Posts Categorized: Web development

New WordPress plugins

I've released a couple of new WordPress plugins recently which I thought I'd waffle on about. Theme Reset I had a situation not too long ago on a WordPress MultiSite site I run where I had deleted some themes but there were still some sites using those themes. I needed to reset all the sites…

Namespaced SQL Columns in Queries

One of the things I really like about the C# language is the wide range of database ORM and data mapper packages available. In a nutshell an ORM can help remove the need to write SQL queries and stored procedures in your database, instead you tell it what the "model" of your data is (i.e.…

Responsified and updateified

That old proverb about the cobblers children going barefoot is true. For too long this site has been neglected and unloved. Well, no more! I've realigned (not redesigned) this site to take advantage of modern web development techniques. Of course, I'm talking about responsive design. It's not a radical departure from what was there before,…

Bad, good and great programmers

A recent tweet by Cory House started my brain a-twitching: One of my new favourite interview questions: What is the difference between a bad, good and great programmer? Which are you and why? I've worked with all three kinds, and thinking about the question of what the differences are I realised (not for the first…

CMS Architecture: Before you begin

It's important to plan any large-scale software development. Fail to plan, plan to fail as the old saying goes. So before a single line of code is written, before even any architecture or technology decisions have been made, I'm going to define what I want my CMS to be. Firstly, and most importantly, the CMS…