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WordPress Core Contributor

I’m officially unofficially a WordPress core contributor! Earlier this month I decided that I wanted to contribute to WordPress. The first step I took was joining the WordPress slack channel and I mostly silently (with the odd sentence here and there) observed various...

June 2020 Interesting tidbits about PHP & WordPress

PHP 7.4.7 was released on June 11, 2020. It looks like this was a pure bug fix release. You can find a list of bug fixes here: PHP 7.4.7 change log PHP 8 Release Date PHP 8 will be released in November 26 2020 now instead of December 3, 2020. This schedule is still...

Single Responsibility Principle

There are many ways of architecting software. There are many ways of organising code. When an architect (in this case Software engineer or programmer) decides to create a plugin, he/she must decide how they’re going to organise the logic of the code. In the Single...

Beautiful Code

I have been working on researching this very topic the last while. This is such a broad topic with many opinions from so many people. When joining different agencies, I have been given rules to follow every time. There have been times when I argued we should do...

Traits, tests and things I learned

Traits In the Merriam Webster, a trait is defined as: an inherited characteristic a distinguishing quality In programming languages that support it, for example PHP, Java, Rust, etc., a trait provides a set of methods that implements behaviour to a class, and require...