screen Shot 2017-01-25 at 10.50.20Laravel, the most popular PHP framework, has recently got an alternative way to manage the framework. Voyager is a graphical admin tool that lets developers to create new models, media, menus and more with a GUI instead of a text-based terminal. Let's go through the features in more detail and see how you can install Voyager for your own web application powered by Laravel. Content Management Using BREAD One of Voyager’s main features is the ability to manage the content of your application using a graphical user interface. By default, you can manage users, user roles, media, pages and posts. Voyager uses BREAD functions to do this, which stands ...

Best IDEs and editors for web development

Saturday, March 11th, 2017 by Servage
code-editorA code editor is one of the most important tools of a web developer. It can save you from excessive typing, logical code errors, typos and can provide suggestions for better code. Therefore, you should pay attention to your code editor of choice. We have collected a list of IDEs and tools that are often preferred by professionals as well as editors that were the most popular in 2016. PhpStorm and WebStorm These two development environments are commonly found in companies. PhpStorm is a great choice for PHP development while WebStorm is targeted for JavaScript developers. Both of them also support HTML and CSS, and PhpStorm also supports basic JavaScript. Both of the ...

Alternatives to Git

Thursday, November 24th, 2016 by Servage
Version-ControlGit is by far the most popular version control system (VCS) at the moment. As a developer, you are most likely already familiar with it, and it is used at your current or future workplace. But Git is not the only choice when it comes to version control. Let’s see what are some considerable alternatives to it. Subversion Subversion (SVN) is probably the first alternative that comes to your mind. It is similar to Git in many ways, but there are major differences too. For example, SVN is a centralized version control system (VCS) while Git is distributed, which means that every developer has a copy of the repository on their local computers. ...

Tricks in PhpStorm to save your development time

Monday, September 19th, 2016 by Servage
phpstormPhpStorm is one of the most popular PHP integrated development environments (IDEs) in 2016. It has a huge amount of features and even experienced developers regularly come across new features they haven’t known before. Next we are going through some handy tools and shortcuts that are built into PhpStorm but may be difficult to find out on your own. PhpStorm is full of useful keyboard shortcuts. Here are a few that you will surely find useful. Keep in mind that these may be slightly different for you depending on your operating system and PhpStorm version, but these are the default ones for Windows. Ctrl + Shift + N: Find a file in your ...

Build a toolkit to support your development

Monday, August 19th, 2013 by Servage
We web designers fall under an artisan job category since part of our profession involves creative work using our own tools. Like a traditional craftsman, we have some project and time period and tools to accomplish our tasks. We have to select our own brushes, colors palettes and canvas. We have limited disk space and CPU power, as they have to carry their tools in a bag and go outside to work with limited resources and choices. We Need Selected Tools Like traditional craftsmen, we also have to choose our tools carefully. Our tools enable us to perform our work freely and according to our style and likeness. They must be powerful ...

Start web-development with these tools

Sunday, July 14th, 2013 by Servage
The internet is full of web design and development software, for all levels of skills and knowledge. For startup designers, it can be a bit challenging to find highly useful, yet free or low cost, software. I have written this post to introduce various design and programming software, which are well established and meet modern needs. CoffeeCup Editor In most web programming projects, HTML is at the core. Therefore, we all need HTML editors, likely with different capabilities. Dreamweaver (made by Adobe), is an often used tool among the diverse community of web developers. However, its ever increasing prices prohibits many who wish to purchase this tool. Therefore, I have found some ...

Online-tools for web development

Thursday, June 6th, 2013 by Servage
This is our third article for presenting tools that are available to those who enjoy or engage in web development and design. In our previous two articles we focussed on the Mac and Windows platforms, respectively. Here, we present a whole arsenal of tools that are platform independent. And unlike the earlier articles, the majority of these apps are free to use. Where they are not, we will make sure you are are aware of premium services and paid items. This article is presented in multiple parts, as there are over 100 tools we are highlighting. In Part 1, we present the website creation tools, in Part 2 are the planning, ...

Tool-chest of web development apps

Sunday, May 26th, 2013 by Servage
This article targets Mac users who are relatively new to web development (there will be a similar post for Windows users very soon). The applications listed here are mostly for basic to intermediate web development and design. Seasoned developers tend to use tools that build and manage code, plus aid with server implementation. I’ll make a brief mention of those, at the end. Applications are listed within categories alphabetically to overcome any bias toward favored apps. The categories start with what is perhaps easiest software to grasp for development to ones that rely on more skills and knowledge. Some categories include free tools and are noted. Website Creation Tools - Simple These apps ...

Web-based code editor for your website

Monday, March 11th, 2013 by Servage
Are you coding on a local server and upload to your hosting account? Or do your maybe even code straight on the web server in the live page? Either way, you may strongly consider a web-based coding editor, which integrates your development environment with your hosting account even better. Below is a list of some great tools to help you. CodeAnywhere https://codeanywhere.net/ Very robust development tool with Code editor, FTP Client, CSS Editor, Dropbox support, Sandbox, iPhone App, iPad App, Android App and BB Playbook. Coderun http://coderun.com/ Mature tool with projects in multiple languages, syntax coloring and code-completion, compile code and review build errors, run and debug code in multiple platforms, and more. Koding https://koding.com/ Brand new, formerly ...

Present your project in a great way

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 by Servage
It's not easy to create a proper presentation. Regardless of method, slides, screencast, commercial, especially small businesses struggle with this. It's sad to see great apps or projects from small groups not getting the proper attention, due to lack of good presentations. So, don't hide. Get out there and present yourself. Present.me can help you create a nice presentation of your concept with little time. Easy to import, record and edit Whether it’s Powerpoint, PDF, Excel, Word, Google Docs or Open Office, with the click of a button you can upload your files to Present.me and convert them to a format so they’re ready to record. Just present into your webcam ...