Practical WordPress Development

Practical WordPress Development

tommcfarlin.com
In which I answer listener questions and talk about the various aspects of applying software engineering in WordPress.


Finale
Aug 30, 2019 • 24 min
In the Season 1 finale, I update you on what’s going on with my family, what I’m up to, and answer a plethora of questions including: What are your favorite plugins that you use on all of or your most essential sites? Where do you begin at getting started…
On Gutenberg
Jul 29, 2019 • 16 min
First, a few things as to what’s up both personally and professionally as well as a few thoughts on the nature of JavaScript in WordPress. Then, I answer the question: What are your thoughts on WordPress 5.0 and the Gutenberg Editor? In the answer, I…
PHP, UI, UX, A11Y, APIs (Oh My!)
Jun 20, 2019 • 23 min
I talk about what’s going on at home as we get ready to welcome our third kiddo into the world, I briefly touch on music and fitness in the blistering Georgia heat, and then shift gears to answer the following questions: With the upgrade of PHP to 7.0…
Events and Competence
May 17, 2019 • 13 min
In this episode, I recap my experience and thoughts of WordCamp Atlanta and talk about WordSesh 2019. I also answer the following questions: What are some recommended PHP design patterns that are useful for WordPress theme and plugin development? How…
Code Reviews (That’s Alright)
Apr 9, 2019 • 14 min
In this episode, I talk a little bit about what’s been going on regarding my current work in the WordPress economy, a heads up on WordSesh, and I answer the following question: I noticed that you and some other WordPress developers tweet about code review…
It’s a Trilogy (with Models and Music)
Mar 4, 2019 • 21 min
We’re up to three episodes - a trilogy, if you will of the show. In this episode, I adjust the format again to focus more on questions and less on personal rants. I answer the following: What do you recommend in terms of design patterns when writing…
Episode 2 - It’s a Foundation
Feb 11, 2019 • 19 min
In this episode, I talk a bit about time management (and why there are things about it others don’t talk about as much). I chat about what I’m currently reading, listening to, and I answer the following the question: What factors do you take into…
Episode 1 - Turn up the Signal
Jan 22, 2019 • 12 min
In this episode, I talk about what the show is going to be about and I answer the following question: How can WordPress developers focus on deep work, and avoid the noise which occasionally surrounds the community?