Peter Norvig is the Director of Research at Google. Years ago, he wrote this essay on how to teach yourself programming in ten years. Somehow, I’ve just now read his excellent advice for the first time. I’m only a few years into my career as a developer, but I can still see the wisdom of his post. I certainly think we can be valuable team members much, much sooner than ten years; but I’m seeing more and more that it will take me a decade, at least, before I might really think of myself as a good programmer.
Elementor has raised a $15 million Series A to help them take the extremely popular page building tool to the next level.
GoDaddy has acquired the WordPress website management service, ManageWP. ManageWP will remain a standalone app, and GoDaddy will integrate several features into their GoDaddy Pro and WordPress hosting plans.
Everyone’s Going Local 🏠 Josh Koenig announced the first release of Pantheon Localdev, a local dev app for the Mac (Windows and Linux “coming soon”) that is built on top of Docker and Lando with a GUI for working on sites and deploying to Pantheon. This announcement follows the launch of a similar tool from WPEngine…
I enjoyed this post from Justin Sainton on the self-asked question of, “What advice would you give your younger self?” He says: margins. Creating margins – and avoiding having no margins, or negative margins – is the key to improving your business and personal life. Build margins by saying “no”, getting outside accountability, and creating a budget….
WPML is probably the largest multi-lingual plugin for WordPress. In their latest release, they overhaul their user interface and implemented better support for eCommerce, specifically WooCommerce. WPML has been around quite some time now, so I’m happy to see it continue to evolve.
Quartz is a business oriented news website owned by Atlantic Media, and it is also using WordPress on the backend, with a custom REST API to power much of their distribution (to apps, the website, newsletter, etc). Here’s an analysis of just what such a beast of a website might be worth, as it’s apparently…