2016 was a really challenging year for me. At times I considered giving up on running my own business, but the work I put in to fix those problems has made me love what I do more than ever.
One concern about the WordPress REST API has been adding a new authentication system. I think this is because of all the excitement about fun new apps that we could build connecting outside of WordPress. That’s cool, but WordPress’ existing authentication system is all we need for the cool things we could use the REST API for in WordPress core as well as plugins and themes.
I’m teaching a few workshops this month aimed at those looking to level up their WordPress development chops. It’s got me thinking a lot about what you need to do quality WordPress development.
Composer is an essential part of the workflow for modern WordPress development, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t present certain challenges.
Is a commercial WordPress plugin a good business move? Maybe, if you have time to grow the business and the team to do it right.
For the last year or so, I can’t get into a discussion about the WordPress plugin business without hearing why I’ve got to go SAAS. It’s an attractive option, but it is not one I’m going to take for the wrong reasons.
Slides, links and information for my WordCamp Miami talks on AngularJS for WordPress developers. Making WordPress plugin admin screens with Angular.
The biggest inducer of anxiety in my business is decisions with no clear answer. In these situations, data is the best anecdote.
the lesson I’ve learned about business, by thinking as a developer about Ingot, as a business. There was a time, let’s call it the last few years of my life, when I rushed from “great idea” to prototype. I’ve spent a lot of time coding an idea before even considering the business’ unique value proposition, or whether such a thing exists.
When we deny compliments we are not only being rude to a person who is being incredibly kind to us, we are tearing ourselves down. I’m working very hard not to do this, and I’d like to combat that publicly by taking stock of all I’ve done in 2015.