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Highlights of Google I/O 2018

And that’s a wrap! This year’s Google I/O has come to a close, and as usual there were lots of announcements and releases for developers to get excited about.

Let’s look at some of the biggest news from Google I/O 2018.

A Major Fix for One of Google’s Core Products

Google kicked things off with a huge announcement, within the first few seconds of their opening keynote. “It came to my attention that we had a major bug in one of our core products,” said Google CEO Sundar Pichai. “We got the cheese wrong in our burger emoji.” Now fixed!

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New Course: Convert a jQuery App to Vue.js

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Getting Started With Cloud Firestore for iOS

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How to Create a Custom Settings Panel in WooCommerce

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WooCommerce is by far the leading ecommerce plugin for WordPress. At the time of writing, it has over 3 million active installations and is reportedly behind over 40% of all online stores.

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WordPress Gutenberg Block API: Block Look and Feel

The new WordPress editor (codenamed Gutenberg) is due for release in version 5.0. Now is the perfect time to get to grips with it before it lands in WordPress core. In this series, I'll show you how to work with the Block API and create your very own content blocks which you can use to build out your posts and pages.

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Create a Library Finder App in Angular: LibraryListComponent and LibraryDetailsComponent

In the previous tutorial of our series, we completed the creation of our HomeComponent and started working on the LibraryListComponent.

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Introduction to Apollo Client With React for GraphQL

GraphQL has been getting popular recently and is likely to replace the Rest API. In this tutorial, we will use Apollo Client to communicate with GitHub's GraphQL API. We will integrate Apollo Client with ReactJS, but you can use it with several other client platforms as well.

This tutorial does not cover how to start a React project, but you can use create-react-app to get started.

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REST vs. gRPC: Battle of the APIs

The REST API has been a pillar of web programming for a long time. But recently gRPC has started encroaching on its territory. It turns out there are some very good reasons for that. In this tutorial, you'll learn about the ins and outs of gRPC and how it compares to REST.

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Why WordPress Uses PHP

Why does WordPress use PHP? In this video from my course, Learn PHP for WordPress, you'll get a detailed answer to this question. I'll give you an introduction to what PHP is and then show you why it's used in WordPress.

Why WordPress Uses PHP

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Building a Shopping List Application With CloudKit: Introduction

Back in 2012, Apple introduced iCloud alongside iOS 5. At the same time, the company announced that developers would have access to iCloud through a number of APIs. Up until now, developers have had three options:

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