Tagged: web development

What’s involved in making a mobile app and why it’s not easy

As a web developer, I have friends who come to me with ideas which should be “straight forward”, “easy to do” or will “make us rich”. On their part, their ideas do have a market a lot of the time (albiet not as big as they’d like to think), but that market is usually already dominated by a good solution, and it’s the conversation that immediately gets my back up.

I know for them, they don’t have an idea of what’s truly involved, but this article aims to address this, and to see if my frustrations are universal among the development community when the assumption is, it’s easy to make an app and anyone can make money from it.

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How to add your Plugin to the WordPress Plugin Directory

I’ve written countless plugins for WordPress over the years in work and for my own personal projects but never had I created on with the intention of adding it to the WordPress plugin directory until recently. This post outlines my experiences when writing my Tides Today WordPress Plugin and hopefully answers some of the questions I found myself asking.

This article is targeted at those adding a plugin to the WordPress plugin directory, especially if you have Git services like BitBucket or Github and have no experience with SVN.

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5 reasons why “can we just” should be banned in Digital Agencies

There’s a disease that plagues every digital agency, the sentences that push the assumption-o-meter into the red. “Can we just”, “it’s simple”, “it won’t take long” just to name a few. These sentences induce panic attacks for us developers, beads of ‘panic’ sweat engulf our heads as the words come tumbling from account managers’ mouths. So why are these phrases so damaging?

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