Gabriel Koen describes ten reasons why he believes WordPress is a better starting point for projects than many advanced PHP developers would think. Some of the points are even known pain-points in WordPress, but as he notes, “even a half-assed solution pre-built beats building your own half-assed solution that you’ll never get around to finishing.”
Jetpack and WordPress.com can publish to Telegram. The ultimate gitignore for WordPress projects.
The WordPress REST API is at a bit of a crossroads. There is a proposal on the table by the core team of four contributors — Ryan McCue, Rachel Baker, Daniel Bachhuber, and Joe Hoyle — to ship endpoints to WordPress core iteratively. There is a pushback on this proposal by WordPress Project Lead and co-founder Matt Mullenweg.
CrowdFavorite has officially released a Ruby gem that they’ve been using for some time that allows for deploying WordPress sites with Capistrano. They talk about how it’s different from Mark Jaquith’s WP-Stack, which you may have heard of, in the announcement post. Also included in the release was a Ruby gem called Steps, that produces…
Pippin has written a nice post about why we should be writing code every single day. I love this, in theory 🙂
Ryan McCue has written an insightful post about caching data in WordPress with the Transients API. Most interesting to me is how he describes expiration in transients as a “maximum age” versus a “guaranteed expiration”. He also makes a worthwhile point about how even when you store transients, it doesn’t mean they won’t be expired…