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Category: Editorial






WordPress’s Conservatism: The Best Worst Thing

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At the end of last week, there was a bit of action on the front of the WP (JSON) REST API finally and fully arriving in WordPress core so it can be used universally by plugins and projects without the need for installing an extra plugin. The summary: it’s probably not happening in 4.5, and it may even be some time later than 4.6. (Here’s Sarah Gooding’s story on the Tavern, Adam Silverstein’s meeting summary at make.wordpress.org.) I have opinions on that matter, but this is not an article about them. Rather, it’s an article about why this didn’t really surprise me, and where my lack of surprise comes from. This topic has been on my ideas list for a long time, and these events just pushed me to finally publish it.




Why WordPress is a Great Bridge into Being a Web Professional

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It seems that in the last ten years the whole world has decided that being a programmer, or at least doing work that somehow involves the internet, is a great thing. Every week we hear of a new initiative to help different people learn to code in a new way. Everyone says it’s both vital to our collective future, and a great career to have.