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Debugging WordPress with Ray, Part 2 - Tom McFarlin

TL;DR: Here’s another way to start debugging WordPress with Ray using Composer on a project-specific basis. Last week, I wrote a brief introduction on Ray, what I like about it, and why I enjoy using it with WordPress. I also… Continue Reading →

Resources, Week of 25 July 2021 - Tom McFarlin

Most of the resources and articles I’m sharing this week are the usual type but there are a few, such as original Kindles no longer being able to access the web via 3G, that are an interesting read mainly because… Continue Reading →

Debugging WordPress with Ray, Part 1 - Tom McFarlin

TL;DR: This post gives a high-level overview of what kind of app Ray is and how to set it up for use in WordPress. For as long as I’ve been involved with WordPress development, I’ve consistently seen developers – myself… Continue Reading →

Resources, Week of 18 July 2021 - Tom McFarlin

This week, I clocked out of my role as a Senior Backend Engineer at WebDevStudios (and it was a great 2.5 years of solid work on some very interesting projects), and began working as a Senior Developer at Awesome Motive…. Continue Reading →

Resources, Week of 11 July 2021 - Tom McFarlin

Here’s a list of resources for the previous week including things for PHP, JavaScript, and other articles and tools. I also talk a little bit about where else I am and may start posting content. An event-driven mindset PHP 8.1:… Continue Reading →

Resources, Week of 4 July 2021 - Tom McFarlin

This past weekend, we celebrated the Fourth of July here in the States. If you celebrated anything over the past weekend, I hope it was great. If not, perhaps the next holiday will be . Understanding Static & Headless WordPress… Continue Reading →

How To Downgrade Composer, PHP, and NPM - Tom McFarlin

TL;DR: If you’re working on a variety of projects each of which requires different versions of PHP, Composer, and/or NPM you may need to change the version of all or any permutation of any of these utilities. This article outlines… Continue Reading →

Building Backcast, Part 6 - Tom McFarlin

TL;DR: I’m tired of writing code without consistent standards (I often work on code that changes between WordPress or PSR2) so this is how I installed PHP Coding Standards via Composer and a few extra extensions for the project. This… Continue Reading →

Resources, Week of 27 June 2021 - Tom McFarlin

As I’ve shared in the last few articles for this category, I started sharing stuff on Twitter pretty regularly. But I don’t that much more either. So, given that I’ve started keeping a list of things in Apple Notes that… Continue Reading →

Resources, Week of 20 June 2021 - Tom McFarlin

As I’ve shared in the last few articles for this category, I started sharing stuff on Twitter pretty regularly. But I don’t that much more either. So, given that I’ve started keeping a list of things in Apple Notes that… Continue Reading →

Resources, Week of 13 June 2021 - Tom McFarlin

As I’ve shared in the last few articles for this category, I started sharing stuff on Twitter pretty regularly. But I don’t that much more either. So, given that I’ve started keeping a list of things in Apple Notes that… Continue Reading →

Resources, Week of 6 June 2021 - Tom McFarlin

Note long ago, I started sharing stuff on Twitter pretty regularly. But I don’t that much more either. So, given that I’ve started keeping a list of things in Apple Notes that I find useful, I thought I might as… Continue Reading →

Don’t Over-Architect Your Blog Posts - Tom McFarlin

At some point, I lost the motivation to write about anything that would include too much code because of the amount of time it would take to: put a functioning solution together, architect it in such a way that’d fit… Continue Reading →

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