Speakers: Vasken Hauri

  • Vasken Hauri: Better LivingThrough Event Driven Caching

    Vasken Hauri: Better LivingThrough Event Driven Caching

    WordCamp Sacramento 2015Speaker: Vasken Hauri

    December 22, 2015 — Most sites use some form of caching to improve performance, whether it be popular plugins like WP Total Cache, drop-in plugins, or even custom solutions. While these solutions can significantly improve performance for most of your visitors, they can’t guarantee that your custom code will be properly cached and updated seamlessly. The good news is that WordPress’ event-driven architecture of hooks and filters makes it a simple process to cache and intelligently update content only when you need to, for the best possible visitor experience. We’ll cover some code examples to illustrate how to leverage event-driven caching, and de-mystify this powerful and often-overlooked part of WordPress.

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  • Vasken Hauri: Getting Some Closure - Best practices in JavaScript and jQuery for WordPress

    Vasken Hauri: Getting Some Closure – Best practices in JavaScript and jQuery for WordPress

    WordCamp Salt Lake City 2014Speaker: Vasken Hauri

    December 3, 2014 — This presentation covers a range of common JS/jQuery pitfalls and best practices, including variable/function declaration and scope, closures, caching, naming conventions, and code linting. Whether you’re looking to get familiar with JavaScript in preparation for using the new WordPress JSON REST API (to be released in early 2015), or if you’re just starting out with front-end jQuery, this talk will provide you with some helpful tips and useful links for further learning.

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