The Importance of “The Bigger Picture”

I've been spending the week before WordCamp US in New York City, adjusting to the time zone difference, meeting some clients and WordPress folks, and browsing around. As usual, discussions with smart entrepreneurs and developers are insightful, challenging the mind and providing various ideas for experimentation and validating different models. Assumptions != Business strategy. Source: http://dilbert.com/strip/2010-10-05 Workflow and Operations While chatting today with a few great guys over a hookah, we did cover some integrational aspects of a platform connecting to different systems, providing a wider suite of services and automating processes. We reviewed certain issues with support companies and plugin authors dealing with free support, and in… Continue Reading

Persistence Is The Way Forward

During WordCamp San Francisco last year I had the chance to do pair programming with Rodrigo Primo on #15459. He's an incredible and passionate WordPress developer and he approached me before the Contributor Day to do some hacking on performance for hierarchical post types after I sent my patch with some ideas related to that change. The Unit Test Challenge When we reached to the unit tests, none of us knew how to build that specific bit. The function was printing some code without returning an array of data to assert. And we couldn't find a Core example of unit tests doing that validation. I suggested to… Continue Reading