WP-API Course came about because there was nothing at the time, and Tim need to feed his family.
All 3 talk what it’s like as ManageWP moderators
Tim, the organizer of WordPress Leeds, the oldest WordPress user group in the UK, joins Tom and Jason to chat all things WordPress, the API, and WordPress hosting. Tim is the WordPress Platform Lead and Developer Advocate at 34SP.com as well as author of the WP-API Online Course.
Tim boosts that WordPress Leeds is the oldest WordPress group in the UK. Beating out London by one week.
Tim has been working with the JSON API for close to 6 years.
Testing and “enterprise-y” sort of development has intrigued Tim for quite some time. As a result feels that these sorts of topics should be spoken about and learned by all developers.
Codeception allows for human readable tests that can be written by anyone.
We chatted about how jobs and life gets in the way of the greater good.
WP-CFM manage and deploy WordPress configurations.
Responsibility of a host vs customer in regards to their websites.
Start the 3:40 mark where Tom and I discuss 2016 goals as there was some technical difficulties
Tom and Jason enjoy the social interaction maybe even more so than the sessions at conferences
Jason is looking at Snapchat as a source of engagement for other freelancers
Tom is looking for a potential opportunity in building a Raspberry Pi device to help people
Tom and Jason talk about how they don’t really set yearly resolutions, but set out the year with some general goals in mind.
Scott has some technical difficulties and pulls his chair away from the table at around 16:15 mark.
Engaging and meeting people at conferences that you work with virtually.
Tom bought a selfie stick for himself. And a laptop battery that seems really cool.
Jason has started using Snapchat for telling the story of his business, showing behind the scenes of his work day, and giving valuable tips and tricks for freelancers to shape their business. Follow him on Snapchat: jasonresnick
Tom has been thinking about getting into the hardware space with Raspberry Pi to help folks with disabilities know what phone calls need to be made and have been made. Anyone know if there’s a product like this out there? Please let us know.
Mod an Aeropress to help the action of pushing it down.
Take a look at Bourbon and Neat instead of Foundation or Bootstrap for more control over complex grids
Bronson shared about how to use Node for manipulating Posts and Meta
Everyone working with WordPress can offer up and help WordPress and the community
On this episode we hangout and chat about what we’ve been up to lately on the heels of WordCamp NYC where Tom and I spoke and Tom helped with organizing it and running Contributor Day and Bronson has travelled the world working on client sites.
Jason talks about why he shut WP Field Guides down and opening it up for the community.
Jason runs his own mini-marathon prior to speaking at WCNYC.
Bronson talked about an interesting Joomla migration into Site Origin Page Builder widgets.
Tom shares his experience organizing WCNYC and speaking there.
Tom has been working with Underscore and Mustache.
We chat about Continuous Integration and the various tools like Travis, Deploybot, and Jenkins and how we all are using them in various capacities.
Gulp vs Grunt
Should BDD and/or Integration Tests be more of a practice within WordPress with things like Codeception?
On this episode we hangout with Scott Kingsley Clark who works for 10up. Scott’s been maintaining and championing the WordPress plugin Pods and also leading the WordPress Fields API feature plugin for possible inclusion in WordPress core.
Scott tells us about his history and how he got into WordPress.
Scott tells us about the WordPress plugin Pods and how the Drupal CCK that started the plugin.
Plans for Pods Version 3 and integrating it with CMB2.
We talk about the WordPress Fields API project and how a mentor helps with Feature Plugins for WordPress core.
Scott talks about the goals that need to be meet to make Core Fields a success.
We talk about repeatable fields and various ways to store this meta in a performant way.
Scott wants your feedback on the WordPress Fields API project.
Throw right into the fire and work it out as a group (for transitioning platforms)
Don’t have preconceived notions to which platform is best and let the client requirements decide which one will work out
We hung out with Ethan Hinson, Senior Architect from Blue Tent. Blue Tent started out as a Drupal shop however found some inefficiencies with the theming layer for some client projects. Ethan took it upon himself to explore WordPress for the company and laid out a product to sell to potential clients built on WordPress.
Seeing as he is the principal architect for Blue Tent and managing developers and projects in both platforms, we thought we’d bring him on the show to chat.
With PSR-0 namespacing, modern PHP coding standards, and that Drupal is committed to RESTful web services coming, it’s an exciting time in the Drupal comunity
Blue Tent is using Drupal building mobile applications by using Ionic
Drupal will be used for the foreseeable future due to a 12 year investment to a proprietary piece of software
Early adopters of the API using 1.x branch moving to 2.x branch doesn’t seem daunting
Get your developer into the conversations about the project as early as possible.
“We are all working together for a successful and beautiful project”
Collaboration is key
Today we are excited to hangout with the very entertaining and passionate Mike Kelly. Mike works as a consultant for his clients, bridging the gap between developers and designers. He’s also the man behind The Grumpy Developer Podcast in which he brings on designers, developers, and project managers who share their journey, experiences and knowledge.
Mike is a very passionate guy as you can see in today’s show. We are lucky to have him on as this is his very first show where he’s the one in the hot seat.
Working with Developers
Bridging the gap between design and development can be avoided by communication early on in the project.
Being able to speak to designers and business folks as a developer is critical to understanding the thoughts and goals behind the designs.
Developers are not all grumpy people eating cheetos!
We all want to work on beautiful projects; we are all on the same team.
The Grumpy Developer Podcast
Mike’s target is to broadcast every weekday. Already shifted gears with the format, but the goal is to remain a 5-day a week show.
Ask for help! The show takes a tremendous amount of work and there’s no reason to not bring on others to manage parts of the show.
The goal is to share experiences of the web as it grows with a wide audience. As the web grows, everything seems to come together and cross paths.
Web Professionals Guild
A collaborative effort of professionals to communicate and share their expertise with each other.