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Parallel Testing for PHPUnit with ParaTest - PHPUnit has hinted at parallelism since 2007, but, in the meantime, our tests continue to run slowly. Time is money, right? ParaTest is a tool that sits on top of PHPUnit and allows you to run tests in parallel without the use of extensions. This is an ideal candidate for functional (i.e Selenium) tests and other long-running processes.ParaTest at your ServiceParaTest is a robust command line tool for running PHPUnit tests i... http://ow.ly/2xpNMe

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Laravel 4: A Start at a RESTful API (Updated) - RESTful API's are hard! There are a lot of aspects to designing and writing a successful one. For instance, some of the topics that you may find yourself handling include authentication, hypermedia/HATEOS, versioning, rate limits, and content negotiation. Rather than tackling all of these concepts, however, let's instead focus on the basics of REST. We'll make some JSON endpoints behind a basic authentication system, and l... http://ow.ly/2x67GC

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Goodbye, Adobe Fireworks - The real world as we all know, is a place of hard knocks, bottom line economics and tough decisions. After one such decision, and a controversial one at that (see the number of comments), Adobe have this week announced that Fireworks, their unique product for web designers, will no longer be developed beyond the current version apart from a few operating system updates and bug fixes (some long overdue).Although Fireworks CS6 will continue t... http://ow.ly/2wKqxU

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Intellectual Creative Block - Beating any form of creative block is difficult, but hopefully this creativity session has helped so far. Today, we'll conclude our coverage of creative block, discuss some creativity techniques and prepare ourselves for becoming more creative.RehearsalBefore we look at the final type of creative block, let's first summarize the content in the session so far. Are you still trying to be creative every day? Do you notice you're getting better... http://ow.ly/2wApbu

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Create a 3D Typographic Illustration - Modern artists often use more than one application to create their work. This often means working outside of Photoshop much of the time. In this tutorial, João Oliveira will create a 3D typographic illustration using Cinema 4D to build the 3D and Photoshop for the post-production. Let's get started! Editor's note: For more 3D tutorials, visit our sister site Cgtuts+ Tutorial AssetsPlease download the following assets before beginni... http://ow.ly/2wyNfC

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The Superhero Illustrations of Jeremy Roberts - Jeremy Roberts is a talented digital illustrator who often uses 3DS Max, ZBrush, and Photoshop to create incredibly life-like character illustrations. In this article, we will take a look at some of our favorite works from his portfolio.Batman InfernoCaptain AmericaIron ChimpSpiderman 3VoltronCaptain Jack SparrowNew Iron ManNick FuryAvengersBatman and Robin Read more: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/psdtuts/~3/4kDlLGIo... http://ow.ly/2wtiSN

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Photoshop’s Best Friends – InDesign and Illustrator - Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign work very well together. If you know how to use them properly, your workflow can be greatly improved. In this tutorial, we will explain a bit about the integration and interaction between these three applications. Let's get started! Read more: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/psdtuts/~3/oxppp7GhRN8/ http://ow.ly/2woOM3

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