WordCamp Maui: Interacting with External APIs

February 14, 2015

There is a lot of talk these days about tapping into the resources available through external APIs (Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, etc). Much of the functionality needed to interact with APIs is already included in the core through the HTTP class. In this session you will learn the concepts behind pulling data from an external API,

WordCamp Sunday Workspace

October 26, 2014

I am sitting in the contributor room on Sunday at WordCamp San Francisco.

Airport Adventures in Philadelphia

June 9, 2014

I fly a lot. Navigating airports has become second nature to me however we all have our moments, or in this case a whole series of moments… My coworkers are amazing. The company is distributed so we do not see each other in person often. Lastnight a few of us gathered together for merrimaking. I

Creating a two way sync between a Github repository and Subversion

December 3, 2013

Another git <> svn post? As many of you know I have been on a quest to get Jetpack core development moved from the WordPress.org Subversion (svn) repository to Github (git). As part of this process I setup an experimental Jetpack repository to see how synchronization works between git and svn. Lets just clear the

I am speaking at WordCamp Denver 2013 on Unit Testing Plugins

November 16, 2013

I have the pleasure of speaking at WordCamp Denver this year on the subject of Unit Testing Plugins in WordPress. Your plugin is broken; do you know why? In this session, Ben will show you some simple principles to help you integrate unit testing in your plugins that will help you find and eliminate bugs