Carl Alexander talks about PHP’s reflection API on a high level, looking at the reflection classes that you’re most likely to use. As a developer, I found this very informative. As Carl notes, there are a lot of unique uses for reflections.
Carl Alexander continues his deep dev dives into the WordPress admin with this new post about building admin pages for special situations. Carl has some outstanding code examples — if you want to see improvements that you can make to the admin page system, bookmark this one. 🔖
Carl Alexander has an update about Ymir, the serverless DevOps platform he is building for WordPress. In the process, he explains how to create a WP-CLI command. 👍
Carl Alexander has a new post on the subject of “acceptance testing,” which is testing whether your code meets the needs and expectations of the end users who will use your software. Carl talks a bit about popular PHP acceptance testing frameworks — Behat and Codeception — and how developers can use them. In the end, trust is the…
It’s WooCommerce Blocks 8.0, and Woo 6.7’s final release is close. • A new guide with a tool to help you integrate payment methods with the Checkout Block. • What’s your preferred software licensing solution? • The Future of Payments, with David Mainayar and Robert Windisch. • When Carl met Bōggie.
WooCommerce 6.5 RC available for testing. Blockified product pages. Custom tables and premature optimization. Where are all the WooCommerce alternatives?
This week was all about revisiting and continuing conversations that have special value and maybe for that reason tend to continue on with a life of their own. Tom Willmot dropped a fine Twitter thread about the challenge all enterprise WordPress agencies face. This came in response to Magne Ilsas‘ featured post here last week, The WordPress Enterprise Paradox. In a similar theme of industry peer cooperation, Eric Karkovack asks if WordPress product owners and developers can see a common interest in “voluntary standards.” Could this clean up the plugin market? James Farmer thinks the WordPress business community can do more for itself too — by sharing data. In Post Status Slack we’re learning the tricks and trials of ranking in the WordPress.org plugin repository. How about plugin telemetry? Learn from the voices of experience.