Software development has been a massive part of my life since my very early teenage years. I’ve got vivid memories of writing my first pieces code and the sense on accomplishment that came with that. I recall spending hours upon hours in my bedroom as a teenager, hunched behind the computer, learning to write code. […]
This video resonated with my profoundly. So much so that I try to watch it back at least once a week. As I’ve got older and life’s responsibilities have become greater, lifestyle creep has crept and things have become far more expensive, it’s become a lot harder to live a life that I used to […]
Almost 3 years ago I wrote an article that made me stop writing completely. I’ve never really told this story to anyone before. Up until I published that article, I’d been writing weekly about WordPress development and industry related issues. Since then I’ve posted 3 snippet type blog posts, but I stopped writing anything meaningful […]
It’s hard for me to characterize the past year, in fact the past 3 years since it’s been that long since I did one of these updates. The start of 2016 started exceptionally well for me and up until speaking at WCEU 2016, things were really, really good. Without getting into too much detail, that’s […]
Need to display an Instagram feed on your WordPress blog/site? Eaaassssyyy! In this short little snippet, I’m going to show you how. I’ve done two different implementations of Instagram feeds on WordPress sites recently. The first one, was the display of a single users feed in the footer of a website. The second solution aggregated […]
Most developers have felt stressed and overwhelmed while working on a project. The easiest way to overcome that stress is to start accepting that things hardly ever go to plan.
Supporting open source WordPress plugins is really hard work! It takes a lot of effort and time for little to no financial reward. I’ve supported a number of different open source plugins in my career so far and here are the tips I’ve learned along the way.
2015 was definitely a year of ups and downs for me. It worked out well in the end and this article recaps the year and areas where I particularly struggled and also where I was more successful.
I’ve spent most of my time developing as a remote worker, except for a 3 year stint in an office. I much prefer working remotely, but it has challenges. Here are my tips for being a good remote developer.