May 10, 2014 — Being a WordPress developer is about a lot more than just making a ‘functional site.’ This talk examines what ‘client-first development’ means, looking at the role of Theme Options, the appropriate use of Custom Post Types and Custom Meta Boxes (including meta box descriptions).
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.
March 31, 2014 — Alex Vasquez demos how to use Bourbon and Neat with WordPress
March 28, 2014 — Do you get frustrated and spend too much time with front end coding? Are you still spending time trying to improve your workflow? Come learn about 3 ways I’ve changed my workflow by combining SASS, Icon Fonts, Zen Coding. But what about the other 0.5? You’ll just have to wait and see.
March 24, 2014 — Frustrated with building WordPress sites? I’ve been there. Travelling, I often find myself with unreliable internet, and I realized that my development process needed an overhaul. So, late one night working with the geckos in Cambodia, I set about optimizing the process. After a great deal of trial and error, I developed a series of tools that will allow anyone to better manage their WordPress development practices.
March 21, 2014 — 10 ans déjà que la première version de WordPress est sortie. Hériter du projet b2, il s’est enrichi au fur à et mesure des années de milliers de lignes de code pour donner naissance à toutes les super fonctionnalités que nous connaissons aujourd’hui.
Cette présentation portera sur le code source originel de 2003, toutes ses évolutions majeures depuis et sur comment WordPress en est venu à équiper près de 20% du web tout en continuant d’intégrer de nouvelles fonctionnalités. Tout ça pour en faire le meilleur outil de gestion de contenu qui existe.
February 20, 2014 — Often occurs wrong thinking that writing Unit Tests and Test-driven development are the same. In fact, these are two different practices that perfectly complemented by a third – refactoring. Together, they allow us to make better design and our code to be easier to maintain. Part of the lecture will discuss the practices and their application in general, and another part will examine how the they are in the PHP world and WordPress.
February 20, 2014 — Whether you’re a novice WordPress user or an experienced web developer you can leverage WordPress in many non-traditional ways. This presentation goes over how to rapidly build scalable and secure applications and how to save time and money doing so. It also showcases some really cool applications and examples of building things with WordPress while thinking out of the box.
January 6, 2014 — Composer has gained a lot of popularity and momentum in the past year. This session is a brief crash course in PHP dependency management using Composer. It explores how to install dependencies as separate packages and as WordPress plugins or themes. And it looks at how this can be used to speed up dev environment setup times.