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WordPress get_permalink Example

While working on your WordPress theme or plugin, you might need to get the current posts permalink. Below, you will learn how to do that, and why not also getting another post’s permalink while we’re at it? Let’s find out how!           Definition and Syntax The get_permalink() function makes it possible for you to retrieve the ...

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jQuery Mousewheel Plugin Example

The aim of this example is to use the Mousewheel Plugin, a jQuery plugin that adds cross-browser mouse wheel support with delta normalization. Mouse Wheel is a lightweight plugin that has been used for many years in a wide variety of jQuery plugins, websites and web applications. In order to use the plugin, simply bind the mousewheel event to an ...

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Debugging a Memory Leak on Heroku

This is one of the most frequent questions I’m asked by Heroku Ruby customers: “How do I debug a memory leak?” Memory is important. If you don’t have enough of it, you’ll end up using swap memory and really slowing down your site. So what do you do when you think you’ve got a memory leak? What you’re most likely ...

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Your Preproduction Checklist for Your Rails App

Before we dive in to this extended preproduction checklist for a Rails app, you might ask, “Aren’t Brakeman and ongoing pull request reviews enough?” Sure, SQL injection problems might be found with automatic tools, which is great. They’re getting better all the time. But they still may miss some problems. For example, they can’t find vulnerabilities in the application logic. ...

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jQuery onChange Event Example

The aim of this example is to go through the change() method of jQuery. What this method does is, basically, bind an event handler to the “change” JavaScript event, or trigger that event on an element. The change event occurs when the value of an element has been changed (only works on input, textarea and select elements). For select boxes, ...

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Developing Large-Scale Applications with TypeScript

As a front-end developer, you’ve probably heard about TypeScript. Maybe you even tried using it. But not many developers know what it is like to build a large-scale project from scratch using TypeScript. A year ago, with a team of eight front-end developers, we started rebuilding the entire Wix eCommerce solution; the new product is called WixStores. Most of the ...

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jQuery CSS add/remove Style Example

The aim of this example is to show how you can manipulate CSS, add or remove styling from elements in a dynamic manner, made possible by the famous JS library, jQuery. Now jQuery offers reliable ways to select elements and apply methods, which basically means that what we want to do, shall be found inside a method, and it is ...

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WordPress get_option Example

WordPress has simplified a lot the way we approach functionality, as it has defined many PHP functions, some of them (known as Template Tags) intended especially for WordPress Themes. Among many others which you can find here, are the Options functions. In case you want to get values for a specific option of your site from the database, you can ...

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Highly productive web developers are T-shaped

Highly productive developers have a deep understanding of their specialization and are incredibly focused. They are rarely confused: they know what’s going on in their project and can find the source of a problem in a flash. They are also skilled in a variety of other subjects and can discuss the relative merits of other technologies with ease. How can ...

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