Quick set of notes from Marc and Wes’ 1 pm session at WordCamp Boston.
News Developer Jobs. Google Spreadsheet of positions available at mainstream news organizations, including Boston Globe, Huffington Post, Washington Post, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune and others. The sheer number is mind-boggling.
One of my goals this summer is to contribute more to WordPress, the open source project we all know and love. To kick this off, I’ve started tickets for small improvements I think will make the software significantly more usable. You should follow the tickets if you want to help make them reality.
This afternoon: Fixing bugs in Edit Flow. Looking forward to contributing regularly to this project again.
5 reasons news organisations prefer in-house web publishing tools. Greater assurance it integrates with the rest of your stack, you ensure the content lives on permanently, aren’t subject to everchanging third-party terms of service, opportunity to build a better workflow around the tool, and, most importantly, building in-house can give you a competitive advantage.
It’s About The Hashbangs. On a technical level, exactly why hashbangs for absolute URLs are a bad idea. A little change with a lot of future debt.
Rethinking template tags in plugins. Ingeniously, using hooks is a much better approach because they degrade without fatal errors. (via Nacin)
National Broadband Map on WordPress. ”The structure of the WordPress API allows us to develop much faster than any other CMS we’ve tried.”
Andrew Nacin and Marc Lavallee led a 2 pm session on advanced WordPress development. It was mostly a free-form conversation about the use of WordPress in newsrooms.