Across on the Delicious Brains blog I’ve written up a high-level summary of how we’ve automated some of the testing for our plugins before release.
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What? Really? So soon after releasing Meta Pixie? Yep, just one week after releasing Meta Pixie I’ve managed to finish off and release Meta Pixie Pro. To be honest, I was already working on the Pro addon for Meta Pixie when I announced Meta Pixie’s release last week, as I had to wait for Meta […]
Ever since I released Options Pixie to enable easy viewing of options records in a WordPress database, my colleague at Delicious Brains, Ashley Rich, has been bugging me virtually non-stop to create something that lets us look at postmeta records. It’s really handy for us when working on WP Offload S3 to be able to […]
Last weekend I re-stumbled across ActorDB, a very interesting distributed database system that scales near linearly by scoping work to “Actors”. Every database action, whether that’s an insert, select, update, delete or whatnot, always starts by specifying the Actor. This effectively scopes the changes to a single database, which then replicates to its sibling databases […]
Well, I finally did it, I got Options Pixie Pro 1.0 for WordPress finished and released! After many late nights (but no weekends), I finally got to a point where I was very happy with how Options Pixie Pro was working, and confident that it provided enough value to be worthy of release. It’s pretty […]
I’m writing a short series for Delicious Brains on building reactive style frontend WordPress plugins. Part 1, which uses Backbone.js on the frontend, just went live. This first article is rather long as it introduces the plugin and its backend as well as how to use Backbone.js. Follow up articles should be shorter as each […]
Over on the Delicious Brains blog I’ve written about a couple of ways to use a free Let’s Encrypt certificate when using a Linode NodeBalancer. It was a fun exercise, and will no doubt come in handy for a couple of projects I have in mind.
There’s been a number of times when I’ve wanted to quickly check the value of a record in the wp_options table of a WordPress site’s database, but not had easy access to the database, usually when the site and database are on a remote server. I’ve tried using the /wp-admin/options.php page, but it’s not ideal and […]
Recently in a Slack chat we discussed how we try and stay healthy while working from home. We all have different methods, some have been consistent and dedicated to staying fit and healthy, some not so much. We’ve all decided that we’re going to “air our laundry” with this post, whether it’s clean or not, […]
Today I had an email from Apple to say that my first iOS game, Missed Three, had entered “In Review” status, which I thought was pretty good as it’d only been submitted for review a week ago. Then, just 30 minutes later I received another email to tell me that Missed Three was ready for […]
I wrote a post for Delicious Brains to give a Preview of the Multisite Tools Addon for WP Migrate DB Pro. Apologies for the video that accompanies the post, in my defence it was my first ever screencast!
Recently I was able to buy ianmjones.com, a slight upgrade to my existing ianmjones.net domain. On re-appraisal of the old ianmjones.net as was, I felt that the site did not reflect who I am now, so I made the decision to start from scratch, to reboot if you will. You are now reading the first […]