Speakers: Felix Arntz

  • Felix Arntz: Capability-Driven Development

    WordCamp Europe 2018Speaker: Felix Arntz

    July 11, 2018 — Protecting your plugin functionality with specific capability checks using the Capabilities API should be a best practice, but it is still one of the most underused parts of WordPress core. Using the API allows for granular access management by developers using the plugin, and may even prevent security holes. This session explains how to use the API by looking at examples and diving in deeper from there, both from the view of a plugin developer as well as of an external developer who needs to tweak a third-party plugin.

    As another practical example, some of the upcoming improvements to capabilities in WordPress core itself are revealed, so that you are aware of what’s on the horizon.

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  • Felix Arntz: Berechtigungsgetriebene Entwicklung

    WordCamp Retreat Soltau 2018Speaker: Felix Arntz

    May 6, 2018 — Deine Plugin-Funktionalität mit spezifischen Berechtigungen durch die WordPress Capabilities API abzusichern sollte eigentlich ein Best Practice sein, doch die API wird noch immer häufig übersehen. Die Verwendung der Capabilities API erlaubt anderen Entwicklern, dein Plugin haargenau an die spezifischen Bedingungen des jeweiligen Projekts anzupassen, und kann zudem sogar Sicherheitslücken vorbeugen. Dieser Vortrag erklärt die Funktionalität der API und zeigt anhand eines ausführlichen Beispiels, wie man die API in einem Plugin verwendet. Weiterführend wird auch gezeigt, wie man als externer Entwickler ein Drittanbieter-Plugin entsprechend anpassen kann.

  • Felix Arntz: Contributing to WordPress core: Techniques and expectations for successful long-term contributions

    WordCamp Noord-Nederland 2018Speaker: Felix Arntz

    March 12, 2018 — This talk addresses what comes next: How do you spend your contributing time efficiently? How do you find access to developer groups? How do you make your ideas heard? Following up on your first contribution efforts is not always as straightforward as one may expect, and the goal of this talk is to prepare you for a beneficial long-term relationship as a core contributor, by presenting advanced techniques and clarifying expectations.”

  • Felix Arntz: Capability-Driven Development

    WordCamp Noord-Nederland 2018Speaker: Felix Arntz

    March 9, 2018 — “Protecting your plugin functionality with specific capability checks using the Capabilities API should be a best practice, but it is still one of the most underused parts of WordPress core. Using the API allows for granular access management by developers using the plugin, and may even prevent security holes. This session explains how to use the API by looking at examples and diving in deeper from there, both from the view of a plugin developer as well as of an external developer who needs to tweak a third-party plugin.
    As another practical example, some of the upcoming improvements to capabilities in WordPress core itself are revealed, so that you are aware of what’s on the horizon.”

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  • Felix Arntz: Contributing to WordPress core: Techniques and expectations for successful long-term contributions

    WordCamp US 2017Speaker: Felix Arntz

    December 10, 2017 — While a contributor day in the core team gives you a basic idea on how the development environment is setup and the processes involved, it is often hard to follow up on that. Trying to find tickets to work on is tough when there are almost 5000 open tickets around, and when your ideas are rejected for seemingly no apparent reason, frustration quickly becomes a factor.

    This talk addresses what comes next: How do you spend your contributing time efficiently? How do you find access to developer groups? How do you make your ideas heard? Following up on your first contribution efforts is not always as straightforward as one may expect, and the goal of this talk is to prepare you for a beneficial long-term relationship as a core contributor, by presenting advanced techniques and clarifying expectations.

  • Felix Arntz: Getting the REST API ready for Multisite

    WordCamp Torino 2017Speaker: Felix Arntz

    April 14, 2017 — The REST API is one of the three major focuses that Matt Mullenweg announced for this year. On the other hand, Multisite has always been a minor focus on the WordPress project, as the number of its users is relatively low. However, those few who maintain larger WordPress setups usually activate Multisite and need its functionality as much as ever.

    With WordPress 4.7, the REST API content endpoints were merged into core – however without any proper handling of Multisite. The Multisite team has stepped forward and announced getting the REST API compatible as their primary goal for 2017.

    In his session, Felix will talk about the efforts of bringing Multisite endpoints to the REST API and the challenges that arise as a result.

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  • Felix Arntz: Multisite and Multinetwork

    WordCamp Antwerp 2016Speaker: Felix Arntz

    October 17, 2016 — Introduction, Benefits and Developer Guidelines.

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  • Felix Arntz: Where Are The Core Contributors?

    WordCamp Frankfurt 2016Speaker: Felix Arntz

    September 12, 2016 — We as developers use WordPress on a day to day basis – implementing client projects, writing plugins, launching services. And yet, the number of us who spend time participating in Core development directly is significantly low.
    Why is that? Is it only a lack of time or are there other more sensible reasons that keep developers from helping out? My session will deal with the hurdles to overcome, philosophies, code quality and how you can benefit from contributing – an investigative experience report from a young Core contributor.

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