All the Developer Tools Classes
These classes show you the tools and techniques needed to be a professional developer. You'll learn browser tools, desktop apps, web software and much more.
The Web Developer extension adds powerful web developer tools to a browser. The extension is available for Chrome, Firefox and Opera.
Most major website platforms use MySQL as their default database. phpMyAdmin is free software, written in PHP, which makes it easy to manage your MySQL databases.
DesktopServer is a great way to develop websites on your own computer. While primarily a WordPress tool, DesktopServer can be used to develop Joomla, Drupal and even static HTML websites.
As you become a more experienced developer, you'll start to move away from graphical interfaces and towards the command line. This class introduces you to SSH Keys, an important tool for command line users.
SSH is short for "Secure Shell", and is helpful for connecting safely to servers. SSH Keys are a more secure way of logging into your server than using with SSH with just a password.
In this introduction to Git, you'll learn to make commits, create repositories, track files and much more.
In Part 2 of the Git series, you'll learn how to move code between your work environment and the shared Git environment. You'll see how to use Github, Bitbucket and SSH keys.
In this class, you'll see how to install Git. We'll show Mac users how to set up Xcode and PC users how to set up SourceTree.
CSS stylesheets can become hard to manage on large projects. LESS is a solution that developers use to make their CSS much more efficient. As many designers know, stylesheets can become complex on big sites. It can become a headache to manage hundreds or thousands of styles. LESS allows you to use plain CSS, but also add programming features such as variables, mixins, and functions.
Topher shows you how to make a Custom Plugin for your WordPress site using a combination of tools like WPGenerator, Advanced Custom Fields, and more.
Topher explains local site development and the benfits. He then walks you though LocalWP from install to uploading completed sites. Learn how to setup your local site, allow others to see your local site for reviewing, and how to push and pull it to an online server.