December 18, 2015 — WordPress doesn’t live in isolation but’s sits as part of a stack. From the operating system, to the web server each aspect of the stack should be carefully chosen. In addition WordPress can be enhanced by using other application in tandem. Tim takes a look at the eco-system that WordPress lives in, to help people create a very modern WordPress stack.
May 29, 2015 — This talk introduces the concept of behaviour driven tests, rather then looking at the codes logic these tests looks at the larger application and checks it does what we and our boss expects. It focuses around the using Codeception a PHP based testing suite with WordPress to provide acceptance, visual regression and API test coverage for plugin, themes and sites. The talk is suitable for any developer, who is interesting in improving testing within their applications, especially those who may have been in the past put off by unit testing. The goal to speed up peoples development by automating testing they already do and improve coverage of tests, as well as looking at interesting “other uses” for acceptance testing.
October 12, 2014 — “Don’t dig latrines with a swiss army knife”
An antidote to Kimb Jones (inevitable and great) Wow Plugins talk. Not every plugin is a “wow” plugin most just do a single job and some do them really well, often not glamorous but essential these plugins are the backbone to millions of site but how do you find these day to day plugins? How do you work out if they do what they say? How do you check if they will slow your site down or even harm it? Good Questions, guess we need a talk on sourcing and evaluating plugins to answer them?