Building a New Parse Server & MongoDB Atlas-Based Application

This article was originally published on mongoDB. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Whether you’re migrating from the deprecated ( or building a new application, the Parse Server community is alive and strong, and since Parse Server version 2.1.11, there is support for MongoDB 3.2 which makes MongoDB Atlas an […]

Building a React App from Scratch, Live – Part 1.

Last week my colleague – Robert – made a super simple local API server for front-end junkies. You can fire it up with a single command and use it to learn client-side frameworks by building apps with them. The server has several endpoints, authentication and an awesome docs page to let you really focus on […]

How To Build A Skin For Your Web App With React And WordPress

So you’ve trained yourself as a web engineer, and now want to build a blazing fast online shop for your customers. The product list should appear in an instant, and searching should waste no more than a split second either. Is that the stuff of daydreams? Not anymore. Well, at least it’s nothing that can’t […]

A Comprehensive Guide To User Testing

(This is a sponsored article.) With a prototype of your design built, it’s important to start testing it to see if the assumptions you have made are correct. In this article, the seventh in my ongoing series exploring the user experience design process, I’ll explore the importance of user testing. As I explored in my […]

Force a React Component to Re-Render

The beauty of React components is that they automagically render and update based on a change in state or props; simply update the state from any place and suddenly your UI element updates — awesome!  There may be a case, however, where you simply want to brute force a fresh render of a React component. […]

Smart Contract Experts Join Zilliqa as Advisors

Zilliqa, a new, high-speed and secure blockchain platform based on the technology of sharding, has announced that the company has added smart contract technology experts Dr. Ilya Sergey and Evan Cheng to their advisory board. Zilliqa has been focused on ‘scalability with security’ since its founding and will use the expertise of the new advisors […]

Visual Ad Creation Workflow with Tumult Hype

This article was sponsored by Tumult. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. The goal of this article is to show how to create a rich media advertisement with Tumult Hype. It covers the basics of using the app in the context of building an ad and discusses ad-specific tips and tricks. […]

Phone Number Validation with numverify (Sponsored)

When we think about form validation, phone numbers aren’t the most pressing bit of information to validate, but if the phone number is absolutely critical to your business or application, you’ll want to do all you can to precisely ensure the number is correct.  And the truth is most single-input phone number elements aren’t masked […]

A Comprehensive Website Planning Guide (Part 3)

In Part 2, I covered the details of evaluating a plan, choosing web professionals, and determining your website structure. The question of why planning for the web is just as important as planning for anything else associated with your business was covered in Part 1, so head on back to read that part first in […]

Get a Lifetime of Microsoft Excel Training for Just $39

Microsoft Excel is one of the most widely used office tools for organizing and crunching numbers, so having some know-how on its more advanced features is valuable (if not required) for nearly any job. eLearn Excel is a professional training resource featuring over 280 beginner to advanced Excel lessons to help you work towards a […]

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