‘code’ Videos

  • Bobby Bryant: Intro to WordPress Hooks

    Bobby Bryant: Intro to WordPress Hooks

    WordCamp Dayton 2015Speaker: Bobby Bryant

    July 18, 2015 — This talk will be geared towards WordPress users who have taken the dive into customizing WordPress. The goal is to take them from copying and pasting random code snippets in functions.php, and have them better understand the event driven nature of WordPress.

    In addition to a basic discussion of actions and filters, this discussion will also include coding examples of hooks in action.

    To make this talk more relevant to developers already past the hooks hurdle, I would also end the talk by touching on the concept of adding custom WordPress hooks into your own code.

  • Adam Silverstein: Put a Little Backbone in Your WordPress!

    Adam Silverstein: Put a Little Backbone in Your WordPress!

    WordCamp Europe 2015Speaker: Adam Silverstein

    July 17, 2015 — Backbone (and Underscore!) are bundled with WordPress – explore how you can leverage their power to deliver complex user experiences while keeping your code organized and maintainable.

    First, we will explore why Backbone is awesome, and what it lets you create is amazing! We will look at some examples of where and how it is used to power web apps and increasingly large areas of the WordPress dashboard. Seeing these incredible user experiences built in Backbone will help get you excited about using Backbone in your next project.

    Next, we will dig into Backbone fundamentals to get a crystal clear understanding of the fundamental concepts underlying Backbone applications: Models, Views and Collections. We’ll look at how these tie to templates, events and routes for rendering, interaction and state handling. We discuss using Backbone in themes and plugins: how to include Backbone, how to interact with the back end to get and put data, including using the new WP REST API. We will cover WordPress specific helper functions that help our Backbone projects.
    Finally, we will explore several very simple Backbone applications that demonstrate interacting with WordPress using the Rest API.

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  • Aki Björklund: The Evolution of WordPress Software Development

    Aki Björklund: The Evolution of WordPress Software Development

    WordCamp Europe 2015Speaker: Aki Björklund

    July 12, 2015 — When you start to use WordPress as an application platform, one thing is very soon clear: WordPress defines very little base structure for your application code, where to put and how to write tests, how application is loaded, or for example how dependencies should be managed. Because of this, applications or just complex sites built on top of WordPress tend to get really messy.

    There are application frameworks built on top of WordPress, but none of them seem to have wide enough use for to build any serious applications on top of. Until any of those gets wide-spread adoption, combining existing, non-WordPress specific PHP technologies as a custom solution probably is a more future-proof solution. We will be looking into one possible stack of technologies.

  • Nikolay Bachiyski: A Few WordPress Security Principles

    Nikolay Bachiyski: A Few WordPress Security Principles

    WordCamp Europe 2015Speaker: Nikolay Bachiyski

    July 9, 2015 — Writing secure code is more than three-letter acronyms, escaping, and sanitization. It’s a state of mind, just like writing useful and maintainable software. This talk shows the natural evolution of the attitude towards security of a WordPress plugin developer.

  • John Blackbourn, Kirsty Burgoine, Miles Stewart, Mark Wilkinson, Tom Nowell: Lightning Talks – Development

    John Blackbourn, Kirsty Burgoine, Miles Stewart, Mark Wilkinson, Tom Nowell: Lightning Talks – Development

    WordCamp London 2015Speakers: John Blackbourn, Kirsty Burgoine, Miles Stewart, Mark Wilkinson, Tom Nowell

    May 30, 2015 — WP-CLI
    Tom Nowell
    Tom explains what WP CLI is, introduces three useful commands you can use, and explains how to find out more.

    Catering for WordPress
    Kirsty Burgoine
    This talk is a whistle stop tour of how WordPress was used to create an intranet for businesses in the restaurant / catering industry. Some of the features include help plan and budget dishes and menus, work out costings for bulk recipes down to individual portions and include other factors such as VAT and a variable gross profit.

    Custom Post Type Meta
    Mark Wilkinson
    Over the course of many WordPress site builds, Mark found a constant problem when dealing with custom post types: he wanted to add meta data to a post type like you do a post. In this talk Mark gives a brief overview of why he needed to be able to do this and how he went about it, building a plugin to provide this functionality.

    Cleaner Themes and Plugins
    Miles Stewart
    Miles talks about creating cleaner themes and plugins, moving towards using mvc in plugin and theme creation.

    John Blackbourn
    John talks about why you should treat debugging as a key skill that you should practice and become proficient at. He’ll show you a few tools and processes for modern and efficient debugging of the front end and the back end.

  • Dan Griffith: Staying Sane - Writing Compatible Code

    Dan Griffith: Staying Sane – Writing Compatible Code

    WordCamp Minneapolis 2015Speaker: Dan Griffith

    May 24, 2015 — A discussion on how (and why) to ensure that your plugins are safe and conflict free.

  • Jonathan Brinley: The Technical Debt Snowball

    Jonathan Brinley: The Technical Debt Snowball

    WordCamp Orlando 2014Speaker: Jonathan Brinley

    March 20, 2015 — Start making small changes now. Automated testing, refactoring, documentation, design, style guides—even a little bit will have immediate returns. By paying off your small debts, you’ll find that you have the resources to begin tackling your larger debts. Let’s get started today, identifying the low-hanging fruit to get your technical debt snowball rolling.

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  • Emma Dicks: Code For Cape Town

    Emma Dicks: Code For Cape Town

    WordCamp Cape Town 2014Speaker: Emma Dicks

    March 10, 2015 — Emma talks about Code4CT, a program that introduces high school girls to coding for the web. The girls are taught how to use WordPress and apply it as a tool to create social impact.

  • Tom Nowell: Code Deodorant

    Tom Nowell: Code Deodorant

    WordCamp Europe 2014Speaker: Tom Nowell

    January 28, 2015 — Good vs Bad code isn’t a subjective opinion. It can be measured, tested, quantified, and plotted on a chart.

    Tom takes the opinion out of code quality and provide tools to spot and prevent bad code from ever being written. He goes through tools you can install to check for errors, and catch accidental errors.

    Tom shows us tools and techniques to prevent bad code by quantifying code’s qualities.

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  • Kyle Maurer: Don’t Fear the Code

    Kyle Maurer: Don’t Fear the Code

    WordCamp Grand Rapids 2014Speaker: Kyle Maurer

    January 22, 2015 — A motivational presentation about why learning code may not be such a bad idea, told by someone who became a developer by accident.

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