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WordCamp 2014 – WordPress Visual Designers

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WordPress designers and developers can now deliver just about any combination of page/post designs and layouts in remarkably fast development time. WordPress has changed dramatically in the past 3-5 years. First, there is the opening up of the database to developers with custom fields, posts, pages,queries and taxonomies. This means that WordPress can now deliver any content desired.…

Free Online Web Testgrounds

Over the past year, three online Web testing “playgrounds” have emerged which can be quite useful to WordPress and Web developers alike. All three allow users to register and then save their work for later review at no cost. Here are the test environs: JSFiddle – allows testing in 3 panels: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript…

SQLFiddle:Demo and Testing for SQL Databases

Previously, JSFiddle was featured here as a very handy JavaScript demo and testing environ on the Web. I use it when I don’t have my own machine but want to test out a Web Page that has JavaScript code. Well now the same testing capability has been created for SQL – and its called SQLFiddle.…

DBMS Directions

There is a whole class of new database development that refines the classic Relational database models. Think NoSQL and NewSQL. Here is a paper by Daniel Abadi who is responsible for some of the better NoSQL implementations and has influenced the NewSQL directions. This is a greater starter reference on what is currently  happening in database development…

Posting PowerPoints in WordPress

Embeds into WordPress The most reliable embeds of PowerPoints into WordPress Posts and Pages found so far is using Google Docs viewer WordPress plugin by F.Davis. Here is the Modeling Course Notes PDF[Univ Of Michigan Professor Scott Page – excellent free course very highly recommended – see here]: Here is, from the same Modeling Course,…

New WordPress 3.1

The updated WordPress 3.1 is out and adds a lot of capabilities which will delight developers – yes, its one of those behind the UI screens updates as seen in the screenshot below: WordPress users who have updated to WordPress 2.9 will have an easy install/update to 3.1 [one of the key competitive advantages of…