March 20, 2015 — Start making small changes now. Automated testing, refactoring, documentation, design, style guides—even a little bit will have immediate returns. By paying off your small debts, you’ll find that you have the resources to begin tackling your larger debts. Let’s get started today, identifying the low-hanging fruit to get your technical debt snowball rolling.
February 18, 2015 — WordPress itself shows how important usability is. One of the major reasons why WordPress became the industry standard is because it’s so easy to use. It is (relatively) easy to develop with WordPress and it’s easy to run WordPress sites. Sure, there are more ‘powerful’ tools, but are they that friendly to use?
December 14, 2014 — Softwaretests sind in Großprojekten Standard. Auch in der Plugin-Entwicklung kann man sich die tägliche Entwicklungsarbeit mit den richtigen Teststrategien spürbar vereinfachen. Zunächst zeige ich grundlegende Konzepte und etablierte Tools für Unit-, Integration-, und Behaviour-Tests in PHP (PHPUnit und Behat). Anschließend demonstriere ich die praktische Anwendung am Beispiel eines WP-Plugins.
August 29, 2014 — Simon presents some of the techniques, applications and shortcuts that he uses to help him in his WordPress workflow, generally for when he is building themes. The talk is an overview, including things such as git, bitbucket, cli, sass, ACF, local dev. environment, staging and live, apps, shortcuts, browser testing, etc.
July 10, 2010 — Usability is vital to website success; if people can’t use it, they won’t. Steve Martin will show you that little usability changes can make a BIG difference and teach you how to run user testing sessions on your own. He’ll also be conducting a usability test live with the audience.
September 19, 2009 — Duane Storey of BraveNewCode talks to WordCamp Portland about opportunities for WordPress and mobile devices, including the history of the mobile internet, the opportunities presented by mobile web users, plugins and themes available to facilitate mobile use of WordPress, how to test your site for mobile use, and more.
Video production by Joe Christensen of Blaze Streaming Media.