Every developer has the habit to reinvent the wheel. We search for excuses to do everything ourselves, such as "Ah no, that thing doesn't fully cover what I need" and "I don't trust code I didn't write myself". That's too bad because others might have fixed the same issues you ran into. In this post, …Read: "Is there a plugin for that?"
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The content analysis is a staple of our SEO plugin. We do our best to provide you with the best insights on how you could make your texts more readable and search-engine-friendly. In order to be able to give you this valuable feedback, we need to do a lot of computations. A logical solution would …Read: "Web workers: Why and how we use them"
Unit-testing your WordPress plugin can be challenging. Luckily there are tools out there making it a lot easier. In this post, we will be covering the following tools: PHPUnit, Mockery and BrainMonkey. Together these tools can be a powerful tool to ensure the technical quality of your plugin. Before we started using these tools at …Read: "Unit-testing with mocks in WordPress"
This week, we released our first digital story; Diversity, inequality, and prejudice; a sociological exploration. This is the first in what will, hopefully, become a small series of stories that really define our mission, company culture, and broader vision. With these stories, we want to explore the possibilities the WordPress block editor has to offer …Read: "Digital storytelling in the age of blocks"
As a tester in a continuous development cycle, you know that you test your application not only before a release, but also on a daily basis. You'll want to automate most of your basic (though very important) short repetitive test cases, which consume lots of your time when testing manually. That way, you can focus …Read: "How to automate repetitive daily tests"
Every profession has its own terminology, or lingo if you will. So does design. For me, as a self-taught designer, I noticed that a lot of the terminology used in design is often more confusing than it actually helps me in my work. Terms like style guide, design language, design system, design kit, and pattern …Read: "Design terminology: adopting the concepts that fit your needs"
When you're creating your own WordPress theme or adapting an existing theme, pay attention to your code structure and semantics. This will benefit your website greatly: it improves your SEO because search engines know better what to expect on your site. It will also improve your site's accessibility: meaning that people who use assistive technologies, …Read: "Why your websites’ code structure matters"