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WordCamp Joburg – Want to setup an online store?

Here are my slides from my workshop from WordCamp Joburg 2016. Most of the content was covered in the workshop (not on the slides) but the slides might give you a good idea of the flow. The stuff you’d really care about is most likely where to get the software that we used. Here are the things we used in the workshop: WooCommerce (WordPress Repo Plugin Directory) PayFast Extension Storefront Remember, you don’t have to use these plugins but they’re a good store. You can...

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Continuous Integration with WordPress

What is continuous integration and what does it have to do with WordPress?

CONTINUOUS INTEGRATION WITH WORDPRESS SERIES This is the first part of a 6-part series of posts about continuous integration with WordPress. You can find out more information about why I’m doing this here. What is continuous integration and what does it have to do with WordPress? Using Github and Travis CI to begin your continuous integration journey What is the difference between unit tests and integration tests? Writing unit tests to improve your code Writing integration tests and...

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Book Review: The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

This must possibly be one of the best books I have ever read. Not only that, but I learnt more about computers and how they work than at any place of education. If you’re into tech and if you’re into innovation, then this book is a must read. Not only does is paint a really good picture of where the idea of computing started, it also displays what is required to truly innovate (hint: it’s not only up to an individual). The guys that you’d expect to be in the book such as...

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Continuous Integration with WordPress

Introduction to Continuous Integration with WordPress – WordCamp Cape Town 2016

At WordCamp Cape Town 2016 I did a quick intro workshop into continuous integration with WordPress, which covered the principles of continuous integration (CI) and a few ways to start with unit testing and integration testing. Sadly, I didn’t have enough time to get through the entire workshop and really wanted to get people trying out the fun stuff. But, as promised, you’ll find the presentation further down the page, which you can go through in your own time. In addition, I think...

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Discomfort: The Best Way to Learn

Discomfort: The Best Way to Learn

Sometimes, you just have to put yourself out there to push yourself to learn great things and standing in front of people may be the best way to learn. On Thursday (7 September) I’ll be doing a workshop at WordCamp Cape Town 2016 on continuous integration. You may ask, what is “continuous integration”? Well, up to a couple of months ago I had only heard this term and never really understand what it was. Over the last few months, I’ve been dabbling in it and trying to...

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