“Nothing recedes like success.” – Walter Winchell
I love this quote about Ani DeFranco from Small Giants : IRS Records wanted to sign Ani, and we went to see them in Los Angeles. They had this beautiful office. I thought, ‘Who’s paying for this?’ I couldn’t see anything they had that we really needed. IRS had a phone; we had a phone. IRS had… [more]
Even though a huge fan of WordPress and have chosen to develop for it exclusively, there are still some big areas where the underlying architecture is out of step with modern development practices. Mike Toppa just wrote a great response to that “Dire State of WordPress” article that’s been going around, where he defends WordPress against some of… [more]
Tony Perez recently wrote about the Web Application Attack and Audit Framework (W3AF) , which is a tool you can use to scan a website for various vulnerabilities, like XSS and SQL injection. You can watch a demo to get a feel for what it does. I think it’s a good thing to run during the testing phase, and periodically after you launch. Note: If you’re trying… [more]
Diaries of a Core Maintainer #6: A Tale of Two Developers makes some insightful points about different approaches towards contributing to open source projects, and how collaboration and social dynamics can play a big role in whether or not the contributions are accepted. It’s written by a Drupal dev, but I’ve seen the same things at work in the WordPress community.
Every once in awhile I run into a situation where a graphic designer refuses to share copies of the original layered art they created with others working on the project, or with the client. This has never really made any sense to me, because as a developer, I always give the client the raw source… [more]