Interesting reads — volume #5
Howdy, and welcome to a last month’s articles overview that I found worth reading. Well, interesting from my perspective — a PHP web developer focused on learning new stuff.
In this volume we have a few WordPress articles, a bit of CSS, Go, PHP, React, SVG and a lot of boilerplates and starter kits, seasoned with some AI (ML and CV). FTW :)
Unlimited WordPress Test Installs
Just when you think all the best domain names have been gobbled up by bots and squatters, Poopy.life emerges as the…wptavern.com
Lets you create a test WordPress install in just one click! Perfect for when you need to test a plugin or a theme without installing WordPress locally. Also, their domain (poopy.life) and logo are awesome :)
But seriously, just one click. Don’t believe me? Well, click here and see for yourself. You’ll be taken to new WordPress instance immediately.
How to Outrank Your Competitors’ SEO on The NEW WordPress.org Plugin Repository
Yesterday the new plugins directory was officially released replacing the old, "legacy" one. Many community members…freemius.com
WordPress plugin directory has been revamped, and its search algorithm as well. This article gives a great overview what has been changed and why, and most importantly how to take advantage of it and how to name and write description and keywords to rank better.
It would be a shame that after you wrote that amazing WordPress plugin to not take this extra step and put it out in front of as many eyes as possible :)
8 CSS gotchas to start your morning off right
In every community there’s a coming-of-age process, a rite of passage that every newcomer must experience before he or…medium.com
The. Best. CSS. Article. That. I’ve. Read. In. A. Long. While. Sarcasm at its best. The kind that when you laugh at loud, and your coworkers ask you what are you reading, and you tell them it’s a CSS article, and then they think you’ve gone mad :) If you are gone read just one article from this collection, this is it!
How I Start. Learning GO
Go is meant to be simple, but sometimes the conventions can be a little hard to grasp. I'd like to show you how I start…howistart.org
How I Start have a collection of awesome starting guides, and a guide for the GO isn’t the exception.
Writing a Zero Downtime Deployment Script
Having never written a shell script before, I thought I'd try and level up by writing a simple deployment script for my…timacdonald.me
Tim is guiding you through the creation of shell script for pulling latest GIT commit, running composer commands and then seamlessly switching out active app version.
You’re not an experienced shell developer? Well, neither is he so the tutorial is pretty easy to follow.
Zero downtime means that you’re deploying into a brand new folder, installing dependencies, running your webpacks, gulps and whatnots and after it is successfully completed, making a symbolic link to your public directory.
Simple React Development in 2017
Joshua created amazing starter guide for all aspiring React developers. In few simple steps, he is guiding you through your first React app, from installing Yarn to using Facebook’s React starter kit to deploying it. You’ll see that it isn’t that hard.
$PHP = 💩;
It’s well known that PHP is a dead programming language and that its 22-year-old ecosystem is effectively useless now…medium.com
Great and funny PHP overview. Simon wrote an awesome post filled with sarcasm to the brim. Go read it. And send it to all your peers that have been saying that PHP is 💩 :)
It seems that this issue has a lot of 💩 emojis. Definitely not on purpose.
Starter Kit collection directory
A curated directory of boilerplates to help you start your projects!www.boilrplate.com
Nice collection of starter kits (boilerplates) for a lot of languages and frameworks. If you’re like me, you have a lot of boilerplates in your bookmarks (or pocketed). Well, with this awesome collection, you can delete all other links and only keep this one :)
Python Plays GTA V
Python Programming tutorials from beginner to advanced on a massive variety of topics. All video and text tutorials are…pythonprogramming.net
This video series is guiding you through the process of creating a self-driving car in GTA V using Python. Amazing stuff! Even if you don’t like Python or aren’t into AI (why aren’t you into AI?) you’ll find this amusing at least.
Harrison is capturing screens and using CV (computer vision) to find lanes and with a bit of ML (machine learning) is “pressing” keyboard keys to keep the vehicle in center of the lane.
Such a simple but wonderful idea! Worth checking out.
That’s all folks! If you found any of the articles interesting, please click on the little green heart — it’s fuelling my motivation :)