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.
September 12, 2014 — Learn how Vagrant, a tool for creating portable development environments, can help you:
– Easily setup a local development environment
– Match your local development environment to production and avoid surprises during deployment.
– Share development environments with team members and get new team members up and running in record time.
– Easily deploy code by using providers and provisioners.
June 17, 2014 — If you are just learning how to code, or are a seasoned developer, there are some important habits that will serve you well during your WordPress development career. Beyond the high-level approach of Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, this presentation walks you through 7 practical things you can do to become a better and more effective WordPress developer. The concepts presented are accompanied with action steps and follow up resources so you can start becoming a better developer right away.
April 27, 2013 — The purpose of this presentation is to walk developers through the process of implementing basic AJAX functionality in themes and plugins. Topics covered will include best practices, client-side AJAX requests via jQuery, server-side processing of requests with WordPress action hooks, proper inclusion of scripts, localizing data and implementing nonces
January 12, 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.