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HTML, CSS, Java, PHP, and all sorts of techy things. The Developer's blog focuses on web development and the changing world of code and technology.

Building a Custom Beaver Builder Module

The Developer
April 24, 2017
Building a Custom Beaver Builder Module

Beaver Builder is a great visual design tool for WordPress. It has a bunch of great modules out of the box, but what if you need more? Let's talk about building a custom Beaver Builder module. I promise, it's easier than it sounds!

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VR, Crickets, Furniture Robots, Diversity in Tech and More

The Developer
October 11, 2016
VR, Crickets, Furniture Robots, Diversity in Tech and More

In this edition of the Dev blog, we're thinking about the future: the sometimes odd future of food, entertainment, and diversity in tech. We'll discuss crickets as a sustainable food source, an algorithm that designs beautiful chairs, a program from Google to encourage diversity in computer science, and much more!

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It's Not Easy Being Bleen: A Color-Changing Javascript Adventure

The Developer
July 28, 2016
It's Not Easy Being Bleen: A Color-Changing Javascript Adventure

What if we woke up and everything green was blue? Let’s dive into some simple video color manipulation using Javascript to get a taste of the post-blue-green-shift world. We’re going to take a video our favorite amphibious singing puppet and make him blue!

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Get Stripe Payments Up and Running Fast with PHP

The Developer
June 15, 2016
Get Stripe Payments Up and Running Fast with PHP

So, you’ve heard that Stripe is an awesome way to accept payments online (it is!), but the instructions for getting things up and running seem a little confusing (they are!). Well have no fear, muchacho! We’re going to sort you out. We’ll cover how to get up and running as quickly as possible using some PHP and as little of your in-demand brain powers as possible.

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Pirates, NASA, and the Game of Thrones Death Algorithm

The Developer
May 18, 2016
Pirates, NASA, and the Game of Thrones Death Algorithm

The future looks bright: Pirates in government, super-intelligent neural-networks to replace their meat-based creators, alien moon-whales from Europa, lingering professional sexism in tech, and a Game of Thrones Death Calculator. Let’s go!

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Marvin the Martian & The Awkward (Wonderful) World Wide Web of 1999

The Developer
February 7, 2016
Marvin the Martian & The Awkward (Wonderful) World Wide Web of 1999

I have a confession. Sometimes late at night, when I’m all alone, I go to a dark corner of the web and... inspect the source. Then, with a swift keystroke, I delete any CSS file references I can see. Go ahead, try it with this blog. I’ll wait. Observe how the landscape is transformed. Welcome to the web of 25 years ago.

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