Simple Examples For Complex Concepts?

How do you sell benefits when your potential customers haven’t faced the problems yet? Sometimes, concepts that are useful and necessary in a given context are rendered meaningless when applied to a different context, making it difficult to explain these concepts in a handful of slides.

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Adding A Central Autoloader To WordPress

Including an autoloader within WordPress is not an all-or-nothing endeavour. With a few simple changes, we can have a fully functional autoloader being loaded with WordPress, and we can start refactoring the existing Core code to gradually load more and more classes (and even functions) through the autoloader.

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Adding Git Hooks Through Composer Dev-Dependencies

I have been working on refining my development workflow for some time now, in order to optimize the quality of my code. And as I am a big fan of automation, I tend to look for tools that just do their work in the background and only need my input when my mental processing power is truly…

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Attracting Developers To WordPress

Ryan McCue, Senior Engineer at Human Made and WordPress Core Developer, has posted a series of tweets regarding the fact that WordPress is far from an ideal platform for developers, which has spawned a lot of discussion. Yes, the fact that WP has perception problems is partially related, but even those in the community dislike working with…

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Type Declarations using Interfaces in PHP

I’ve recently completed a preliminary code audit on an existing WordPress plugin, and one of the goals I’ve set for that audit was to decouple the code from the JavaScript library it was using, so that it could easily be extended to support future versions of that library. A question came back about the constructor syntax…

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