January 4, 2016 — WordPress powers over 20% of the Internet and comes with a fully-fleshed out unit testing framework covering the core library. For testing plugins and themes (extensions to WordPress), I developed WP_Mock, a comprehensive mocking framework for WordPress. WP_Mock allows developers to test their code in complete isolation from WordPress itself.
I’ll walk attendees through both test frameworks, covering the pros/cons of each and examples of their use. Attendees will gain a further understanding of PHPUnit, unit testing in general, process isolation, and code modularization.
December 12, 2015 — This session will cover the severe need for low-tech access to WordPress, but for content production and consumption – a problem somewhat unique to the developing world. It will cover use cases, user groups, and a few proposed techniques for making both content and publishing tools available to those without high-speed Internet, 3G connectivity, or traditional desktop publishing tools.
Attendees will achieve a deeper understanding of potential, unreached user demographics and the tools/techniques they can use to reach these groups.
July 16, 2015 — One of the newest tools on the market is an open source system called Vagrant. Thanks to this amazing application, you can quickly and easily create a new virtual development environment at a moments notice.
June 12, 2014 — Unit testing can be scary for anyone who’s not a hard-core dev. But they don’t need to be! I’ll help you get up and running with the WordPress unit test framework so your new patches will never need to sit idle on this report page again! Even if you don’t have a patch to contribute to WordPress, you can still get your name on the contributor list by writing tests for any patches that live on this report, too!
June 8, 2014 — Many developers and designers focus more on the technology behind their site than the end-user experience. This is a massive disservice to clients, and the goal of any web technology should be to get out of the way and let the content shine.
Eric provides 10 simple topics that every developer/designer should consider when building a site – from performance concerns to language focus when presenting the final product to the client.
September 11, 2013 — Five minutes of fast-paced, highly-engaging content.
The Future of WordPress Lies in the Past
August 6, 2013 — Grunt is a local development tool that helps optimize and streamline the workflow, empowering developers and designers to focus on what they do best. This presentation introduces the various CSS and JS best practices, and a workflow that uses Grunt to automate the nitty-gritty details of preparing a theme or plugin for release.
September 5, 2012