April 13, 2017 — If “WordPress is not testable” then why bother about testable code at all?
Because writing testable code is the first step to testing your code, testing your code is the first step to testing ALL your code, testing all your code is the first step to reduce shipping times, reducing shipping times is the first step to fast response to feature requests and bugs that makes clients happy.
And because the first sentence is less true every day.
Let’s find a definition of “testable code” that applies to both WordPress and the current practices of testing; let’s see how we can stop ignoring the elephant in the room and embrace testing with a sane approach that improves code and coders quality without leaving anyone out in the cold.
I will present real-world examples of new and existing code, the tools used to write and maintain testable code and some simple rule-of-thumbs to keep in mind when developing for our beloved CMS.
March 18, 2017 — Does your organization send a lot of HTML Emails? Are you tired of getting in your Delorean every time and coding tables and inline styles, oh my? Let WordPress do the heavy lifting. At Vanderbilt, we’ve built out an Email Creator WordPress theme that allows our users to easily create HTML emails, using various template options. Come to this session to learn more about how to reduce the effort you’re putting into HTML marketing, and putting more control in the hands of your users.
December 6, 2016 — As self taught web developers, we only know just what we need to know for the kinds of projects that we are working on just now. However; Growing as a company is hard because it forces us to grow wether we like it or not. This is the Tale about all the times we made mistakes and how, in spite of everything, we managed to look at Every failiure as a way to grow and improve.
The talk is part business, part devops for beginners and intermediate.
August 17, 2016 — We want our code to be fast, to work well, and look good. But do we really need all the bells and whistles? Understanding the burdens we place on end users when we code, such as large plugins and themes with stringent requirements, is just as important as security.
June 7, 2016 — Guilt-free Coding is a philosophy, it’s about learning to let go of the guilt that you might have for not doing something the right way, or even newest way, and accepting sometimes it’s good to give yourself a break and just get it done. In this talk, I’ll walk you through my techniques of letting go of guilt, and finding real enjoyment in learning. Applying these techniques made learning React.js a joy for me; I’ll be covering some of the successes and failures I had during this process. Don’t worry, though, I won’t be suggesting you “throw out the rulebook”, as there can be consequences in doing that.
May 12, 2016 — Stručný úvod do programovania WordPress pluginov, v ktorom sa oboznámiš so základnou štruktúrou WordPress pluginu, naučíš sa ako pripraviť plugin pre stránky s vysokou návštevnosťou, ako sa popasovať s lokalizáciou a ako sa vyhnúť niektorým základným chybám.
May 12, 2016 — Il est très rare que des projets WordPress débutent de manière similaire. Très souvent, on capitalise des connaissances, des bonnes pratiques et autres afin d’espérer faire mieux sur le projet suivant. Seulement, WordPress laisse énormément de libertés. Cela ne nous permet pas de contrôler notre dette technique convenablement ni même notre qualité logicielle.
Malheureusement, le code est régulièrement mis de côté pour tenter de pallier des contraintes de temps et d’argent tout en tentant l’excuse du pragmatisme.
Et si une approche orientée objet avec les méthodologies adéquates pouvaient résoudre une bonne partie de ces problèmes ?
Démarrons ensemble cette approche qui, tout en améliorant la stabilité, la lisibilité et l’évolutivité de notre code, va nous permettre d’industrialiser nos développements.
December 30, 2015 — As Modern Tribe has grown from a small team to a team of nearly 50 people, we have had to adopt a bit more organization in our workflows. One thing that we’ve been working on recently is refining our code sharing, review and deployment practices. In this session, I’ll share a workflow for collaborating with your team. Using this workflow, you will reduce delays, bugs and improve the technical skills of your colleagues.
December 12, 2015 — WordPress and open source software have powered Penn Manor School District’s websites for 7 years. But can WordPress, and open source principles, help teachers transform classrooms and inspire kids to build remarkable learning communities? The answer may surprise you. Discover how our schools use WordPress, open source software, and a unique student technology apprenticeship program to prepare the next generation of writers and hackers for careers, college, and beyond.
December 9, 2015 — We’re going to explore a few methods of learning – focusing on the practice of copying. Code, design, & user experience can all be improved when we take a deeper look into successful implementations. We’ll analyze methods and steal a few things along the way, learning how to truly make them our own.