January 11, 2019 Development

Techniques For Self-Taught Computer Programmers

I built my first site nearly 20 years ago and even then I was able to source quite a lot of information online. Even though most of my learning was a combination of reading IDE manuals (QBasic), downloading manuals and guides on a floppy disk from Internet cafes, and reprinting original books in multiple copies since these

December 18, 2018 Development

Career Advice Software Developers Must Consider

A friend of mine approached me as they were sitting two tables from me. He introduced me to the guy who has spent a few months reading about PHP, Java, system administration and relevant fields, being clueless as to what’s the best career path for him. The conversation revolved around several major points which I have

November 23, 2018 Development

Investing In Your Software Engineering Professional Development

I spent 3 years teaching Java at the high school I graduated at. I was used to technical training courses for organizations that had already adopted Java, as well as paid courses with students who were really passionate about Java. The high school gig was different. Students had a dozen other disciplines to prepare for! It

April 25, 2018 Development

How to Identify, Debug, and Improve Messed Up WordPress Code

Debugging and improving upon a messed up WordPress project is quite a challenge. A common misconception in the WordPress world is that a website would work “just fine” by setting up a few WordPress plugins combined with a premium theme. Sure – you can also set up a massive enterprise platform that consumes 8GB of

March 27, 2018 Community

Why Most Software Engineers Don’t Contribute to Open Source?

Because people contribute to open source for different reasons and with different agendas in mind. There are different philosophies and theories around open source products. Some claim that the reciprocity is expected if you use something for free. Others demand a regime similar to socialism and Marx’s slogan – “From each according to his ability,

June 29, 2017 Development

How Does WordPress Maintain Backward Compatibility Over Time?

Backward compatibility is one of the pillars of the platform that comes with the highest priority. Over the past ten years, the technological progress in WordPress has been moving somewhat slowly, but that ensures that no WordPress website would be left behind. For quite some time now, WordPress is officially supporting all PHP versions starting

June 7, 2017 Business

Quora AmA Recap – Enterprise WordPress Development Business

I’ve been spending plenty of time on Quora over the past months. In fact, it probably is my primarily place online – excluding work-related activities with my team, clients, and partners. It’s a brilliant platform for various reasons: I educate myself on areas where I lack enough expertise. I validate my theories through the answers of

April 28, 2017 Development

New: Group Mentorship for WordPress Developers and Agencies

Over the past few years I’ve been receiving a steady flow of incoming inquiries for mentorship, coaching, consulting and general assistance coming from WordPress freelancers, consultants, developers, agency owners and tech leads in WordPress agencies. Currently, I work with a small group of people who reach out once or twice a month and ask for

March 13, 2017 Business

15 Obstacles That Enterprises Report in WordPress and Development Partners

SME (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) have been one of the strategic audiences that DevriX regularly partners up with. There are certain peculiar misconceptions (or legitimate concerns) that enterprise representatives always outline during meetings and calls with regards to their hesitation when considering WordPress. Over the last years, we have built WordPress-driven software for automotive manufacturers,

November 15, 2015 Development

Don’t Call Yourself a Developer If You Don’t Code

For some unknown reason, the number of “WordPress Developers” out there is probably nearing the number of Java developers, despite of the fact that all Java developers do program extensively whilst the WordPress developers far too often have no idea what’s going on behind the admin panel. I do conduct interviews on a weekly basis for various