May 2, 2014 — Have you ever activated a plugin just to see the White Screen of Death? Have you ever uploaded a file to a client’s site and realized you overwrote an important fix? Have you ever started a WordPress update and then had your site stuck in maintenance mode?
Most WordPress developers have done all of these things, probably more than once. In this talk, you’ll learn how to be prepared for situations like these, or even prevent them completely.
This talk is aimed at developers of any skill level, though more advanced developers might already be familiar with some of these best practices.
August 5, 2013 — Unit testing changed the way I write, architect, and debug code. In this presentation, I’ll tell you why I’ve fallen in love with unit testing, and hopefully inspire you to do the same.
February 13, 2013 — This session explains the concept of actions & filters, covering some of the lesser known but extremely useful WordPress hooks. You will learn how to create & utilize your own hooks when making theme frameworks, parent themes, and plugins.