May 27, 2015 — With new PHP versions being released more often it’s clear that things are changing rapidly. This session is all about the changes introduced in recent versions of PHP, and what that means for PHP projects everywhere – including yours. There will be practical examples of the shiny new features, advice on finding hosting and safely upgrading your existing codebases, and news about the performance improvements you can expect as you move between the versions. After this talk, you’ll know what’s been introduced in recent PHP versions and how to make sure your code will be awesome wherever it goes!
March 23, 2015 — This talk covers the theories and functions dealing with validating input and sanitizing output. It starts at the very basic, and wind up with some discussion of the trickier parts of how different kinds of data should be filtered.
March 10, 2015 — When there is an issue with your database, WordPress shows a very simple message, on a simple white screen: “Error establishing a database connection”. In this presentation, Steve Bruner shows how you can easily theme this page, using the db-error.php file, so your visitors are not shocked when they see this message.
March 9, 2015 — Orlando-based WordPress developer Adam Soucie will share his story on how two years ago he quit his job in sales to follow a career in web development and provide the road map for how you can find similar success using WordPress as your vehicle.
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.
January 1, 2015 — Protecting our WordPress sites is important to all of us; this talk will help provide you with the tools to secure your server. Learn the best practices to follow in securing your WordPress site, and the common pitfalls to avoid. This is for both new users who are setting up a WordPress installation from the ground up, and also experienced WordPress users for hardening their existing sites.
November 21, 2014 — This is a session about helping non-developers grasp the minimum knowledge of PHP needed to develop their first theme or plugin.
November 14, 2014 — This is a talk about learning fast, getting the best out of your programming skills and delivering results with WordPress and it’s intended for web developers who need to face the unknown and solve problems yesterday. Sounds familiar?
November 3, 2014 — Backbone is the foundation of several recent user-facing features in WordPress. This talk will explore how to leverage WordPress’ powerful Backbone view management tools to craft maintainable, modular UI for your plugin or theme.