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PHP and cURL: How WordPress makes HTTP requests

cURL is the workhorse of the modern internet. As its tagline says, cURL is a utility piece of software used to ‘transfer data with urls‘. According to the cURL website,…

Peter Tasker

Mar 24, 2021

Vue vs React: Which is the Best JavaScript Framework in 2021?

React or Vue.js, which JavaScript framework should you choose? React powers WordPress’ new editor while Vue.js is a popular framework in the Laravel community. In this post we’ll go over…

Peter Tasker

Mar 17, 2021

How to Create Custom WordPress Editor Blocks in 2021

The WordPress block editor (previously titled Gutenberg) includes a new way to add content to your WordPress posts, pages and soon all content on your WordPress site. It marks WordPress’…

Peter Tasker

Feb 4, 2021

How Unicode Works: What Every Developer Needs to Know About Strings and 🦄

What is Unicode? Waaay back in 2003 Joel Spolsky wrote about Unicode and why every developer should understand what it is and why it’s important. I remember reading that article…

Peter Tasker

Jan 12, 2021

PHP Scoper: How to Avoid Namespace Issues in your Composer Dependencies

Composer. If you’ve worked with PHP for any period of time you’ve likely heard of or used Composer. We’ve written about it whole bunch on the blog before, and it’s…

Peter Tasker

Jul 2, 2019

Behind-the-Scenes: Replacing All of WP Migrate DB Pro’s jQuery with React

My latest task for WP Migrate DB Pro is creating a new user interface and rewriting all the JavaScript for the plugin and addons. It is no small feat, let…

Peter Tasker

Apr 23, 2019

Advanced Migration Workflow Tips For The Lazy WordPress Developer

Sure you migrate WordPress databases on the regular and have a pretty good idea of what you’re doing, but is there anything that could make your migrations go more quickly…

Peter Tasker

Feb 19, 2019

WP Migrate DB Pro 1.9 Released: New Backups Tab and Refactored PHP

A mere eleven-or-so weeks after the release of the Theme & Plugin Files addon, WP Migrate DB Pro version 1.9 is out the door! We’ve added a brand new backups…

Peter Tasker

Nov 27, 2018

End-to-End Testing with Cypress

This week on the blog we’re going to talk about something I’m a big fan of: testing. Don’t fall asleep juuuust yet. If you’re like me, during development, you probably…

Peter Tasker

Oct 2, 2018

Introducing the Theme & Plugin Files Addon for WP Migrate DB Pro

If you follow us on Twitter you may have a clue as to what we’ve been working on for the past few months, and you might be a little excited…

Peter Tasker

Sep 7, 2018