Those of you who help support the Tuts+ network by becoming Premium members will be well aware of the improvements that we’ve made in the last year, including a full redesign, in depth screencast courses on the technologies that you most want to learn, and eBook partnerships with Smashing Magazine and Packt Publishing.
Sign up before January 31st, and save 25% off the already discounted yearly membership price! You can now enjoy an entire year of Tuts+ Premium content for only $135, which is a cumulative savings of $93 off the monthly price.
Each course on Tuts+ Premium consists of multi-part screencasts, which teach you a particular tool or technology from the inside-out. We’ve done our best to acquire the best talent available, including Jeremy McPeak, Dan Wellman, Andrew Burgess, Bryan Jones, Rey Bango, Jose Mota, myself (Jeffrey), and many more instructors.
Here’s but a small sampling of our course catalog, all of which is included with your subscription.
In this course, Matthew Machuga will walk you through the process of building an entire application – front to back – twice, using two different frameworks. We’ll begin with a Laravel (v3) implementation, and then move on to Ruby on Rails. Along the way, you’ll get to be the judge: which framework do you like best?
Need to go about building your own custom CMS? Well, I’m here to teach you how to do this very thing, using the popular CodeIgniter framework. If you’d like to take your skills to the next level, why don’t you join me?
CSS is an interesting language. It’s quite easy to learn the basics, but truly mastering it is a much more involved process that can take years – despite what your developer friends may tell you.
Anyone can apply a bit of styling, but do you understand all of the various terminology associated with modern CSS? Concatenation, proprocessors, frameworks, OOCSS, responsive design…the list goes on and on!
Welcome to “Simple Sinatra.” This course is all about coming to grips with the popular lightweight Ruby web framework, Sinatra. Sinatra stays out of your way by providing a minimal API, that allows you to get up and running with a new web application as quickly as possible.
Design patterns are an essential part of software development. At some point in every programmer’s career, he or she will have to dig in and learn how to apply these patterns. Even if they may appear scary at first, they are, in fact, much simpler to understand than you might initially think. In this course, you’ll learn what design patterns are, how each of them is defined, what they are used for, and, of course, how to implement them in PHP!
In this course, join Radoslaw Benkel, as he takes you through the ins and outs of using PHP’s most popular test-suite, PHPUnit. Along the way, you’ll of course learn how to install it on your system, how to use the various assertions, how to create mocks, and much more!
Been meaning to learn Ruby on Rails, but felt that it was too hard? Well, not anymore. In this course, José Mota will take you through the process of creating dynamic and creative web applications, using Ruby on Rails. Come join us for the ride!
This course will explain the fundamental aspects of writing great jQuery plugins. Some of the topics we’ll cover include how plugins extend jQuery’s prototype to add new methods to the library, understanding the this object inside a plugin, keeping plugins configurable, theming them, handling events and exposing AJAX options for easier implementation by others. Sound fun?
For over ten years, Microsoft’s .NET Framework has been the platform to develop for if you want to target Windows or Windows-based technologies. Getting started with the .NET Framework can be a daunting task, as the .NET Framework class library is pretty darn big. But, thankfully, there are a core set of classes that you can use in any Windows or Web app.
In this course, Bryan Jones, creator of the immensely popular CodeKit app, will teach you the ins and outs of Mac application development.
This list could go on and on. Even better, we’re releasing more courses each month than ever before! If it’s a skill that you want to learn, chances are, we either offer it on the site, or it’s in development by one of our staff instructors.
Want Some Freebie Courses?
I’m a confessed code editor addict, and have tried them all! I was an early adopter of Coda, a TextMate advocate, even a Vim convert. But all of that changed when I discovered Sublime Text 2, the best code editor available today. Don’t believe me? Let me convince you in this course.
Even if your goal is not to become a web designer, learning HTML and CSS can be an amazing tool to have in your skill-set – both in the workplace, and at home. If this has been on your to-do list for some time, why don’t you take thirty days and join me? Give me around ten minutes every day, and I’ll teach you the essentials of HTML and CSS. And don’t worry…we start at the beginning!
You know you need to learn jQuery. Everyone else has, and you’re falling behind! No worries; it’s a brand new year, and what better way to celebrate it than by learning a new skill? Give me thirty minutes every day for the next month, and I’ll transform you into a jQuery pro!
In addition to our course catalog, we also regularly add new top-selling eBooks, which are free to download for all Premium members. Some of our most popular selections include:
Magento, the most popular open source e-commerce platform in the world, is both amazingly powerful and astoundingly complex. In this book, you’ll learn from an experienced Magento “master” how to leverage the full power of Magento.
How do I create fast and responsive mobile websites that work across a range of platforms? For developers dealing with the proliferation of mobile devices, each with unique screen sizes and performance limitations, it is an important question. This cookbook provides the answer. You will learn how to apply the latest HTML5 mobile web features effectively across a range of mobile devices.
SMACSS (pronounced “smacks”) is more style guide than rigid framework. There is no library within here for you to download or install. SMACSS is a way to examine your design process and as a way to fit those rigid frameworks into a flexible thought process. It is an attempt to document a consistent approach to site development when using CSS. And really, who isn’t building a site with CSS these days?!
Getting on top of your finances doesn’t have to be a headache. Freelance veteran Martha Retallick makes finance and accounting concepts fun and friendly.
There are plenty of books that show the aspiring PHP programmer how to use testing tools. But how do you actually build your application in such a way that using the testing tools is easy instead of a constant struggle?
Written by WordPress veterans Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr, Digging into WordPress is 400+ jam-packed pages of everything you need to get the most out of WordPress. WordPress is great right out of the box, but unless you want an ordinary vanilla blog, it is essential to understand the full potential of WordPress and have the right tools to get the job done.
Beginning in January, 2013, we’ll also be releasing two new entirely free books from Packt Publishing to our members each month.
Every spec of content listed above, as well as dozens upon dozens more courses and ebooks are included as part of your Tuts+ Premium membership. With the sale that we’re running this month, you can access it all – as well as the new content that we have in production (there’s a lot) – for $11 per month!
The best part, though, is that, in addition to all of the courses and eBooks that Premium has to offer, your subscription also helps to support our free educational sites, like Nettuts+, which we’re incredibly passionate about.
I hope you’ll consider signing up! If you have any questions, let me know below, and I’ll do my best to assist! See you inside!