Capturing advice I left for the sands of time. Set a clear mission statement for the project. This will give clarity to the problem you’re solving, what to say yes to, and what to say no to. You ideally want to avoid crises of faith late in the project. For your contributors, clarify involvement expectations. When […]
Shortcake Is Now A WordPress Feature Plugin. Love me some open source, particularly when it fosters a community around a core technology.
As a part of NYU Studio 20’s project with Storyful, I did an interview on how Fusion applies agile in its product development methodologies. For lack of a better word, this is the funnest thing I’ve written in a while — it encapsulates my current thinking on distributed teams, open source, and many topics in-between. […]
Introducing Shortcake. UI framework for your WordPress shortcodes. Fusion’s first (of many) open source projects.
The talk went great! I improved my wp present command to do some fancier Markdown parsing, and it worked out quite well. Here’s the markdown file if you’d like to skim through. Although I didn’t finish my slides until this morning, I did a couple of things I’ll always be doing going forward: Produce a list […]
danielbachhuber/wp-dev-docs. As I perform code reviews for Hand Built, I’m building out a repo of reference documentation to refer to that you can use too.
Unlike a rusting highway bridge, digital infrastructure does not betray the effects of age. And, unlike roads and bridges, large portions of the software infrastructure of the Internet are built and maintained by volunteers, who get little reward when their code works well but are blamed, and sometimes savagely derided, when it fails.
It’s easy to take open-source software for granted, and to forget that the Internet we use every day depends in part on the freely donated work of thousands of programmers.
The Internet’s Telltale Heartbleed — The New Yorker
Is Open Source Software The Answer to Oregon’s IT Problems? Interview with Deborah Bryant, former Deputy Chief Information Officer for Oregon.
Corporate Open Source Anti-Patterns: Doing It Wrong. “If you don’t let forks happen, then you run into a really nasty problem I like to call governance orgy.”
The Genericons Icon Font Story. A slick GPL-licensed icon font produced by the ever awesome Joen, Sheri, and Takashi.