Is the Codeable Expert Developer certificate worth the weight of the digital paper it’s printed on? In 2016 I certified as a Codeable Expert Developer. I’d already spent a number of years working with freelance platforms such as Upwork and Freelancer but Codeable has stepped out from this crowd to become my preferred platform of… Continue reading This is why you want to become a Codeable Expert Developer
The slides from my freelancing talk at WordCamp Johannesburg
I learned a valuable lesson yesterday, if your workshop prep requires a lot of involved setup, you might want to reconsider your workshop. Anyway, for those who want to try and replicate the workshop process at home, here are my slides and the workshop notes I used. You should also be able to followed the… Continue reading WordCamp Johannesburg 2018 – Workshop Resources
On Thursday the 25th of October 2018 I will be presenting a workshop titled “Turning your WordPress plugin into a SaaS”, where I will be sharing some insight into connecting a WordPress plugin to a Laravel App through HTTP requests. As with most workshops, there is some preparation work required to attend. However because we… Continue reading WordCamp Johannesburg 2018 – Workshop prep
Build it. Theme it. Watch it fail. Or not. If you know how to optimize. Few things are as frustrating as a website slower than molasses going uphill. Even fewer people stick around to see whether the website was worth waiting for in the first place. There are plenty of other websites in the great… Continue reading The importance of WordPress website optimisation with Justin Frydman
(aka the longest blog title I’ve probably ever written). Recently I reinstalled upgraded my laptop to Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver. I’ve been wanting to upgrade since it was released in October to try out the updated Gnome interface since Ubuntu officially dropped the Unity interface for the latest release. Usually I stick with the… Continue reading Setting up the PHP Code Sniffer with WordPress Coding Standards Integration for PHPStorm on Ubuntu 18.04
Codeable reviews, are they real and how happy are Codeable clients really? If you have been following this blog you’ll know that I was accepted as a Codeable expert back in September of 2016. Since then I’ve completed 70 tasks through Codeable with an average rating of 5/5. You can even read some of the… Continue reading Codeable reviews – the good, the bad and the ugly.
If you have been following my blog you will know that I was accepted as a Codeable Expert in late 2015. I’ve since spent a fair amount of time espousing the advantages of working with Codeable. Now, one of my Codeable colleagues, Robin Scott from Silicon Dales has written what is probably the most extensive… Continue reading Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about dealing with Codeable.
A modern, easy to configure, WordPress ready Vagrant box, perfect for local development. As a developer, one of the most important pieces of technology I use daily is my chosen virtual server stack. Depending on your operating system of choice, there are a few solid options out there, but since discovering Vagrant I've always preferred… Continue reading Introducing Boss Box – a WordPress ready development environment
About a year ago (literally, I got the domain renewal notification two days ago) I came up with a podcast idea. I had just finished reading “Milestones – The Story of WordPress” and I thought how awesome it would be to interview every single one of the core release leads, from Matt all the way… Continue reading WP Hacker Cast – the official launch post.