I’ve recently switched from Grav CMS to WordPress on one of my sites, Python Land. I jotted down some lessons learned and some advanced tips while setting up this WordPress site that I’d like to share with anyone interested.
I’m not new to WordPress, and I’m certainly not new to running websites. I’ve been doing it for 25 years. My first sites used tables to structure the pages, CSS wasn’t invented yet, and SEO didn’t exist either. Yeah… I guess I’m that old (and wise, hopefully).
Anyways... without further ado, here we go!
Picking the right theme is hard; don’t underestimate it. There are many good-looking themes, but it’s hard to judge a book by its cover. There are many crappy themes that may look nice on the surface but are horribly coded and inflexible. They are built to sell, not to keep working flawlessly in the long run. …
This advice is useful for both beginning and seasoned software developers. There are some jokes intertwined here, too, so you might want to put down that coffee mug.
So why are they named so similarly?
More often than not, software projects are difficult to build from source. This can have multiple reasons, here are just a few:
For similar reasons, it can also be hard to run your software in production!
If you’re facing these problems, it’s good to know that there’s an easy fix. It doesn’t require virtualization but instead uses a principle called containerization.
A container is an entity that has everything required to run your software. It…
If you want to follow along with this article, which I highly recommend, you can do so without installing anything on DartPad.dev.
Are you still dependent on GUIs? You can significantly increase your productivity by learning a few basic shell commands. After learning these, learning more commands will come naturally — promised!
If these shell basics are well known to you, please skip this article and head to my follow-up article to become a command-line ninja!
Let’s start by knowing where you are once you opened your terminal:
I’m in my home directory, where are you?
Now let’s see what is in the current directory:
AndroidStudioProjects VirtualBox VMs
There’s a lot here because I’m a messy guy, so I truncated it a little. …
Why do we all love Python? For starters, it’s a beautiful and easy to learn programming language. Another reason: it comes with batteries included, meaning Python has many excellent libraries included by default. But in my opinion, it’s the 230,000 user-contributed packages that make Python really powerful and popular.
Earlier this year, I showed you the 22 most downloaded Python packages in the world. Although that was fun and I learned a lot, it was also a bit frustrating. Why’s that, you ask? Because I was not able to show you my personal favorites!
In this article, I handpicked 15 packages that I found most useful during my 10-year career as a Pythonista. …
Here’s a collection of the funniest programming quotes I heard on the work floor, mixed with some history and best practices as well. Let’s go!
So why are they named this way?
Nobody knows when this pandemic will be over. It could be weeks, months, or years before life returns to what we called normal only a short while ago. But even though the physical world has come to a grinding halt, the digital world flourishes:
The digital world does not suffer from pandemics and other disasters as much as the physical world. It is a fact that may sound obvious, but the implications are overseen by many. …
I bet you never considered creating a game with Python. But why not? There are awesome libraries that will help you develop games. So let’s help your kids, your partner, or your colleagues get through this crisis with a fun game!
Pygame is a cross-platform set of Python modules designed for writing video games. It includes computer graphics and sound libraries. Here are a few tutorials you can try:
You really, REALLY should learn about this one thing that guarantees you a better position on the job market. But learning about things that are new to us can be incredibly difficult. We’ve all been there. We’ve all had the struggle.
If you want to learn, there’s a method I recommend heartily. It’s by no means a trick or a way to learn quicker. But it does allow you to get a much deeper, lasting understanding of a topic.
I write technical articles. I do this for multiple reasons, but one of them is to learn. By teaching others through my writing, I force myself to dive into a topic head-on. …