It's a given that you need to know SVN to work with WordPress, but more and more developers are starting to use Git. If you're just starting out then here is an awesome interactive tutorial on Git branching.
Justin Tadlock has another nice tutorial out where he guides you in the relatively simple function that adds a metabox to a post screen to be able to assign a post parent from another post type. This is highly useful in a number of scenarios, and one where a lot of us are probably improperly…
I loved these charts from Yoav Farhi on the “half-life” of WordPress code. The charts were generated from scrips authored by Erik Bernhardsson that he used to analyze Git projects. They show WordPress’s growth (by lines of code) over the years.
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I love posts like this. I’ve never given Lazy loading of images much thought. Devin Price has explained what lazy loading actually does, how it’s best handled in WordPress, and gives his recommendation on how to best use this sort of functionality. This is exactly how a short form tutorial should be.
David Bisset did a vey nice review of Professional WordPress Design and Development, a book about WordPress written by Brad Williams, David Damstra, and Hal Stern. I have my copy sitting next to me, and have made it through a few chapters over the last week or so. I concur with what David has said…
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