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A collection of resources for WordPress Developers, written and curated by experts

Finding Bottlenecks in WordPress Code

A few months back Iain wrote about how our team pushes each other to be better developers, which included insights into how we improve code quality using tools such as… Read more

Ashley

Nov 15, 2016

Creating a Custom addon for Local by Flywheel

Update: This post was originally written about Pressmatic before the app was purchased by Flywheel and had its name changed to “Local”. I have updated the post’s text and most… Read more

Jeff

Sep 27, 2016

Building Reactive WordPress Plugins – Part 3 – Elm

This is article 3 of 3 in the series “Building Reactive WordPress Plugins” In this final part of the Building Reactive WordPress Plugins series I’ll be exploring using Elm to… Read more

Ian

Sep 20, 2016

Building a SaaS app with Laravel Spark: Web Uptime

If you keep up with the Laravel community at all you’ll be aware that Taylor Otwell recently released his much anticipated SaaS scaffolding library called Spark. Spark is a library… Read more

Gilbert Pellegrom

Jun 21, 2016

Building Reactive WordPress Plugins – Part 2 – Vue.js

This is article 2 of 3 in the series “Building Reactive WordPress Plugins” In the first part of this series I showed you how to build WP Cron Pixie, a… Read more

Ian

Jun 7, 2016

How Our Team Pushes Each Other to be Better Developers

Since I started working at Delicious Brains, it seems we have been hiring pretty much constantly. Prospective new hires go through a few weeks trial where they work on our… Read more

Iain

May 24, 2016

How My JavaScript Almost Crashed Your Browser and How I Fixed It

About a week before we launched WP Migrate DB Pro 1.6, I had my heart broken by Ashley Rich in our slack channel. It went something like this: /——dramatization——/ @bradt:… Read more

Jeff

May 17, 2016

Examples of Refactoring PHP Code for Better Readability

Refactoring code is when you restructure existing code without changing its external behavior. Basically your aim is to make “bad” code better without changing the underlying functionality. There are plenty… Read more

Gilbert Pellegrom

Apr 20, 2016

Building Reactive WordPress Plugins – Part 1 – Backbone.js

This is article 1 of 3 in the series “Building Reactive WordPress Plugins” This is the beginning of a short series of articles showing how to create a simple WordPress… Read more

Ian

Apr 12, 2016

Using React and Laravel Lumen to Build a Company Status Board

A few months ago I bought an Apple Cinema display to use with my Macbook Pro. My plan was to use both screens, my Cinema display as my primary screen… Read more

Gilbert Pellegrom

Nov 17, 2015

Dive In To WordPress Core Development

A Developer’s Guide to Contributing to WordPress Core

Every month the team here at Delicious Brains have a “WP Core Contrib Day”, a day to give back to WordPress Core. This is an important day for us as we… Read more

Ian

Mar 19, 2015