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Securing Communications on Android

With all the recent data breaches, privacy has become an important topic. Almost every app communicates over the network, so it's important to consider the security of user information. In this post, you'll learn the current best practices for securing the communications of your Android app.

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Data Science and Analytics for Business: Challenges and Solutions

As more companies discover the importance of data science and advanced analytics for their bottom line, a clash of cultures has begun. How can these quickly growing fields become part of a company’s ecosystem, especially for established companies that have been around for a decade or longer? 

Data scientists and IT professionals have vastly different needs when it comes to infrastructure. Here, I’ll lay out some of those requirements and discuss how to move beyond them—and evolve together.

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Formatting the Current Date and Time in PHP

You'll often want to work with dates and times when developing websites. For example, you might need to show the last modified date on a post or mention how long ago a reader wrote some comment. You might also have to show a countdown of the days until a special event.

Luckily, PHP comes with some built-in date and time functions which will help us do all that and much more quite easily.

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10 Best Multi-Purpose Android App Templates

These multi-purpose Android app templates let developers create many kinds of app easily and quickly. That way, you can use the same universal, all-in-one template over and over for different clients and projects.

If you're an experienced coder, one of these templates is a great way to jump-start your next project. And if you don't program at all, you'll find templates here to make it possible to create an Android app without having to code a single line! 

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New eBooks Available for Subscribers

Do you want to learn more about big data analytics? How about creating microservices with Kotlin, or learning Node.js development? Our latest batch of eBooks will teach you all you need to know about these topics and more.

New eBooks available

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Hands-on With ARIA: Homepage Elements and Standard Navigation

Looking to make your website more accessible? Want to be the first in line as new online interfaces come to market? Look no further than ARIA.

This set of standards maintained by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) gives you the best of both worlds by adding a number of attributes that allow HTML to be extended in meaningful ways. Here, we’ll walk through what ARIA is, see how it can benefit an informational website, and go through a use case step by step with code examples. Let’s get started!

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20 Best WordPress Calendar Plugins and Widgets

Whether you need an event calendar plugin, a booking system with payments, or a Google calendar widget, this list of plugins will have something to improve your app or site. Take a look at these 20 plugins available for download on Envato Market to see what WordPress is capable of.

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Testing Android User Interfaces With Espresso

In this post, you'll learn about how to write UI tests with the Espresso testing framework and automate your test workflow, instead of using the tedious and highly error-prone manual process. 

Espresso is a testing framework for writing UI tests in Android. According to the official docs, you can:

Use Espresso to write concise, beautiful, and reliable Android UI tests.

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Resize and Manipulate Images in PHP (With Examples)

In my previous tutorial, we discussed basic image manipulation using the PHP GD library. In that tutorial, I gave a brief introduction to the library and showed you how to load images from a file or create them from scratch in PHP. After that, we learned how to crop, rotate, scale and flip an image using GD. I covered the imagefilter() function to apply different filters to image resources loaded in the script.

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20 Best jQuery Image Sliders

Let's be honest—sliders are fun. A little bit of movement can really bring a page to life.

Sliders—also known as "carousels" or "image sliders"—are interactive elements for showing images or other media in a web page. 

Take a look at these 20 useful jQuery sliders from Envato Market and you'll see there's more to sliders than you might have imagined.

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