Tag: Code

  • Letting Perfect Get in the Way

    I’ve been contemplating a phrase for a few days now. It applies to writing code, as I do for a living, as well as a whole host of other things… from relationships, to home life, life goals and endeavors… the list goes on. Don’t let perfection stand in the way of progress. I know what […]

  • Sublime 2 Power Tools

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    This is a very advanced technical article. For years, as a developer, I used the fantastic Textmate software for writing code. I got used to it. It’s a power editor for Mac OS X and has bundle support (think of bundles as extensions or plugins) that enhance the functionality of the software) for just about […]

  • Fun With Programming Languages

    Tonight, a Facebook thread got a little out of control after I posted a status update that I was “mentally bankrupt.” It was a long day working on client work – a project that is just about done but past due. After some commentary by Facebook friends, we got to writing little scripts that would […]

  • For PHP Devs, a Twitter PHP Class

    At the end of this post, this site is going into a twitter free period of two weeks. I’m sensitive to the fact that we talk about Twitter quite a lot and not always doing a good job of reaching into all of real life like we’d like. So after this post, Twitter will not […]

  • Funny WordPress Plugin Sneaks In

    One of the annoyances we have at b5media is when people spell our company name wrong. We’ve even had our own people spell the name wrong. So annoying. :-) Somewhere along the line last year, this universal plugin snuck into our build. I don’t know where it came from or who wrote it. (whistles) It […]

  • Maintaining WordPress on SVN: Adding Plugins

    Thank you for joining me again for this series on maintaing WordPress from subversion. We talked previously about creating an SVN repository and then about importing WordPress into the SVN repository. Today, we get into customizations. It does us no good to have an SVN repository with WordPress if we don’t change it to be […]

  • Maintaining WordPress on SVN: Import WordPress into Your Repository

    Last time, I talked to you a bit about setting up a clean subversion repository for your WordPress build. Today, I want to take that a step farther and help you bring WordPress into working copy and commit it into your repo.

  • WordPress Export Base Class

    Real quick note to let you know that over the weekend, I released new code that is GPLv2, relating to WordPress export format (WXR). The code and details are here and I’d love to get some input and contributions of other export classes. I’ve included a (yet undocumented) Expression Engine exporter as well and will […]

  • Expression Engine WXR Export Class

    Earlier, I shared with you a new base class I’m releasing into the wild. While that was a conceptually nice piece of code, and potentially useful, it didn’t really translate in usefulness without some actual code. As mentioned, I just moved Shai to WordPress from Expression Engine and it required writing a custom export routine. […]