Daniel Bachhuber of Automattic’s WordPress.com VIP team, gave this awesome talk at WordCamp Phoenix 2012 earlier this year. He walked through some things developers are overlooking when working with WordPress, and some great tips and tricks to speed up your development workflow.
One thing I learned from that talk is that I should stop using Textmate’s “search in project” and use ack instead, which is faster, available in the command line environment (no need for GUI), and has a bunch of options for output customization. By the way, here’s how you install ack on OS X:
- Download and install MacPorts if you haven’t already.
- Open your Terminal and type
sudo port install p5-app-ack
You can find the notes and slides to the presentation on Daniel’s blog, and by the way, it was originally called “Five tenets to mastering WordPress development” :)
Hope you enjoy the video and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.