Speakers: Davis Shaver

  • Davis Shaver: The Past, Present And Future Of Making The Editors Work For Editors

    Davis Shaver: The Past, Present And Future Of Making The Editors Work For Editors

    WordCamp Baltimore 2017Speaker: Davis Shaver

    October 20, 2017 — Let’s look at how far the Editor has come since the 1.x days, and where it’s headed in the future. Talk will explore how shortcodes, media, and other enhancements have improved the Editor for editors, as well as looking at what impact Gutenberg might have on the content production experience.

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  • Davis Shaver: How We Keep Development Cool, Calm, and Collected

    Davis Shaver: How We Keep Development Cool, Calm, and Collected

    WordCamp Philly 2015Speaker: Davis Shaver

    October 28, 2015 — Like many in the WordPress world, I started as a cowboy coder. Editing .php files right on the FTP server? You betcha. This is a great way to develop – if you don’t mind potentially catastrophic fatal errors, and unhappy stakeholders.

    I’ll share some strategies from our team at Fusion for integrating quality checks into a WordPress-specific product development process, plus some tips on keeping it fun.

    This talk will introduce you to the following concepts (including easy steps you can take to followup):
    – Product requirements document (PRD)
    – Github workflows and code review
    – Linting
    – Test-driven development (TDD)
    – Hackdays and team culture