The Coronavirus and WordCamp Asia

I’m writing this blog post to share with you my personal take on the topic of the coronavirus and the upcoming long awaited WordCamp Asia.

I’m seeing many people on Twitter writing about whether to cancel their trip and I thought I could share some light on this, since I’ve done a small research to form my decision on not cancelling the trip. If you’re on the fence, this might help you decide. Note: this is my opinion, of course.

I see many videos and posts out there on the Internet that simply do not tell the truth about the facts, and people tend to believe what they see, specially in videos, without fact-checking or questioning the origin. Pretty much the definition of the Internet there.

Also, while talking to people about this, I’ve noticed that the majority even didn’t bother lookup up for accurate data or simply to look up for tips before travelling, mentioning that “I’m not going, to protect my family”. Ok, respect, but read along, please.

In sum, here are the points that helped me made my mind about not cancelling the trip:

  • It is not a pandemic disease (sure, I’ll add the yet here, but it’s not);
  • Since it first appeared in Thailand (not even sure if it was in Bangkok), 14+ days have passed and there as to Feb. 11 2020 33 known cases, Thailand population is around 69 million people;
  • Thailand has blocked people coming from the affected regions in China, and not only that, it flew 144 people back to Wuhan for quarantine;
  • I’m not travelling via China, and if you can avoid that, the risk of you being infected gets reduced dramatically;
  • The attack rate or transmissibility (how rapidly the disease spreads) is known to be between 1.5 and 3.5 (represents the average number of people to which a single infected person will transmit the virus), common flu is 1.5;
  • The number of new daily cases is shrinking (check out the growth factor here: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-cases/);
  • Only people with existing medical conditions and above 60ish years of age have very slim chances to survive, if not treated rapidly, right now of all the sick people (99% in China), 81% recovered, 19% died (mostly elderly people in the affected regions on hospitals without capacity of proper treatment);
  • There’s one reported death outside China;
  • On a daily basis, 500 people die from the “common” flu;
  • Healthy people around their 30s that would get the virus might have mild symptoms and even never notice or screened positive, children don’t get sick as far as we know;
  • German has 16 cases, would you not travel to Germany right now? What about California and its 7 cases?;
  • If you wash your hand regularly, and don’t touch your mouth or eyes, you’re reducing the risk of being infected even more, and that’s true for every other virus that could get into your system and give you a diarrhea, a cold, or whatever uncomfortable sickness you usually get if not careful with regular hygiene;
  • Bangkok is a modern well-equipped city with hospitals and treatment conditions of the highest level, also, everybody is super nice;
  • The org team for WordCamp Asia has worked very hard to get the event up and running, they deserve our presence.

If you’re still on the fence after ready this, I respect. But do not decide based on what you read from others telling what they heard, get yourself familiar with the facts and think twice before missing the very first edition of yet another WordCamp.

Sites that I follow daily to get myself up to date:

Also, please engage on Twitter for a healthy discussion on this issue. Help spread the news and save travels, as always!

WordCamp iOS app is now WP Camps – Multiple WordCamps Added

Two weeks ago I’ve released a new app called WordCamp, it’s mission, to help wordcampers to get info about their event on an iPhone or iPad.

After its first test in WordCamp Porto 2018, with more than 140 installs, it was time to move to the next step: add support for multiple WordCamps. Done! Version 1.1 supports multiple WordCamps, and more events will be added during the next days.

The result of the public test phase was amazing. A lot of positive feedback, feature suggestions, and a couple of bugs captured. But there were two comments that were important to me: WordCamp is a registered trademark, so we needed to change the name of the app, and also the icon, it didn’t receive positive appreciation!

So we changed the name to WP Camps and redesigned the icon. Hope you find it more good looking now. ?

WP Camps

Version 1.1 is now live and supports multiple WordCamps including WordCamp Europe 2018 and upcoming WordCamp US 2018, a few bug fixes, and will be the starting point for progressing into a full-featured app with search, chat, who’s-on-stage feature, and a lot more.

Follow me on Twitter to get more insights and news of how the app evolves and if you want to have your WordCamp featured in the app, just let me know via Twitter DM or through the app itself, under the More option in the tab bar, by tapping the About option.

WordCamp App – an iOS app for all wordcampers around the world

It is with a great pleasure that I’m able to announce a new app I’ve coded for the WordPress community and all the WordCamps around the world, under the umbrella of my agency called hellodev, with info about the speakers, sessions and a lot more. It’s called WordCamp for iOS.

What’s the main goal of the app?

The goal is to create a tool where people can grab their phones and do a quick consultation on a speaker or session. As the app grows, more features will be added such us more info about the city, the venue, calling an UBER, and other useful information.

Why did you create the app at first?

WordCamps are growing all over the world, and there are usually so many sessions that one would like to attend, it can get a bit confusing and overwhelming, especially if you take into consideration WordCamp EU and WordCamp US. So I’ve come up with a basic idea of using a) my knowledge about mobile development and usage of REST APIs and b) wanting to create a better tool to gather all the information about a certain event. The app allows one to mark sessions as favorite and displaying them in a timeline, and when the time comes for that session, you’ll get a notification remembering to attend.

What are the main features of the app?

So the app allows you to list all the speakers and sessions ordered by tracks if you’re attending a multi-tracking conference. You can also take a look at the blog posts containing the latest news, mark sessions as favorites and take notes for each session and export them later on. You can also insert a specific session in your calendar very easily. Many features will be introduced as the app gets updated, one of the upcoming features will be to support multiple WordCamps and doing that by not having to update the app from the App Store. The app also caches the information so that if you lose internet connection, the information is stored and available.

But wait, how were you able to get the info inside the app?

The official WordCamp.org website exposes the so-called REST API endpoints that one can use to access their information, so all data is obtained through those endpoints. Meaning you would get all the latest information about the conference directly from the official website, automatically. Pictures of the city and later the list of all available WordCamps are coming from specific endpoints provided by my company hellodev.

Is this the official app for WordCamps?

No, it isn’t. But it would be cool if someday it would be considered so. 🙂 There are so many things that could be done if the foundation responsible for the events would agree on exposing extra fields and information that would enrich user experience.

So that’s it! Go grab the app and tell me what you think. Hit me up at Twitter to suggest features, report bugs, or just chat about the app.

Hope you like it!

Finally, our plugin is out – iThemes Sales Accelerator

I want to share with you a bit more about an incredible journey I’ve been through this last months, since the first day I met Cory and Matt until yesterday, when we finally launched our plugin, iThemes Sales Accelerator.

Now for all of my friends that aren’t completely into software development, I’m going to write a special blog post about this very soon, explaining exactly what we’re doing in simple words :-).

If you’re a WordPress web developer, integrator, designer, enthusiast, you know what a plugin is, you know what WooCommerce is, and you probably know iThemes.

Joining forces

Earlier this year iThemes proposed hellodev to join forces and build their next product, a WooCommerce plugin that would enhance its experience, give store owners advanced features that would all come from a single developer, meaning it would be easier to maintain, to get support from, therefore making them earn more money with their online business and not worry about technical stuff.

The story behind the first steps into this amazing partnership is available here. I would recommend you to read it now and come back to this post.

The Launch

Now yesterday we finally launched iThemes Sales Accelerator, a plugin for WooCommerce that gives you a brand new dashboard with all the important numbers and reports about your store’s sales performance. But the project isn’t going to stop here. Next features include exporting all sales data, marketing automation, multiple warehouse inventory system, email templating, and more.

The reason because we said yes to this challenge was the will to finally get a WooCommerce related product out, something that we have tried before inside hellodev and somewhat didn’t manage to get as far as we wanted it to go. This would be the result of years in a row making custom solutions for clients that could perfectly fit others stores needs. A single developer solving multiple problems / serving multiple needs.

So we want ahead and implemented one of the first flaws WooCommerce has right now, one that we think is the most important of them all, and that is reporting.

Architectural Problem with WooCommerce

If you’re a developer you know that theirs an architectural problem underlying WooCommerce, a problem which their developers are very well aware of, that makes one’s job to bring analytical data together very difficult, making it nearly impossible to provide fast numbers at every request.

So we figured out a way to assemble all sales and products data inside custom tables, that would be populated when installing the plugin and maintained as orders and products came in. Allied with a SaaS service endpoint build specifically by iThemes to keep things in sync, where no data in shared between the two connection points, the report module is able to give fast, constantly updated, reliable information about sales. This custom tables solve the architectural deficiency and provide speed, without interfering with the store’s performance.

The Fake Order Creator Plugin

To test this all, we needed data. So we went ahead and created a fake order and customer’s creator plugin, that would run every minute to create information about sales. With this we were able to get 20k, 30k or even 100k orders in and test for performance. We were also able to create fake refunds and coupons, so no use case would be left out. We’ll soon open source this plugin for the WooCommerce community.

It’s Finally Available

This is all available today, in two versions, free and pro, for your WooCommerce online store and, the cherry on top of the cake, for your iOS device too, as a free download from the App Store.

We at hellodev are all very proud of this first achievement, of the work together with iThemes, and with the amazing feedback we’ve been receiving during WooConf 2017. We finally did bring a product out to the public in all its glory, as we had imagined it to happen a few years ago.

Thank you Tiago for the belief and incentive, and Nuno for the hard work! Thank you Cory and Matt for the incredible opportunity.

WooCommerce, The Do’s, Don’ts and Should’s

WooCommerce has become the greatest e-commerce framework / platform / system for building a fast, reliabe and all around cheap web store. It’s popularity has grown very fast since the early days and even more after Automattic’s acquisition back in May 2015. What does this platform differs from the others and why did it become the number one choice for online businesses?

Today I had the opportunity to talk about WooCommerce (slides are here) at WordCamp Lisboa 2017. In fact, if all did go well, this post should be publish 20th May 2017 at 2:45pm GMT. This is my opinion around WooCommerce, where I try to tell all the experience I had personally within my company around WooCommerce, and dissert a bit on how it could become an even better platform / plugin.

The Beggining

I think it is very important to go back to September 2011 where WooThemes and two of their developers first announced WooCommerce version 1.0. This was created of the necessity to have a framework that would support multiple themes around e-commerce, that would provide them with all the tools needed to take the customer form the product page to having a purchase going through and delivering the product. So the starting point are themes, themes that would give the ability to provide with a catalog, shopping cart and checkout page. So WooCommerce, from the get go, is a plugin, born out of a theme.

The Aquisition

Automattic bought WooCommerce and all the other products done by WooThemes in May 2015, where it had by then more than 7 million downloads. It was more than time enough to proof that the platform has its potencial and all the glory to become the greatest e-commerce platform for young companies who want to put their feet for the first time into the online selling business. This would provide WooCommerce the infrastructure needed to get updated by a specilized team of developers and still maintain its democratized characteristic as an open source resource for developers to jump in and extend functionalities and non-coders to build their businesses with a solution that works out of the box.

The Present

The numbers says that if you take the 4 most sucessful e-commerce platforms, WooCommerce has the same market share as their 3 top next platforms combined. All together, it is estimated that WooCommerce owns 52% of the top 1k e-commerce sites listed by Alexa (May 2017, source: datanyze.com). Where back in 2011 Magento was the king, now WooCommerce dictates the rules and is the prefered system to go with.

What WooCommerce Does

So as of today, WooCommerce is at its major version 3. It does some pretty good things out of the box, the framework (in my point of view it is more than a plugin) is solid, mature, offers great infrastructure to extend, and solves the most important challenges a webstore can face. Emphasis on the most important challenges, there are a lot of features that in my opinion should be bundled, not disregarding the fact that some of them are offered by a high-end pricey plugin, in most of the cases, developed by Automattic itself. Business is buisness, after all, but when it comes to compiting with other frameworks, if you want to race for the pole position, you have to grind, hustle, offer more and more.

Let me state this clearly so everyone knows my opinion: WooCommerce is a gigantic work, and we should all just be thankful for the rest of our lives for the people behind all the work, not only you as an enduser that has a business and can use it for free (!), but also for us developers, who can benefit from this, financially and spiritually. But, but, it is not perfect, far from it, it has flaws, it has solved problems in a way where other platforms offer better solutions, but this is all because it is a very complex problem to solve. None of the existing online solutions are perfect. Far from it.

So with zero coding knowledge, you can setup an on-line shop for very cheap, the cheapest (taking into account service quality and existing a support team) WordPress hosting you can get is GoDaddy and costs you no more than $100 yearly. That’s “nothing”.

Breaking down into the most important features, WooCommerce offers you OOTB this:

  • product catalog (shop)
  • product categorisation
  • product review and comment
  • checkout system
  • shopping cart
  • thank you page
  • account pages (for checking
  • multiple types of product
  • upsell + cross sell
  • simple invoicing system
  • order management (status, notes)
  • simple inventory
  • simple taxing system
  • reporting
  • coupons
  • shipping zones
  • payment gateways
  • emails
  • simple bulk edit

Uau, that’s a lot, right? Having an on-line business is not easy. There is always a different need in every case, something that the shop owner thought of that would be cool to have and that differentiates its business from the competition. Although this might be the case, the above features are the result of what most, if not all, online business need.

What WooCoomerce Doesn’t Do

Taking into account that there are other services that offer some extra features comparing to the standard WooCommerce installation, the competition is definitely on and from my perspective, there are some adjustments that need to be done for WooCommerce not to loose it’s leadership, in terms of adding features.

I know, people choose WooCommerce because of it’s flexibility and ability to add a lot of extra features that overcome this situation, but as good as that is, that ’s also bad. Why? Most of these extra tools are from third party developers, that are sometimes not architect taking into consideration the norms of good coding, stability and scalability. So you’re site gets cluttered very quickly with different bits of code that in most cases do not play together vey well.

I also understand that we’re talking about open source software, free software, and that extra features should come with an extra cost, but that’s a whole different discussion. My whole point here is that WooCommerce needs to keep up with its game, and provide more solutions to more common problems.

So the following list is a list a features i think WooCommerce should bundle over the corse of the following 2 years.

Note: when I say “we use” I mean my team at hellodev. (links coming up soon).

Advanced Bulk Editing
There is the possibility to bulk edit products already, but it is limited and the UI is not optimal. This needs to be improved and have a better way to change all the existing fields. Also, there’s no support for bulk editing variable products. For this feature we use an alternative plugin called Advanced Bulk Edit. A lot of features, to much perhaps.

Import / Export
This is a big flaw in my opinion, since people use external software for creating and maintaining information about products, and there should be a quick way to import product information, being it for creating or updated.  For this feature we use an alternative plugin called WP All Import. This is a real life saver when dealing with creating stores from scratch.

Multicurrency
Because you have to. WPML (do I really need to link this up?). There’s no way out. Sorry… If you’re not willing to install WPML at all, because you just need multicurrency, here’s what you can install: Woocommerce Multi Currency Store By Code-Ninjas or Woocommerce Currency Switcher

Analytics & Reporting
The simplest way to deal with this subject is to take the Google Analytics code and put it in your site. Done. Google Analytics is an amazing tool and there is nothing simpler to get the most info about your website than adding the code.

Bookable or Bundled Product
If you want to setup a product that is like a tour around a city, an event, or a room or an apartment, if you want to rent spaces and need a booking system, there are two plugins that we used a lot called WooCommerce Booking and Pinpoint Booking System PRO.

Promotions and Discount Rules
This is propably the most asked resource every shop manager wants for their business on-line. WooCommerce Dynamic Pricing & Discounts does the job and it feels like it is really integrated with WooCommerce, giving you the same “WooCommercy” look and feel.

Shipping Rate Methods
This is also a vey requested feature if you have to calculate the shipping rate according the shipping country and weight or size of the product. There are two plugins that solve this problem greatly: WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping and Advanced Fees for WooCommerce. This last one also allows you to create acculumating rules for the shipping process, offer shipping, discounts on shipping, etc.

What WooCommerce Should Do

What we at hellodev and up having is a sum of other requests and plugins usage that go a bit further away from what most people want. This are the topics that we’ve colloeted so far: additional gateway payments, advanced tax regulations (for portuguese companies, we’ve developed a plugin that integrates an online invoicing system called WooCommerce Billing with InvoiceXpress and another plugin to deal with the international companies called WooCommerce EU VAT Assistant), advanced inventory management (we’ve develop a plugin to solve this called WooCommerce Warehouses), subscriptions & membership systems, store credit, dynamic pricing and marketing automation.

At the end

We live the most fantastic times ever where setting up an online business is super easy and where there are a lot of online resource that we have at our disposal that are free. The competition is definitly there, and if WooCommerce wants to keep up with their competitors, benifiting from being at the top of the table, they should setup up their game and rethink what features should come bundled.

Travelling in 2017, The Amazing Jorney

The year of 2017 is going to be the year where I’ll be doing the most travelling I ever did, at least the most travelled distance combined, both professionally (heavily #wordpress related) and with the family, and it couldn’t be for better reasons. This gets me excited and motivated all year long, and it’s so good!

I read. I travel. I become.

… said Darek Wallcot, and that is what I also believe. Travel is the greatest school you can have, and for all the travelling I’ve already done, I can only say this is absolutely true… I’ve already experienced a bunch, god bless!

I found the featured image of this blog post, my current iPhone background picture, in Gary Vee’s collection – an idol to me, gives me daily shots of inspiration and motivation – and until I don’t have photos of my own to put in here, this fits like a glove! What a coindicende to find this!

So to give you an idea what’s ahead of me, this is the schedule for this year.

May 19th-21st – WordCamp Lisbon, Portugal [work]

This year’s edition takes place in Lisbon, and for the 3rd year in a row, I’ll be sepaking at the event, this time around all things about WooCommerce. It is always a pleasure to share my experience as a developer and all the knowledge we’ve collected with client / service work at my company hellodev. So pumbed, hope everyone enjoys it! Buy your tickets now!

May 29th – June 5th – Oklahoma City, USA [work]

There is only so little I can talk or write about this, I’ll do another blog post about this insane and exciting jorney when all is revealed. For the meanwhile, I can only say this: it’s going to be a blast! Can’t wait to share! Stay tuned!

June 14th – 17th – WordCamp Europe 2017 – Paris, France [work]

I’ve been to previous editions already, and it is by far the biggest WordPress related conference in the world. I can’t express enough how important, fun and exciting conference it is, with a lot of talks and tracks going on, side meetings, parties, just simply an amazing experience. If you’ve never been to such an event, please stop reading, right now, and go buy your tickets. This year’s edition is in Paris! What other excuse do you need?

Mid August – Madeira Island and Algarve [leisure]

We have two amazing group of islands in Portugal, and this year, instead of visiting yet another fabulous country with sunshine and beaches and great weather, we thought we wouldn’t let it escape from us again, the chance of finally visiting one of Portugal’s finest destinations, the islands of Madeira. More on this experience on a later blog post.

October – WooCommerce Developer’s Conference [work]

We wanted so badly to attend last year’s edition that we thought we couldn’t let this opportunity go by again. We’re still on the planning phase for this trip, but it is definitly going to happen. My area of expertise in WordPress is e-commerce, WooCommerce is the leading platform, tool, plugin, framework, whatever you want to call it. Staying informed about it, getting to know new people and exchange ideas, thoughts, opinions and experiences is what everyone should be doing about their passions. There’s no way we’re missing this year’s edition. Also, it’s a great way to get informed of what’s to come.

December – WordCamp US 2017 – Nashville, USA [work]

Last year I had the most amazing time of my live at a WordPress conference, where I got to meet so many amazing people and companies. On the top of the list, Cory and Matt, amongst other business owners, entrepeneurs and developers. If it wasn’t for this trip, most of this year’s activity wouldn’t be happening. Again, not much I can say for know, stay tuned! It’s all related!

December – New Year’s Eve – Azores, Portugal [leisure]

So with one island down the list, there’s still another group of beautiful islands, or archipelago, I want to get to know, the Azores. This completes my visit through all of Portugal, mainland and islands. I’ve been almost everywhere. What a better way to finish out what is going to be for sure, the best year ever!

Oh, and did I mentioned I wanted to document all this on video? Yest! I don’t know if it’s going to be somethig worth sharing and watching, but I’ve been doing some crazy things and experimets around Instagram stories and watching Gary Vee and all his speech about documenting vs creating, that I really wanted to give it a try. Let’s see how that turns out.

Hope I can bring you with me on this rollercoaster and share with you all the experiences and help me become…

Open-Sourcing Some Work

There’s a lot of work that I’ve done over the years, be it WordPress or iOS related, that has terrible code aesthetics, but simply works, and that I find it would be very useful to a lot of people. When it was shown to other developers or recent hires at my company, people had a hard time looking and understanding it. I have to solve this issue.

So my goal for this year is to clean up the house and have some of that code polished and open-sourced to the community, with proper docs and a really good looking and elegant code. This has a lot of advantages, being the first one the contribution I make to the community, the second one is making me organize my code! ?

I’ve already published an open source project that is very dear to my company hellodev called wplocal, but in this case, this is a tool for WordPress developers to use while developing. I was more thinking about real pieces of code, turned into libraries or code snippets people code use and reuse, and also collaborate on alternative methods or improving it.

So stay tuned for some really cool code sharing moments in the near future! Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and also my agency.

Security around WordPress – my talk @ WordCamp Porto 2016

Today I had the pleasure and honor to give a talk at the biggest WordCamp Portugal ever with over 300 participants about security around WordPress. Amazing event! Congratulations to everyone at the organising team!

It has been a great experience being CTO at hellodev, an WordPress and mobile development related agency that had gone the hard path through hosting and managing every single WordPress instance by themselves. From having sites hacked, defaced, sending spam, we hade about every bit of what a hacker can do with a compromised website, WordPress website, that is.

Our experience gave us the opportunity to learn a lot about security and also made us go ahead and implement measures to prevent attacks, monitor websites and react immediately to aggressive scripts and other bottlenecks. We are taking all the tools developed internally and putting them inside a platform supported by an API and plugin that will enable anyone to use our tools to monitor their WordPress websites through an iOS app.

We will be calling it hellosys, and soon we’re releasing a public beta for the WordPress community to try it out, take it down, stress the heck out of our API, suggest features, discover security issues and help us built the best tool ever to protect WordPress installations and avoid other developers going through our pain and suffering.

In the meanwhile, here are my slides from my talk. Hope you find it useful.

See you in June in Vienna!

PHP7 on a VCCW vagrant environment with CentOS 6.x

When PHP7 first came across my eyes, I was sitting in a talk held by Zeev Suraski in Seville at WordCamp Europe 2015, who was clearly a proud father looking at his newborn child with such an enthusiasm, I just wanted to grab my laptop and try it myself. He talked about how much faster PHP7 was and I just couldn’t believe it.

Well, some months forward, here I am, installing PHP7 around all the websites we host for us and our clients, all WordPress instances have it now, and boy, it is fast. It’s so fast it resembles a local instalment. Well, the question then is, how much faster is it on a local development environment? My answer: see it for yourself!

If you don’t know VCCW, head over here and get yourself busy for 15 minutes. Then come back.

When you’re done, you have change the way you’ve develop WordPress sites. You might even ask yourself, what the hack was I doing until now. Ok, so, you’re already excited, and want to know, how you can get PHP7 running on this vagrant installation? Are all my plugins and themes work on PHP7? Well, the answer is right here, or a few minutes away. And the steps are very easy.

Step 1 – SSH access

ssh into your vagrant by typing the following command in an OSX terminal window inside your vagrant folder:

vagrant ssh

If it isn’t up, do a vagrant up first and than vagrant ssh.

Step 2 – Uninstall PHP5

Multiple versions of PHP cannot coexist. If you really need to try it first, well, copy paste your vagrant folder and do it in a parallel setup. To uninstall PHP5, type the following:

sudo yum remove php-common-5.4.45-3.el6.remi.i686

Say yes (y) to every question asked and you’re done. Note that the version number might be a little different, if so, do steps 3 and 4, and during step for you’ll get an error stating conflicting packages, there you can get the complete name of your PHP5 package you need to uninstall.

Step 3 – Add a yum repository containing PHP7

You could go ahead and build PHP7 out of source code, but hey, there are smart people who done that already, never mind the job. Add this repository to yum by typing the following:

sudo rpm -Uvh https://mirror.webtatic.com/yum/el6/latest.rpm

Step 4 – Install PHP7

This is it. Install PHP7 by typing:

sudo yum install php70w php70w-opcache php70w-mysql php70w-xml php70w-soap php70w-xmlrpc php70w-mbstring php70w-json php70w-gd php70w-mcrypt

Say yes to everything once again and, voilá! PHP7 is installed. You don’t believe it? Type php -v and hit enter and see it for yourself. Now go to WordPress, login into the back office and browse around. Super fast, hu?

This is really interesting, how much faster a WordPress or any php website can benefit from PHP7. And also all the REST API plugins we’re developing for our mobile projects benefit from this. What is curious to me is why anyone hasn’t explored this more yet. Why isn’t everybody exited about this? Why isn’t everybody writing about PHP7 and WordPress? Am I missing something?

Please go ahead and ask questions or comment on this matter bellow. I’ll be most glad to help you out!

 

A day of REST with the best

It’s all happing in January 28th 2016, where people who made the WP REST API and people who use it are going to talk about the next great thing the Internet will see (or is seeing).

Of course, I couldn’t miss it, and I glad to be able to hear and get inspired from all the people around this project and WordPress altogether.

I’m an iOS developer (yes, I know you know), but I’ve stated in an article before why I’m a big fan of WordPress. Although this conference is more directed to web developers, chances are it’s at least that much interesting for mobile developers.

You can’t go past the fact that the mobile and the web are close enough for them depend from each other, so I’m hoping to come back to my company inspired, delighted and full with valuable information for fellow web developers, who wan’t be able to attend due to our to high work volume at the moment.

Hoping to get something done on an iOS app the simulates Instagram called InstaPress soly based on WordPress. Can I get it done in time? Let’s see! Follow it’s development here.

See you there? Are you attending?