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Basecamp for WordPress Anyone?

As many of you know, I have been doing this freelancing thing for nearly 3 months now.  I have really been enjoying it and as I ponder what my focus/specialty will be I keep coming back to BuddyPress. I really love the idea of using WordPress to build powerful interactive websites that empower people to collaborate and create a community.

While I would like to start bringing in some more BuddyPress clients, I also have a few product ideas that I am really excited about and one in particular that I would like your feedback on.

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Leaving Friends – 10up Web Engineer to Freelancer

It is with great excitement and yet equal sadness that I am moving on from 10up starting April 4th. The past year with the company has been amazing! I have learned so much and made so many friends. I feel like I have really been able to grow with the company and have been able to work on some mind-blowing projects.

10up has tripled since the day I was hired but I know that my competency level and experience has gone way beyond that. Yet even with all that change, it remains a welcoming and exciting place to work due in no small part to the talented leadership and amazing people that they tirelessly seek out (I bet you didn’t know that 10up is still hiring – shameless plug). Read more

Goodbye var_dump, Code Stepping with XDebug and PHPStorm

Several weeks back I had my world turned upside down when I took the advice of Luke Woodward, my team’s Senior Web Engineer at 10up, to hook up code stepping with Xdebug to help troubleshoot a problem I was working on. Boy was that a good idea! I had been intending to hook this up for a while but had never made it a priority, but now I use it every day as a replacement for conventional debugging tools like ‘var_dump()’ and ‘wp_die()’. Read more