Print My Blog Transparency Reports – November 2018 to March 2019

5 minute read I used to make my transparency on plugin development reports right in Open Collective, but I really prefer to keep them on my blog, like I outlined last time. So here’s all my old reports compounded into one blog post. Reports From Open Collective 1.6.3, updated WordPress.org description, and comments feedback published on March 29, […]

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The 5 Promises of User-Led Software Development

5 minute read It’s easy for WordPress plugin developers to be endlessly chasing “modern best practices” and building features they love, but actual users don’t care about. Over the past few months, I’ve been experimenting with a development methodology that avoids waste and stays focused on users’ priorities. I call it “Lazy Software Development,” and this is how it works…

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Handling Polluted JSON in AJAX

5 minute read The bane of all Javascript code using jQuery.ajax() is polluted JSON responses: when some HTML or other junk gets into your JSON response, making it unparsable and bringing the whole system to a screeching halt. In this post, I’ll show what you can do with polluted JSON to keep everything working. How It’s Supposed to […]

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Gratitude Journal March 2019

1 minute read Ok, gratitude listicle! Job at Event Espresso. I’ve been learning a lot over the years, been involved in interesting projects, had friendly coworkers, open-minded and humble bosses, given time to study, experiment and contribute to other open source projects. Family close by. Amanda’s parents are 8 minutes away, her sister Sam only 30 seconds away. […]

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