January 17, 2019 — WordPress’ new text editor is awesome, but many people are still trying to learn how create their own blocks in Gutenberg. While there is certainly more to creating your own blocks than writing a simple shortcode, there are also some significant benefits. We’ll cover the basics of creating a Gutenberg block, how to use Gutenberg to create predefined page layouts, and how to make your blocks dynamic on the front end of the site!
January 9, 2019 — Do you constantly feel like you are hacking code together? Do you find it difficult to maintain, adapt or even read code you’ve written previously? Chances are, you are not taking into consideration some of the basic principles of software architecture. Come learn how some simple habits and changes in perspective can transform you from a 1x developer to a 10x developer!
How to keep your code simple and straightforward
How to reduce bugs in your code
How to become a more productive developer
February 20, 2018 — A friendly introduction to the WordPress REST API for both developers and non-developers. Learn what all the hype is about with the REST API, discover why you might want to use it and dig in with real-life examples and business scenarios.
A better understanding of what the REST API is, what the use cases are for it and the business reasons why it makes sense.
June 17, 2017 — WordPress is an awesome platform with a vibrant community of developers and a huge market share. Even though WordPress developers are a dime a dozen, it can still be difficult to find developers who really know their craft.
Don’t be “just another WordPress developer”. Learn how to create a roadmap for growth, hone your craft, gain confidence and stand out from the crowd.
How to identify where you are in the learning process.
How to know what you should be focusing on right now to optimize your learning.
How to identify your niche in the WordPress space and stand out from the crowd.
Ultimately, the concepts learned here can be applied to learning any number of things, but we’ll be specifically focused on learning WordPress development.
March 18, 2017 — Shortcodes are commonplace in WordPress themes, plugins and even WordPress core. Whether you are a new developer looking to implement a shortcode for the first time, or are a seasoned pro; come join us as we delve into the pros, cons, gotchas, best practices and creative approaches to shortcodes.
November 8, 2016 — Chrome is not just a great browser for viewing websites, but also an invaluable tool for building websites. Out of the box, Chrome ships with “developers tools”. Many web developers are aware of this and make use of some of the tools it provides. However, most developers only scratch the surface of what the browser can do.
Join in as we take a deep-dive into the Chrome developer tools and learn, among other things, how to:
– Quickly test styling fixes
– Emulate handheld devices to test responsive designs
– View form submissions
– Monitor AJAX requests
– Check for performance issues
– Troubleshoot caching issues
– Create and use your own snippets
April 8, 2016 — Composer is a command line dependency management tool designed for PHP.
Come learn how Composer can help you:
– Simplify new project creation
– Minimize duplication of code in your project repositories
– Quickly install and update plugins and themes in bulk
– Manage versioning within your project
– Follow best practices when reusing and managing code across projects
January 19, 2016 — Many WordPress developers start out learning PHP from playing around with themes and then slowly pick up the language and start moving towards writing their own plugins. However, it is common to find WordPress developers struggling to grasp the higher-level concepts and features of PHP. Let’s fill the gaps in our self-learning and break through to the next level of PHP programming by learning what PHP classes are and how they can be used to make your code simpler, easier to read and easier maintain.
September 17, 2015 — The art of debugging code requires a good understanding of the codebase and logical deduction skills. A good debugging tool is like a code mentor that can walk you through the code and help you better understand what is going on, but the deductive reasoning is still up to you. In this session, you will learn how to use Xdebug, a PHP debugging tool to.