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New Course: Code a Custom Drupal Module

What You’ll Be Creating If you want an easy way to create engaging, content-driven websites for you and your customers, you should give Drupal 8 a try. And Drupal modules allow you to take things a step further and create highly customized functionality for your site.  In our new course, Code a Custom Drupal Module, Envato Tuts+ instructor Derek Jensen will get you up and running with modules in no time. You’ll build a simple calculator module, and along the way you’ll learn about creating routes, controllers, parameters, and more. You can take our new course straight away with...

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Quick Tip: Write Cleaner Code With Kotlin SAM Conversions

If you are an experienced Android application developer, you’re probably used to the verbosity of Java 7. As a result, you might be finding Kotlin’s concise syntax, which is geared towards functional programmers, slightly unsettling. One common problem beginners encounter while learning Kotlin is understanding how it expects you to work with Java interfaces that contain a single method. Such interfaces are ubiquitous in the Android world and are often referred to as SAM interfaces, where SAM is short for Single Abstract Method. In this short tutorial, you’ll learn everything you need to know to aptly use Java’s SAM...

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12 Indispensable Go Packages and Libraries

Go is an amazing language with a lot of momentum, and it’s focused on simplicity. This approach is evident in its standard library, which provides all the essentials, but not much more.  Fortunately, Go has a vibrant community that creates and shares a lot of third-party libraries. In this tutorial, I’ll introduce you to 12 of Go’s best packages and libraries. Some of them have relatively narrow scope and can be added to any projects, while others are huge projects that you can incorporate into massive, large-scale distributed systems. Awesome Go Before diving into the libraries themselves, let me introduce...

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Learn From What You See: It All Starts With Inspiration

The world around us is full of little things and experiences that shape us, our way of thinking, but also how we tackle our work. Influenced by these encounters, every designer develops their unique style and workflow, and studying their artwork — the compositions, geometry of lines and shapes, light and shadows, the colors and patterns — can all inspire us to look beyond our own horizon and try something new....

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20 Popular WordPress User Interface Elements

A user interface (UI) is defined as “the means by which the user and a computer system interact, in particular the use of input devices and software.” It is one of the more important web design concepts but is often overlooked. Having a good user interface ensures website visitors can find what they are looking for, do what they came to do, and most importantly, stay on your website. The moment that your website user interface becomes difficult to use is the moment when the user takes their browser elsewhere. In an effort to help you provide the best interface,...

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