August 6, 2015 — As we move toward the “Semantic Web” or “Web 3.0″, the power of well defined, accessible information is getting greater and greater by the day.
In this talk, we look at the way that data and the web are changing, and the possibilities that are created by allowing your data and your design to exist independently.
August 3, 2015 — WordPress can do a lot out of the box, but what if you need to integrate with a service that doesn’t have a WordPress plugin? What if you want to automate a task without touching code? How do you take advantage of the service-driven web so your WordPress project can break out of its shell and make new friends on the Internet playground? This talk has all the answers. You learn how to connect to a remote API (with minimal code), what webhooks are (and why they’re awesome), and how to harness the power of “connector” services like Zapier and IFTTT to automate common tasks (without getting a headache). Want to get more power out of your WordPress site? This is the talk for you!
August 1, 2015 — WordPress core contributor Taylor Lovett covers why the new JSON REST API (proposed for WordPress 4.1) is so awesome, as well as explains some cool things you can do with it and how you can start using it today.
July 9, 2015 — I’m not the best developer. I’m not the best designer. But with WordPress, I, and you, can be anything. WordPress enabled me in less than 3 days to build a fully operational SaaS and solve a problem that pained many. With the introduction of the WordPress JSON API and plugin-specific APIs, there is no limit to what WordPress is capable of. You need only dream, and built it.
May 30, 2015 — Je parle bien sûr des transients, cette fameuse API qui ne vous veut que du bien. Voyons des cas concrets d’utilisation pour réduire les requêtes distances et ainsi gagner en performances de temps de chargement. L’auditoire apprendra à utiliser l’API “transient” de WordPress dans le but dé gagner en performances.
May 30, 2015 — A common refrain when building software is “think of the user first!” Let’s take a look at how we define our users, how that shapes what we build for them, and what that might mean for the holy grail of a core API.
May 17, 2015 — Understanding how the database schema of WordPress is setup, including a walk-through of the tables and how WordPress stores the data and helps you interact with it via its APIs. We’ll also dive into the benefits and dangers of the schema and how to adapt it to go beyond just blog posts.
January 4, 2015 — This talk covers a few key “Aha” moments that you should have about the way WordPress works. Michael talks about things like the template hierarchy, what’s going on in wp-config, where WordPress content is stored (the database vs file system), how posts and pages and custom post types are represented in the database, what folks are talking about when they talk about hooks and filters, and just generally review the “behind the scenes” mechanics of how WordPress works