JavaScript and Web Development

WordCamp Tampa – WordPress Performance Workshop by Mark Jaquith

5 October 2014 - Conference - James Brown - No Comments

Why does performance matter? People hate lag.  Amazon projects that 1 sec translates to 1.6 billion a year WordPress has a bad rap.  Lots of plugins.  Complex front-ends. WordPress is dynamic. WordPress has no persistent caching in the core and is hands-off in regards to caching. Chrome HTML render time is everything (server, network, browser, […]

WordCamp Tampa – Automating Your Repetitive WordPress Development Tasks by David Parsons

4 October 2014 - Conference - James Brown - No Comments

David Parsons https://twitter.com/dpjustice We all have 86,400 seconds in a day “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over again?” “Let’s do ourselves a favor and build it right the first time” Backups – Use version control with deployment using Beanstalk/Tower and Automated DB Backup Theme […]

WordCamp Tampa – 30 Things You Must Do Before Launch by Drew Barton

4 October 2014 - Conference - James Brown - 2 Comments

Drew Barton https://twitter.com/drewbarton http://southernweb.com/ Have a checklist Limit your admin users – Give them Editor access instead Give editor access to menus – Install Editor Theme Options No default permalinks Remove “Hello World!” content from the blog Unblock search engines Install YOAST for SEO Unique Title tags for each page Install video user manuals for […]

WordCamp Tampa – WordPress and the Enterprise: API Driven Business System Integration by Chris Jenkins

4 October 2014 - Conference - James Brown - 1 Comment

Most companies have a large divide between the main site and internal systems Most WordPress to internal systems is done through sending email Documentation for API interaction with WordPress is lacking Example API Lead collection : Collect complex pre-sales data and post it to the CRM. Create associated contacts, create an actionable ticket, assign it […]

WordCamp Tampa 2014 Conference Notes

4 October 2014 - Conference - James Brown - No Comments

Below are links to my notes from the 2014 WordCamp Tampa on October 4th & 5th, 2014: Day 1 – Saturday: Putting things where they belong: child themes and functionality plugins Research & Discovery Phase : Project Planning WordPress and the Enterprise: API Driven Business System Integration 30 Things You Must Do Before Launch Automating […]

WordCamp Tampa – Research and Discovery Phase by James Tryon

4 October 2014 - Conference - James Brown - 1 Comment

James Tryon thewpvalet.com Each project is different Explore the problems Challenges Goals Define full scope and vision of the project together Works in an agile manner Internal Review meeting Review client questionnaire client sites creative brief Get paid for research and discovery phase Planning Research goal planning Target audience User stories Competitor analysis Content strategy […]

WordCamp Tampa – Child themes and functionality plugins by Dave Clements

4 October 2014 - Conference - James Brown - 1 Comment

Dave Clements For parent theme CSS, it isn’t included but you should enqueue the style in function.php Template hierarchy Goes from most specific to least specific Hierarchy is important To make changes to layouts, copy the file from the parent theme into your child theme Make more specific layouts by using the next less-specific layout […]

Gluing the Web Together with AWS SQS & JavaScript/Node.js

2 September 2014 - Conference, JavaScript - James Brown - No Comments

I’m going to be speaking! Come join us as we look at how to use Amazon (AWS) SQS and JavaScript/Node.js to glue the web together!

Book Mentions of JavaScript vs ColdFusion vs GoLang

27 August 2014 - Quick Tip - James Brown - No Comments

I’m not sure this means anything but it’s interesting: You can run your own ngrams here: https://books.google.com/ngrams

Stop Always Using Hosts Files for Web Projects

30 July 2014 - Quick Tip - James Brown - No Comments

Let’s face it, there aren’t many times that we aren’t connected to the Internet while developing web projects. Shoot, I’ve even deployed entire sites from an airplane. Then why is one of the first steps to always setup a URL in your hosts file pointing to 127.0.0.1? While you can certainly do this, I would […]