WordPress

Perceived Speed and Optimization

I was lucky enough to speak at WordCamp Orlando last December. My presentation, titled Perceived Speed and Optimization, discussed some examples of improving user experience through optimistic interfaces. Looking back, I probably should’ve waited a few more months so that I could have come up with more examples and I could’ve talked more in-depth about …

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Anatomy Of A WordPress Hack – Brennen Byrne

This WordCamp presentation by Brennen Byrne is a great introduction to common hacks such as XSS, SQL injection, and Clickjacking. The biggest takewaway for me was that security exploits are usually found in the small details. For example, the XSS vulnerability that Brennen discussed was caused because a single tag out of 5 or 6 …

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Modernizing The WordPress Toolbox – Aaron Jorbin

Aaron Jorbin, WordPress committer and developer at Condè Nast, recently spoke at PHP UK Conference 2015 about Modernizing the WordPress toolbox. While I am a WordPress core contributor, I was not aware of all of the steps that went into updating the WordPress contribution and build process over the past few years. It was interesting …

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Our Director of Engineering on the New WIRED.com

I loved reading about WIRED’s recent work on their site. Specifically, it was great reading about how WIRED merged 17 active WordPress installs into one and created a custom plugin for curating content: The redesign gives us the third incarnation of our Curator application, which started years ago as a separate Groovy on Grails application …

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