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?
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.
Remember your target audience for your plugin before you cater to every feature request. Better to have a product that easy to use and works for 95% of the people, than a product that’s harder to choose that works for 99% of the people.
Don’t put too many new features into a release, otherwise you’ll never release.
Today’s topic is about planning plugins, how to decide what features make the cut, and a behind the scenes look at WooCommerce. Patrick and Meeko joins the show to discuss WooCommerce’s release cycle, how new features get picked for a release, and provides some awesome insight and advice for plugin developers on how to make sure your plugin gets to market.
With such an active (300 contributors and 10,000+ commits) and large (on over 380,000 sites) product with , Woocommerce is a surprisingly tiny team with 5 people. Patrick shares how Woocommerce stays on the roadmap for releases and manages what features get in and what find themselves on the cutting room floor.
Patrick Doesn’t Sleep
Patrick is the new WooCommerce Product Manager, he plans all of the features down the road at WooCommerce by performing research about the new features.
Patrick is writing a book on WooCommerce and how to use it, set to be released in 2015.
He also has developed a number of add-ons for Ninja Forms.
You thought wearing the pink sombrero for cowboy coding is bad.
Find out when the Ben May World Tour is coming to a city near you!
Today’s topic is about deploying your WordPress website. This is a topic that’s touched up greatly in meetups and WordCamps. There are many reasons for all this talk. That’s because when something goes wrong on your production site, what happens next and how fast does it happen is critical. Bronson and I chat with Ben on his deployment processes and how he solves this issue to ensure that his clients have a robust, secure, and most importantly fully working live website.
Tom gave some great insights his daily workflow with WordPress Plugin Development and the open source process with the Plugin Boilerplate and the commercial theme development on Mayer and some others in the works.
Most are above, but check out devpractic.es as it’s a great tumblr blog about the daily goings-on of a developer in animated gif form.
WordPress Plugin Boilerplate
Originated as a starting point for a consistent basis to do plugin development
Roadmap for the next version includes some usage guides and some other great nuggets for us developers
Working with other Developers, Designers, and Clients
“Open Source doesn’t mean that there can’t be a vision for the project”
Learn from other developers that spark a conversation of education.
What a great first show! Finally got the timezones all squared away between NYC and Brisbane. Today Bronson and I just had a quick chat about Version Control. We ran into some stumbling blocks which we’ve discussed how we got around them and address them moving forward in our day-to-day. We discuss some great tips and how we use Git within our WordPress development workflow.
Hopefully you’ll enjoy this 50 min chat and can help us out with some ways that you are using version control within your daily process. Be kind, this is the first one and we promise that we’ll get better as we move along. Practice makes perfect, right? We’d appreciate any feedback you have even if it’s not about the topic, but about how we sound, what you would like to see, anything at all.
Two questions that I think we posed out to the community were: 1. How can us command line junkies make sure we pull the latest before we try and push our changes? 2. How you bottle up an inherited project? Core? Just a theme?
git add -p – Patch mode to pick and choose which bits you want as a part of your commit git commit -m --amend – Edit you last commit message git diff-tree --no-commit-id --name-only -r [SHA] – See what files were affected in a specific commit