Computerphile put out this video on the basics of password encryption, decryption, security and so on. It’s great to have a fundamental understanding of how these things work in order to run a safe and successful business as well as being a halfway decent developer.
‘Beast’ cracks billions of passwords a second, Dr Mike Pound demonstrates why you should probably change your passwords…
You’re on a website, you notice that results seem to be different when you query the database depending on if you are on Page A, vs Page B — or if you are logged in vs logged out.
You start asking questions like “is my plugin broken?” and “did I introduce a bug or something”?
Answer is probably “no”.
Many things depend on WP_Query within WordPress. It has some out of the box functionality that you may not know about.
The FUD comes from people who are telling you, that you need this. The clamoring comes from the people who want to follow leaders and hear that this is a popular thing, and they like to do what is popular.
I’m not a fan of either of those situations.
I want my clients, my co-workers and the industry to be well informed. I’m not going to spend lots of time re-hashing the same thing everyone else is saying. Those in this industry who know how things work and understand the purpose behind advancements in technology, are in a prime position to support, innovate and be impactful on a scale that dwarfs those who just go through the motions.
Apple has been showing off their new hotness here and there. Some of that hotness comes in the form of the latest iteration of the Apple TV. One of the features I was drawn to when it was initially announced was the new screensaver.
I know right? What your computer looks like when you’re not near it is WAY important. You know you agree… deep down inside.
A question appeared on the “Advanced WordPress” Group on Facebook
What are some of the most common mistakes made by WordPress developer newbies?
I decided to quickly punch out a few things I’ve encountered in my years of WordPress development. Figured that it would be a shame that the list that got so much praise would end up getting buried on Facebook to never be seen again. If you’re a noob I hope this helps!
The good boys over at Pantheon made this sketch. It hits too close to home, or it would have if we hadn’t learned a valuable lesson.
Do what you are exceptional at, let others do what you’re not an expert at.
An example of that is, bring really good at cooking things. You may not be good at building kitchens. Don’t spend your time and money on building kitchens.
Pantheon is really making a point here. They are better at hosting than you are. Which is probably true. The developer in that video can let Pantheon do the hosting for his company, so he doesn’t need to worry about uptimes and maintenance. He can instead focus on bolting UX and UI to his website’s V12 cloud engine.
A while ago, I read an article, about a company (Storage Technology), that in the 80′s had a very expensive problem that resulted in one of their systems continually crashing. The solution of course was simple and probably not that expensive.