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Welcome to the dev blog, where you can find articles on subject matters such as WordPress code, a11y, Gutenberg and all other things related to programming.

PhpStorm IDE at Yoast

16 March 2016 | 2 Comments | Andrey “Rarst” Savchenko

PhpStorm has been growing in popularity in WordPress circles. On one hand it's a solid code editor choice in general. On another it's great for projects in the WordPress ecosystem, which typically contain a balance of legacy code and modern PHP practices. I remember troubleshooting some issue in Yoast SEO years ago. I grumped that it wouldn’t …

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The social WordCamp US

23 December 2015 | Taco Verdonschot

Compared to many other IT-related conferences, WordCamps have always been slightly less technical. Not as focused on writing code as many others are. Over the years I've learned this may have something to do with the way our community is built. The WordPress community is not as homogeneous as others. It consists of developers, designers, …

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GitHub labels for better workflows

2 December 2015 | Andrey “Rarst” Savchenko

One of the tasks I took on this year is crunching through the GitHub issue tracker of Yoast SEO. Much of it was to organize and improve how GitHub labels shape the issue tracker workflows. In a large and long running open source project issues have a life of their own. It's a challenge to keep a clear picture …

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