Balancing Front-end vs. Back-end Development

Development tools like Angular.js and now React.js and (my personal favorite) Vue.js have transformed front-end website/web application development. It’s actually possible to write whole applications in JavaScript now in a cohesive, management manner. The real question is: should you? The answer is, of course… it depends.

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Kenn Kitchen

Goodman GI

Goodman GI is a doctor’s office with customized forms allowing patients to fill out the usual very long patient history online, before they arrive at the office.

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Kenn Kitchen

ClientWise

ClientWise is a Texas-based family-law firm that has built an extensive app to maintain client information. Originally designed for their own internal use, they are now making the app available to other law firms.

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Kenn Kitchen

Auto Consumer Info

Auto Consumer Info is a site that helps car buyers with the maze of warranties and other additional products offered by dealers.

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Five More Great Tools for LAMP Developers

A short time back, I wrote about two things that I wouldn’t want to be without as a Wordpress developer. Since then, a few things have changed. Circumstances have led me to spend more time with Windows 10, and its really working for me. Some of the reasons why I’m digging developing on my Windows 10 rig are these five great tools.

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2 Must-Have Tools for WordPress Development

There are some exceptional tools that can be used for WordPress development that make the process way easier than it would be otherwise. I didn’t know about some of these early on in my WordPress development days, so for those of you who might not be familiar with them, I’d like to share.

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Getting WP Post and Postmeta in Single Rows

WordPress uses wp_posts to store post, page, and Custom Post Type (CPT) data the wp_postmeta table for Custom Metabox data. To retrieve this data you have to read for the post plus multiple linked postmeta rows. In this post, we conquer postmeta with subqueries.

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ORM vs. Direct SQL

ORM, or Object-Relational Mapping, is a technique for interacting with a relational database without directly writing SQL statements. Is that a handy shorthand that makes coding easier? Or just another layer that gets in the way? Let’s explore both possibilities.

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Using Composer and Namespaces in PHP

Pretty much everyone who develops with PHP uses Composer, and if you’ve ever used a PHP framework, you’ve seen the namespaces at the tops of files. I knew how to use these things but I didn’t really understand them until I embarked on a few just-for-learning side projects that I started from scratch.

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