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Most code I work on is available on GitHub. Here's a few of my latest changes.
- humanmade/linter-bot Closed pull request #65
- WP-API/docs Closed #28: Add docs page for how a typical REST API request…
- probot/probot Commented on #561: I think it makes sense for the default to be…
- tomv564/LSP Commented on #186: I'd definitely still prefer to have the diagnostics panel show…
- probot/probot Commented on #531: Brilliant, thanks. Sounds like this can either be closed now…
- probot/probot Commented on #531: Specifically, the JWT.
- humanmade/Cavalcade-Runner Pushed 2 commits
- humanmade/Cavalcade-Runner Closed pull request #47
- probot/probot Commented on #531: @laughedelic This is _almost_ what I want, but I just…
I write articles sometimes, often on projects I’m working on. Here’s the latest stuff I’ve published.
- State of the REST API 2017 As we approach the State of the Word 2017 at WordCamp US, I think this is a good time to look back on the state of the REST API project and core focus over the last year. 2017 has been an interesting year for the REST API with highs and lows, and periods of intense […]
- Requests for PHP: Version 1.7 Requests 1.7 is now available with a tonne of changes. Here’s some of the highlights: Add support for HHVM and PHP 7: Requests is now tested against both HHVM and PHP 7, and they are supported as first-party platforms. Transfer & connect timeouts, in seconds & milliseconds Rework cookie handling to be more thorough: Cookies […]
- Patch WordPress via GitHub A few days ago, I started tweeting about the Stack Overflow Developer Survey, where 74% of developers surveyed said they dread working with WordPress. I received a tonne of replies that I’m still working through, and I’ll post about that soon. One reply that did come up a few times was contributing via GitHub. Matt […]
- The (Complex) State of Meta in the WordPress REST API One of the other discussion points in our recent API meeting was the state of meta in the REST API. We recently made the somewhat-controversial decision to remove generic meta handling from the API. As we didn’t have time to get into the specifics in the meeting, I wanted to expand on exactly what we’re […]
- Progressive Enhancement with the WordPress REST API In a REST API discussion today, we discussed the future of the REST API. Something I touched upon briefly in that meeting is the concept of progressive enhancement with the REST API. Since this topic hasn’t been brought up much previously, I want to elaborate on how progressive enhancement works. Progressive enhancement is our key […]
I work on a lot of projects, so here’s a non-exhaustive list of my favourites.
A HTTP client library built for usability and compatibility.
GitHub-style notifications (with reply-by-email) for your WordPress site.
Drop-in replacement for wp-cron. Scales horizontally for multi-server setups.
High-quality placeholder images using miniscule amounts of data.
Completely-rewritten domain mapping for the 21st Century.
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I'm terrible at replying, but I'll definitely read it. Please don't send support requests; those are better off filed as an issue on the relevant issue tracker.