Category: Software Development

Sometimes I write about WordPress, Software Development, Linux, or other really geeky stuff.

Using Easy Digital Downloads Software Licensing as an API GateKeeper

It’s no secret I’m a fan of Easy Digital Downloads as I’m a contributor and support technician Lead Developer for the project. I’m also a HUGE fan of the Software...

/ April 19, 2014

A Chance To Learn Something New

In my last 4 years as a software developer for GoDaddy, I’ve had the chance to work on one of the largest scale WordPress sites that I’ve ever worked with....

/ March 23, 2014

Pushover Notifications for Completed Transmission Downloads

Although widely used for piracy, Torrents have their place in the legit world too. I use them quite often to download larger Linux distributions as well as other large open...

/ March 13, 2014

Removing another plugins hooks

The Problem Recently, I was working on a support thread where the user was attempting to override the default functionality of Easy Digital Downloads by using the remove_action() function. This...

/ March 3, 2014

Lessons I’ve Learned from Enterprise Software Development

No matter how many personal projects, open-source projects, or GitHub repos you’ve submitted changes to…nothing can prepare you for the arduous process that enterprise level software development can be. I...

/ March 1, 2014

My Return to the Customer Support World

Anyone who tells you doing customer support is easy, is either lying, naive, or insane…or some combination of all three. It’s a hard role that will try your patience on...

/ February 28, 2014

Undo git pull

So this morning I was updating my local development environment and getting the latest code from the upstream repo of a project I have forked on GitHub when I suddenly...

/ January 23, 2014

An issue for every commit

Over this past weekend at WordCamp Phoenix, I had the pleasure of sitting down with the 3/4 of the Easy Digital Downloads core development team. Pippin, Dan, and Chris traveled...

/ January 22, 2014

Plugin: WP e-Commerce Status Board

A while back I wrote about integrating WordPress plugins with Panic’s Status Board iPad App, and while the plugin has been soft launched for about a month while I listen...

/ December 3, 2013

New Features and the Tyranny of the Default

It’s happened to all of us at some point or another. We see the shiny ‘Update’ button on our WordPress dashboard, phone, or other platform with excitement and can’t wait...

/ August 28, 2013