Author Archives: Jonas Linde

7 simple rules of conduct for software developers

I often refer to the adaptation of the boy scout rule for software development which says that as a software developer you should aim to ”always check a module in cleaner than when you checked it out” . Continuing to be inspired … Continue reading

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How to create a structured .gitignore file

If you are working with git as your version control system on your projects then you are probably aware of the .gitignore file. Not heard about the .gitignore file before? Then I recommend to read up on what the .gitignore … Continue reading

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WordPress Themes vs Plugins and the single responsibility principle

Have you every thought about what should go into a WordPress theme and what should go into a WordPress plugin? This is a question that I for sometime have been thinking reading about. The WordPress codex has the following definitions: ”Fundamentally, the WordPress Theme … Continue reading

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Use Vagrant to setup and manage your development environment

When there are more then one person working on developing a application there is a need to make sure every  one is using the same revisions off all the tools that are used to produce the application. One way is to write … Continue reading

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How to build a WordPress query for the Loop

Have you ever need to generate a wordpress query to be used in the loop but you have not been really sure how to do it? Try using the WordPress query generator it might help you get going!

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Do you have a good flow in GIT?

I have previously talked about a successful git branching model by Vincent Driessen which I find to be very useful as starting point for creating a branching model that fits your needs. Now there is a cool little tool called gitflow … Continue reading

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How to install PEAR on Mac OS X

Needing to use PEAR I stumbled upon a simple tutorial to install PEAR on Mac OS X by Jason McCreary. Simply follow the three steps and you’ll be up and running! Download PEAR Configure and Install PEAR Verify PEAR Download Run … Continue reading

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Creating a single file WordPress plugin in 2 steps

To create a single file plugin in WordPress is really simple. Following the steps below should leave you with a single file plugin that is ready to be filled with valuable functionality. Create a new PHP file with a name … Continue reading

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4 core company statements for your business

Do you run a business? If so, there are 4 statements that you should be aware of and preferably have defined for your business. These statements are… the vision statement, a description of what your organization wants to become the … Continue reading

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Agile vs Iterative developement

Developing new (software) products in an agile manner has become more or less de-facto standard these days. Most of us can agree to that, right? But are your really sure that you are doing agile development? Maybe you are not. … Continue reading

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