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Where I’m NOW at with WordPress: Gutenberg as a developer

As a developer, I think I’m coming around to the idea of the new WordPress Gutenberg editor. Here’s my updated thoughts and reflections.

Testing out TDD – initial thoughts

TDD is a BIG change of mindset for development. Here’s my initial thoughts after paddling around in the shallow end for a little bit.

Where I’m at with WordPress: Gutenberg – as a business owner and developer

Gutenberg will be great for new projects going forward, but I’ve yet to be convinced that enabling it for all sites when they update to WordPress 5.0 is a good idea. So my plan is not to.

Laravel: Simple cookie auth for your simple APIs

Laravel uses token auth by default, here’s how to switch it out for simple cookie-based auth for quick and easy API tinkering for logged-in users.

Christmas and Advent: busy-ness and reflection

It does seem that the expectations that the church puts on people don’t match with how a lot of people live out the month of December.

Where I’m at with WordPress: Gutenberg – as a user

I just wanted to write – and, I’m sad and sorry to say – Gutenberg got in the way and I just wanted to turn it off.

2017 in review – Ask Me Anything!

I asked people on Facebook to use comments to ask me questions about my year – I’m writing up and continuing here!

Pre-Christmas Struggles are OK

Social Media can make the build up to Christmas look so lovely. But if you’re struggling, know that you’re not alone.

(Developer) Tools talk

Last night I gave a talk at the Cheltenham WordPress Meetup on the amazing toolkit called "(Developer) Tools" in your web browser. Cheltenham WordPress Meetup Cheltenham, GB 99 Members We are a community of WordPress users, designers and developers in the… Continue Reading →

Who’s under R2D2?

How do you get from “Who’s under R2D2?” to voice dubbing in iMovie? And why does nothing ever get done in our house?!

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