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Sterling Hamilton

8 Useful JIRA Filters

I’ve had to keep track of development within my department for years now. My team has been dozens deep and at that scale it can become quite difficult to see anything. A while back we switched over to JIRA, noticed it was using a SQL-esque syntax and I started having some fun.

Move Fast and Break Things

Professionally Migrating WordPress

What I’m about to cover is centered around taking a clean, working WordPress installation and moving it. That could be to another server, another domain, or bringing it down to setup a local development environment.

This is Fine

User Pain

In the fast paced world of application development we deal with many things. Software limitations, lack of standardization in the industry, lack of time, resources, and/or quality. These things (and more) lead to bugged, erroneous or just plain bad applications…

As developers, we hate poor quality and we hate it when our products aren’t up to snuff. Take pride in your craft, do it well and do it right.

Coffee with Sterling Hamilton

Interview by Noble Studios

I was recently interviewed by James Ball, a Creative Copywriter at Noble Studios. Being the Lead Developer over there is a constantly changing and challenging role. Agency life, as many will tell you, is not for the faint of heart. The interview allowed for some serious and some not so serious dialogue to happen and the value that provided was insight into the company and how it works.


Order by Meta Values

Huge props to Chris McCoy A.K.A “fris” (GitHub / Twitter) for schooling me in using add_filter for this.

I needed to add custom fields to the post type: Post within WordPress. That’s not problematic, in fact it’s rather quite easy. But, ordering Posts based on the assigned value of my custom field… that isn’t super straight forward.