10 episodes

A hangout of developers in a loose, round table-like discussion about tools, best practices, tips, and most importantly, WordPress.

WP Dev Tabl‪e‬ Jason Resnick, Bronson Quick

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A hangout of developers in a loose, round table-like discussion about tools, best practices, tips, and most importantly, WordPress.

    Episode 19: JavaScript for WordPress Master Course with Zac Gordon

    Episode 19: JavaScript for WordPress Master Course with Zac Gordon

    Show Takeaways

    You should sign up for Zac's JavaScript for WP course!

    Zac's course will help you deeply learn JavaScript In WordPress. His course will cover JavaScript methods and principles that apply to all types of JavaScript rather than specific JS frameworks.

    The course will teach you how to develop a JavaScript application using WordPress, the REST API and JavaScript.

    Mentors are fabulous to help you make decisions when you're writing an online course.
    Show Notes

    Zac tells us how he first started using WordPress.
    We learn how long it used to take Zac to create, record and edit WordPress tutorials for Team Treehouse.
    2016 is "The Year of The WordPress" course.
    We touch on a few LMS plugins.
    We chat about different JavaScript frameworks that Zac has used and the differences between them.
    We ask Zac when he first started using the REST API.
    Zac shares how choosing the best user authentication for the REST API is a difficult task.
    We chat about WordPress themes powered by the REST API and PHP fallbacks.
    Zac shares how important his WordPress mentors have been for helping make decisions with his course.
    What can a WordPress PHP dev expect to take away from Zac's course?
    Tom pops in for some rapid-fire questions.

    Get In Touch With Zac
    You can find Zac on Twitter and you can sign up for Zac's JavaScript for WordPress course.

    • 53 min
    Episode 18: Advanced WordPress Development with Tim Nash

    Episode 18: Advanced WordPress Development with Tim Nash

    Show Takeaways

    Integration testing can be fun!

    WP-API Course came about because there was nothing at the time, and Tim need to feed his family.

    All 3 talk what it's like as ManageWP moderators

    Tim, the organizer of WordPress Leeds, the oldest WordPress user group in the UK, joins Tom and Jason to chat all things WordPress, the API, and WordPress hosting.  Tim is the WordPress Platform Lead and Developer Advocate at 34SP.com as well as author of the WP-API Online Course.
    Show Notes

    Tim boosts that WordPress Leeds is the oldest WordPress group in the UK.  Beating out London by one week.
    Tim has been working with the JSON API for close to 6 years.
    Testing and "enterprise-y" sort of development has intrigued Tim for quite some time. As a result feels that these sorts of topics should be spoken about and learned by all developers.
    Codeception allows for human readable tests that can be written by anyone.
    We chatted about how jobs and life gets in the way of the greater good.
    WP-CFM manage and deploy WordPress configurations.
    Responsibility of a host vs customer in regards to their websites.

    Get In Touch With Tim
    You can find Tim on Twitter and on his website.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 17: WordPress API, Course and Book with Josh Pollock

    Episode 17: WordPress API, Course and Book with Josh Pollock

    Show Takeaways

    Caldera Forms makes designing responsive forms in WordPress easy especially when it comes to forms with split columns.

    You should buy all the courses on the WordPress REST API!!!

    Everyone has their own preferred JavaScript framework. Josh ❤️'s Angular JS!

    Use Ingot for your WordPress A/B & multivariate testing.

    In today's episode we geek out with Josh Pollock about all kinds of WordPress goodness. You've probably seen Josh on loads of WordPress sites as he's a developer of Caldera Forms, Ingot, he's written a book on the WordPress REST API and he's also releasing a WordPress REST API course!
    Show Notes

    Josh tells us how he stumbled across WordPress.
    Josh tells us about how he started contributing to Caldera Forms.
    We learn how Caldera Forms is different from the other WordPress form builder plugins.
    Josh tells us about Ingot. A new WordPress A/B testing plugin that uses the WordPress REST API and Angular JS.
    We chat about the WordPress API infrastructure getting into core and the impact this has on plugins and projects.
    Josh tells us about his WordPress REST API course that's being released soon. Sign up now and save $25!

    Get In Touch With Josh
    You can find Josh on Twitter and on his website.

    • 54 min
    Episode 16: Jason and Tom talking Snapchat, Selfie Sticks, and Raspberry Pi

    Episode 16: Jason and Tom talking Snapchat, Selfie Sticks, and Raspberry Pi

    Show Takeaways

    Start the 3:40 mark where Tom and I discuss 2016 goals as there was some technical difficulties

    Tom and Jason enjoy the social interaction maybe even more so than the sessions at conferences

    Jason is looking at Snapchat as a source of engagement for other freelancers

    Tom is looking for a potential opportunity in building a Raspberry Pi device to help people

    On this episode Tom and Jason hang out because we had some major fails. Technical issues, video and audio quality, and some general rust that we need to shake off. Our intention is to have a series of guests to come on board to help us see the landscape of Javascript and WordPress. Scott Bolinger was supposed to be our first guest, however there were some difficulties and he dropped off the show. Tom and Jason took the ball and went off on a tangent of a few different things such as Raspberry Pi, Snapchat, selfie sticks, and other items that are linked up below.
    Show Notes

    Tom and Jason talk about how they don't really set yearly resolutions, but set out the year with some general goals in mind.
    Scott has some technical difficulties and pulls his chair away from the table at around 16:15 mark.
    WP Dev Table's schedule of guest - Josh Pollock, Tim Nash, and Zac Gordon all talking about WordPress, Javascript, and some other fun things.
    Are we going to attend WooConf, Pressnomics? Which WordCamps we plan on attending?
    Engaging and meeting people at conferences that you work with virtually.
    Tom bought a selfie stick for himself. And a laptop battery that seems really cool.
    Jason has started using Snapchat for telling the story of his business, showing behind the scenes of his work day, and giving valuable tips and tricks for freelancers to shape their business. Follow him on Snapchat: jasonresnick

    Tom has been thinking about getting into the hardware space with Raspberry Pi to help folks with disabilities know what phone calls need to be made and have been made. Anyone know if there's a product like this out there? Please let us know.
    Mod an Aeropress to help the action of pushing it down.
    Amazon Echo and automating Todos.

    Get In Touch With Jason and Tom on Twitter

    • 52 min
    Episode 15: Heads Down

    Episode 15: Heads Down

    Show Takeaways

    Take a look at Bourbon and Neat instead of Foundation or Bootstrap for more control over complex grids

    Bronson shared about how to use Node for manipulating Posts and Meta

    Everyone working with WordPress can offer up and help WordPress and the community

    On this episode we hangout and chat about what we've been up to lately on the heels of WordCamp NYC where Tom and I spoke and Tom helped with organizing it and running Contributor Day and Bronson has travelled the world working on client sites.
    Show Notes

    Jason talks about why he shut WP Field Guides down and opening it up for the community.
    Jason runs his own mini-marathon prior to speaking at WCNYC.
    Bronson talked about an interesting Joomla migration into Site Origin Page Builder widgets.
    Tom shares his experience organizing WCNYC and speaking there.
    Tom has been working with Underscore and Mustache.
    We chat about Continuous Integration and the various tools like Travis, Deploybot, and Jenkins and how we all are using them in various capacities.
    Gulp vs Grunt
    Should BDD and/or Integration Tests be more of a practice within WordPress with things like Codeception?
    Jason has done some branding and got stickers as well....if you want one, just ask.

    Get In Touch With Us
    You can find WP Dev Table on Twitter.

    • 51 min
    Episode 14: Fields of Dreams with Scott Kingsley Clark

    Episode 14: Fields of Dreams with Scott Kingsley Clark

    Show Takeaways

    Pods has over 30,000+ active installs and is actively maintained.

    Developing a Fields API for WordPress is hard because so many plugins and developers have created their own custom fields APIs.

    Having a WordPress mentor like Helen Hou-Sandi is very beneficial for Scott and this Feature Plugin.

    You should test and give feedback for the WordPress Fields API.

    On this episode we hangout with Scott Kingsley Clark who works for 10up. Scott's been maintaining and championing the WordPress plugin Pods and also leading the WordPress Fields API feature plugin for possible inclusion in WordPress core.
    Show Notes

    Scott tells us about his history and how he got into WordPress.
    Scott tells us about the WordPress plugin Pods and how the Drupal CCK that started the plugin.
    Plans for Pods Version 3 and integrating it with CMB2.
    We talk about the WordPress Fields API project and how a mentor helps with Feature Plugins for WordPress core.
    Scott talks about the goals that need to be meet to make Core Fields a success.
    We talk about repeatable fields and various ways to store this meta in a performant way.
    Scott wants your feedback on the WordPress Fields API project.

    Get In Touch With Scott
    You can find Scott on Twitter.

    • 59 min

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Great range of WordPress development topics

This is a great podcast for in depth talks about development with WordPress.

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Useful for devs wanting to up their game or starting out

Helpful info to listen to WordPress developers talk about the best practices

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