Link Category: Videos
Learn Git for Free with Dan Gitschooldude
Last year I put together a conference talk on Git. While researching it, and wanting to make sure I really understood Git, I stumbled upon a free YouTube channel that is just chock-full of good practical advice about Git.
Sandi Metz: You Are Insufficiently Persuasive
One of my favorite very nerdy hobbies is watching conference talks from tech conferences I don’t attend. In my time doing that, Sandi Metz — who is best known inside the Ruby community — is one the consistently good speakers I always seek out. Her talk from RubyConf in New Orleans last year is no exception to the rule. You should watch it and be nerdy like me:
A Good Talk on Personal Data Security
In an effort to make sure I miss nothing for my forthcoming security course (which may or may not be coming in November…), I’ve been watching a lot of WordPress.tv talks tagged with “security”. Many of the talks are very very good, but this one has an added interesting trait: it’s got little to do with WordPress.
Do the WordPress Wiggle
WordCamp Denver was last weekend. And it was a really great event which I would recommend that everyone try to get to in future years. I got to hang out lots of nice friends, old and new, and it was a very good (and tasty) time. But the most sharable highlight is definitely a song commissioned by Zack Katz of GravityView, by the artist Jonathan Mann who may be best known as “Song-a-Day Mann.” It’s *real* catchy, and it’s all about WordPress:
Learn the Business Side of Running a Premium Plugin Shop with Making Pro Plugins
If you’ve ever wanted to offer a WordPress plugin on the open market, you’ll know a lot of questions come right up. “How?” and “Is my code good enough?” and “Will I immediately drown in support tickets?” are just three.
“Beginning Graphic Design”: Free Video Introduction to Graphic Design
I’ve wanted to brush up my graphic design chops for quite a while—not to the point of actually becoming a graphic designer, but of more confidently standing in for one on projects that don’t need a full-time designer’s involvement.
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What Makes a WooCommerce Website Successful?
If you haven’t checked out the WP Tonic Podcast yet, now is a great time to tune in. In this episode, WordPress leaders Scott Buscemi, Sallie Goetsch, Morten Rand-Hendriksen, and John Locke discuss WooCommerce and share their thoughts on how you can actually be successful using it on your site. There’s also a very interesting discussion about some of the WordPress world’s more notable recent news stories. I really appreciated their thoughts on Automattic’s structure (or lack their of) and how it impacts developers.
Running a Business While Keeping Up With Changing Technology
In this recent post over at envato tuts+ WordPress leader Tom McFarlin shares some of the key lessons he’s learned about navigating changing technology as a developer. Tom first shared his insights at his recent talk on the same topic at WordCamp San Diego, which you can catch the video of. I appreciated his advice to go deep rather than broad when it comes to your knowledge. In an industry like web development where tools change so rapidly, it’s helpful to have examples of people who have committed to WordPress almost exclusively and been very successful because of it.