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WHERE clause, we use the equality comparison operator - the equals sign (=) - as a means to filter rows based on some equality condition(s).
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I have curated some fantastic reads for you this week. Let’s get to them!
The WordPress Block-Based Ecosystem Reaches Fruition
By: Reuben Walker
Reuben Walker shares great coverage on WordPress as it moves forward in block-based design and building.
We learn about:
Full Site Editing (FSE)
And much, much more.
Content like this is quite useful for someone like me that is more and more interested in learning WordPress and I know you will appreciate it too.
Best Practices for CodeIgniter Web Development
By: Jane Brewer
I'm okay admitting I am a bit biased towards CodeIgniter.
All that said, there are good pointers in this article.
Those that stood out to me:
Keep the code modular - The only thing I can add here is I need to work on better implementing this myself.
Use the standard libraries - Don't reinvent the wheel. Use the built-in libraries.
Design lightweight models - Use multiple models to manage complex data relationships.
7 pieces of Linux advice for beginners
By: Opensource.com (Red Hat)
Once you jump into the Linux ecosystem, you realize that the sky's the limit.
To this day I would do well to use these pieces of advice.
Enjoy the process
Share the Linux you know and use
Linux is pretty awesome don't you agree?
What’s a WordPress “Developer?”
By: Dan Knauss
Oh boy. Wanna open up a can of worms?
Here ya go…
I don't necessarily have an opinion on this one way or the other. I am a backend PHP and MySQL developer and figuring out WordPress (or where it's going) is challenging for me.
Page builders, code, and low code/no-code all take some form of time commitment and learning.
I respect them all.
Use what works and get the job done is what I say.
Class, Instance, Object, Interface, Trait
By: Tony Reijm
There are many terms, definitions, and keywords for programming languages. I'm sure there are even some slang words out there.
This article covers important terms and concepts related to Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) in PHP.
There are fantastic, 'plain speak' explanations on each of these staple OOP concepts.
I sure enjoyed reading this post.
WordPress WooCommerce Contact Form Plugin with Widget
This post covers a deep dive into a WordPress contact form plugin that registers a WordPress widget.
There is plenty of plugin code in this article for anyone (like me - raises hand) to study and learn more about creating WordPress plugins.
I have a lot to learn about WordPress development. This is a fantastic article to delve into as I become more familiar with it.
Your first database wrapper's childhood diseases
After reading this, I get the sense I should get out of PDO's way and let PDO do its thing.
This article is full of so much good information, it should be illegal for it to be that good and free at the same time.
I'm going to say that a large portion of the PHP code I write to work with PDO is unnecessary.
Do visit the 'General purpose query function' section within the post as you bookmark it.🔖
A Drupal developer's guide to Progressive Web Apps
By: Alex Borsody
Honestly, I've not looked into Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) that much. I am aware of them but never really studied their implementation.
This post is a high-level overview of the steps and practices of how you can create a PWA using Drupal. As the article covers, you could easily follow this same workflow for other solutions as well.
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