‘code’ Videos

  • Tara Claeys: Making Friends with the Inspector - How Non-Developers Can Harmlessly Dig into Code for the 1st Time

    Tara Claeys: Making Friends with the Inspector – How Non-Developers Can Harmlessly Dig into Code for the 1st Time

    WordCamp Philadelphia 2018Speaker: Tara Claeys

    December 6, 2018 — When I started learning and playing with CSS, I didn’t know how to use the browser inspector (I use Chrome). The first time someone showed me how to use the Inspector, I was hooked on “playing” with code and learning how css properties relate to each other.

    In this talk, we’ll focus on debugging tools in the Inspector for non-developers. We’ll play with the Inspector to edit some CSS on “live” websites without actually editing the code. We’ll discuss ways to make the most of using the inspector to save time in development by visualizing changes on the front end before editing the code in the style sheet. This talk will also be helpful for designers who want to give developers specific edits, such as font size, padding and margins.

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  • Javier Casares: WordPress y PHP: “Codename Servehappy” y “Project Tide”

    Javier Casares: WordPress y PHP: “Codename Servehappy” y “Project Tide”

    WordCamp Madrid 2018Speaker: Javier Casares

    May 7, 2018 — ¿Sabes que WordPress recomienda usar la ultimísima versión de PHP? Sí, la 7.2. ¿Y sabes porqué? Pues con esta charla te vas a enterar de dos de los proyectos que están poniendo al día el núcleo, plantillas y plugins de WordPress para mejorar su rendimiento y la calidad del código.

    Con “Codename Servehappy” aprenderás todo lo que hay que saber sobre la “WordPress PHP education initiative”, y con “Project Tide” cómo mejorar la calidad de tu código para hacerla estándar con otros colaboradores y para que sea fácil de comprender por los desarrolladores.

    Esta charla es muy teórica en la que se explicarán estos dos proyectos, enseñando fuentes de información del material publicado (Servehappy) y de la parte de análisis de código PHP -y resto de código- (Project Tide); de aproximadamente 20 minutos.

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  • Jason Wasser: Be Better By Doing Less: Front End Automation

    Jason Wasser: Be Better By Doing Less: Front End Automation

    WordCamp D.C. 2017Speaker: Jason Wasser

    November 16, 2017 — As developers, we constantly strive to do better. Whether it’s writing better code, making a more performant site or just doing it faster; with automation you can have your cake and have robots feed you it too. You’ll work faster and get feedback on how to make it better.

    This presentation is for front end developers who want to push themselves to be better, whether using a WordPress backend or not. After this presentation I hope that you feel empowered to find new ways to make your life as a front end developer better and your code even more awesome than it already is.

    – Get feedback on coding standards and issues
    – Minimize site assets automatically
    – Generate and update image sprites and have your css updated for you
    – Run several performance scans and aggregate them into a report
    – And more!

  • Sal Ferrarello: Making Your Code Easy To Extend

    Sal Ferrarello: Making Your Code Easy To Extend

    WordCamp Baltimore 2017Speaker: Sal Ferrarello

    October 23, 2017 — Plugin angst – That horrible feeling when you find a plugin that does *almost* exactly what you want but to get the right behavior you’ll have to change some code. And by changing the code, you lose the ability to update the plugin, which means missing out on security patches, bug fixes, and new features.
    We’ll look at how plugin authors can help you avoid this angst by writing extensible code. Plugin behavior can then be modified without making changes the original code.

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  • Juliette Reinders Folmer: The Biggest WP Core Patch Ever

    Juliette Reinders Folmer: The Biggest WP Core Patch Ever

    WordCamp Nijmegen 2017Speaker: Juliette Reinders Folmer

    October 14, 2017 — If you’re looking at the WordPress core code, you wouldn’t easily believe that WordPress actually has clear and consistent coding standards.
    While the standards are in the Core developers handbook, most of the WordPress code base does not comply and patches to fix this were not being accepted.

    Until now.

    So let me tell you a little story about trac ticket 41057 and how we created the biggest patch to go into WordPress core ever. …

  • Amanda Giles: Level Up! Taking Your WordPress Code Up a Notch

    Amanda Giles: Level Up! Taking Your WordPress Code Up a Notch

    WordCamp Boston 2017Speaker: Amanda Giles

    August 11, 2017 — Take your WordPress development to the next level by learning some (not so difficult) techniques specific to WordPress. We’ll discuss and review (at a high level) techniques you can learn and features you can employ to build better and smarter themes or plugins which also provide a richer experience for your users. To get the full benefit from this session you should be familiar with PHP and already writing code in WordPress.

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  • Julka Grodel: Is Your Code Ready for PHP7?

    Julka Grodel: Is Your Code Ready for PHP7?

    WordCamp Europe 2017Speaker: Julka Grodel

    June 22, 2017 — Julka Grodel is a Senior Software Engineer at AddThis and has been working with CMSs for over 10 years.

    Recently the recommended version of PHP for WordPress increased to PHP7, while still supporting PHP 5.2.4. That’s over 9 years of PHP! PHP7 is the first major release since PHP5 and includes backward incompatible changes that may change the way your code works or throw errors on your customer’s site where you’ve never seen them before. Let’s talk about important changes in variable handing, error handling, changed functions, removed functions and their alternatives, and more.

  • Andrew Nacin: People Over Code

    Andrew Nacin: People Over Code

    WordCamp Europe 2017Speaker: Andrew Nacin

    June 21, 2017 — Andrew Nacin is a Lead Developer of WordPress. He’s led major releases, mentored contributors, and spearheaded new development.

    He said in his talk ‘You can make a bigger impact with people skills and thoughtful human-centered design than simply with code. After running WordPress releases and then spending two years working in government, WordPress lead developer Andrew Nacin wants to talk about how your interactions with others matter and how it’s important to think with people, not for them.’

  • Julka Grodel: Little Mistakes That Cost Big - Lessons Learned in 3 Million Plus Plugin Downloads

    Julka Grodel: Little Mistakes That Cost Big – Lessons Learned in 3 Million Plus Plugin Downloads

    WordCamp Orange County 2017Speaker: Julka Grodel

    June 16, 2017 — Let’s get real and talk about bad code, bad feature decisions, and embarrassing moments — in the hope that you will make smarter decisions. Three million downloads, 90 releases; it’s been a roller coaster and boy have we’ve learned a lot about providing plugins to the WordPress community. We’ll talk about some particularly bad coding mistakes, unreadable coding practices, managing changing feature sets & community expectations, and touch on a couple of strategies that we’ve used to turn things around, increase our footprint and nearly double our main plugin’s rating. Some of this talk will be very technical, some not at all.

  • Harshal Limaye: WordPress API - Do More With Less Code

    Harshal Limaye: WordPress API – Do More With Less Code

    WordCamp Nashik 2016Speaker: Harshal Limaye

    June 15, 2017 — The goal of this session is to provide a gentle introduction to some of the most commonly used WordPress APIs that can be utilized by developers and site admins to make their life easy, How WordPress stores metadata inside the database, Adding, updating, retrieving and deleting the metadata information and finally he’ll take a look at the core WordPress code that drives the metadata API and how one can use it to create own custom meta tables to take your WordPress projects to the next level.

    WordPress APIs: The APIs which Harshal be covering are as follows:

    1. Plugin API – Hooks, Actions and Filters:
    When beginners needs to perform a specific task what they usually do is they copy and paste a specific code snippet which they got from stackoverflow or from a random blog and paste it inside their functions.php file. However, most of them are unaware of the way that code snippet works. In this section, I’ll provide quick overview of What WordPress hooks are and How developers can utilize them to write more efficient code.

    2. Shortcode API:
    Shortcodes are one of the most simple and easy to use features in WordPress. In this section, I’ll cover, How users can create their own custom shortcodes which can be useful to insert variety of content into their WordPress website.

    3. Dashboard Widget API:
    This is one of the most overlooked features of WordPress. This can be very helpful, for branding or display custom information to users when he logs into his WordPress Dashboard. In this section, I’ll cover, how developers can utilize WordPress Dashboard widgets API to create custom WordPress dashboard widgets.

    4. Options API:
    One of the most popular API available in WordPress used to create, fetch, update, and delete options in a simple and standardized way. WP plugins, themes, and even WordPress itself, holds lot of data in form of options inside the database that matters to your WordPress website. Knowing how you can use or update these in a plugin or theme of very important. In this section, I’ll provide a quick overview of this API, which can be helpful to beginners to get started with this API.

    5. Metadata API:
    Metadata API is one of the primary reasons which make WordPress a powerful CMS. It allows the users to store custom fields inside WordPress database. This feature is widely used by plugins to store and update information.In this section, I will cover various ways of working with WordPress post meta data