The Best JavaScript Frameworks for Modern Web Apps development

Building web applications using plain JavaScript? No Way! In the times of rapid app development, we need better ways to quickly develop interactive web applications and that is where JavaScript frameworks come to the rescue. JavaScript frameworks are the backbone of … Continue reading The Best JavaScript Frameworks for Modern Web Apps development

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8 Online Payment Options That Aren’t PayPal

When most people think of online payments, one name comes to mind: PayPal. But for all PayPal’s strengths, it’s a bad idea to rely on it as the single system to accept payments on your site. Monopolies are never healthy, and you need to diversify your payment channels. Why You Need PayPal Alternatives There are plenty of reasons why you should support multiple payment options, but here are several of the most important ones: Your partners or customers can’t always make or accept PayPal payments. This is the major reason to offer payment alternatives. There are always people who can’t … Continue reading 8 Online Payment Options That Aren’t PayPal

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Top 10 Programming Languages in 2014

1. Java What it is: Java is a class-based, object-oriented programming language developed by Sun Microsystems in the 1990s. It’s one of the most in-demand programming languages, a standard for enterprise software, web-based content, games and mobile apps, as well as the Android operating system. Java is designed to work across multiple software platforms, meaning a program written on Mac OS X, for example, could also run on Windows.   2. C Language What it is: A general-purpose, imperative programming language developed in the early ’70s, C is the oldest and most widely used language, providing the building blocks for … Continue reading Top 10 Programming Languages in 2014

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Creating Custom WordPress Query

Today, we are going to take a look at WordPress Query. Even though WordPress has documented its Query function, it is very intimidating and probably impractical to dive into each of the sections. This is the shortcut you need. In this post we will be discussing a few practical tips on applying WordPress Query that you might need to frequently use on your theme. Basic WP_Query In short, WP_Query is a class to request WordPress posts and pages. We can create a newWP_Query class in a WordPress theme to query posts (or pages) in customized specification. First, let’s take a look at the index.php within your theme directory; you should find the following … Continue reading Creating Custom WordPress Query

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Create Database Tables for Your WordPress Plugin

In order to advance your WordPress plugin development (or even theme development), one of the steps you will need to make is learning how to create and work with additional database tables, which you can use to store information used by your plugin. By creating extra tables in the WordPress database, you will be able to create an infinite number of different kinds of plugins. A plugin-specific table allows you to define the exact data structure you need for your development. Creating tables is really pretty simple. All you need to do is pass an SQL query to a core … Continue reading Create Database Tables for Your WordPress Plugin

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How To Create Database Table When WordPress Plugin is Activated

This post is for plugin developers. Sometimes wordpress plugin developers need to create a table in database when the plugin is activated. For this purpose, we need to use register_activation_hook. Using this hook, we can execute a callback function when the plugin is activated. Inside the callback function, we write the code to check if the needed table is already created. If not we create a new table. To create a new table for the plugin, we will not write direct mysql_connect code. Instead we use dbDelta function which is a part of wordpress assigned to execute sql commands. To … Continue reading How To Create Database Table When WordPress Plugin is Activated

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Top 10 Free PHP Shopping Carts: Pros and Cons

With so many PHP shopping cart products available for download, choosing one that best fits your eCommerce project is not easy. In this review, I offer my impressions of the 10 popular free PHP shopping carts to help you decide which one to use. PHP Shopping Cart #1: Virtuemart One of the most popular free shopping carts available, Virtuemart, is a Joomla component. The community is large and you can find help on many forums. The user’s manual is included in the installation package. Many shipping and payment modules are already installed; you just need to enable the ones you need. Tax … Continue reading Top 10 Free PHP Shopping Carts: Pros and Cons

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