Speakers: Bradley Jacobs

  • Bradley Jacobs: Developer Workflow, Automation, and You

    WordCamp Boston 2018Speaker: Bradley Jacobs

    January 7, 2019 — Boston Globe Media has many WordPress sites under its umbrella. The biggest of these sites, Boston.com, is under constant development. We take a look at our developer workflow, how we automate tasks using Jenkins, and generally what the lifecycle of a task looks like. We’ll also talk about what comes next for us and what take aways you can apply to your own workflows.

  • Bradley Jacobs: Time to Publish

    WordCamp Boston 2017Speaker: Bradley Jacobs

    August 11, 2017 — Metrics are important for the digital publishing industry. One key metric that Boston.com, a major regional news media outlet, uses is ‘Time to Publish’. In a world of breaking news, time is of the essence. This talk will take a look at the past year and a half since launching on WordPress and how this metric came to the surface. Further, it will cover performance in the WordPress admin, tools for debugging, and investigating general slowness in the admin. Finally, we will review some of the ways in which we addressed these issues for the editorial staff. Join to learn why you want to reduce your Time to Publish and how to get it done.

  • Bradley Jacobs: Composer: An Introduction To PHP Depedency Management

    WordCamp Boston 2013Speaker: Bradley Jacobs

    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.

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