A Simple, Hard Workout I Keep Coming Back to

Some years back I realized I had gotten really out of shape. I think everyone knows that feeling at some point or another. My wife wanted to get our oldest daughter into a beginner dance class at the YMCA and that turned into a family membership. So each week my wife and I would work …

Arrow function as class function in ES6

If you’ve been using create-react-app and tried to build things on your own you might have done/seen/used handleClick = () => { // do thing on click } This comes from the Class properties transform plugin from Babel: https://babeljs.io/docs/plugins/transform-class-properties/ So if you try to build a project on your own you’ll need to include it …

Writing WordPress plugins with Standards

[Note: I wrote this in bits and pieces over the past week or so which has caused it to be a bit all over the place 😁 ] On May 31st I will be speaking at WordCamp Miami about the WordPress coding standards, documentation standards, and showing how to apply those when writing your own plugins. Although it isn’t …

I joined an agency, it’s been pretty great

Up until the summer of 2014, I had been pretty much working alone for 8 years. With a rocky start in my early twenties, I eventually landed on a stable diet of sub-contracted agency work, graphic design, photography and finally concentrated fully on development. I did things right and incorporated early – which gave me an impressive list of titles, …

A Year with Codeable

In late February of 2013 I found myself on a website called Codeable. A few minutes later I was emailing my credentials to try and get an invite to the live beta. The idea was simple, but one which I had never heard of before: a freelancing job board connecting developers with clients, but without …