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Git for WordPress – Getting Started

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Motivation

We have been trying to get Git implemented into our theme development process for a rather long time. This didn’t work out, though, since Git is a bit difficult to grab if you don’t feel at home in the abstract vicinity of the command line.
So we set out to work this out. Me, more the developer and geeky type on one side and Kirsten, my partner, designer and maker of custom WordPress themes on the other side.
We finally managed and wanted to share our experience with anybody who might be getting more and more frustrated about “just not getting Git”. Continue reading “Git for WordPress – Getting Started”

Last glimpse of summer

Almost every day I pass this huge sunflower field. It looked gorgeous when they were blooming. Now summer is drawing to a close. The other day I didn’t put of taking pictures any longer but went back home and got my camera.

Yesterday a period of hot summer days here in Germany ended with thunderstorms and heavy rain.

More summer pics of sunflowers

 

Douglas Crockfort: JavaScript – The Good Parts

From my reading list: Douglas Crockfort analyzes JavaScript and describes what he feels are the good parts and the inevitable bad parts.
I like his different approach to JavaScript and his scientific way of describing it and proving his points.

Douglas Crockfort analyzes JavaScript and describes what he feels are the good parts and the inevitable bad parts. Continue reading “Douglas Crockfort: JavaScript – The Good Parts”

David Flanagan: JavaScript – The Definitive Guide

JavaScript reference at it’s best. There probably isn’t much about JavaScript that’s not covered here. It might be a bit intimidating for newbies but it is well worth the effort! It looks back on a long history (first edition: 1996) and has grown with JavaScript over the years. “The Bible of JavaScript” is well worth the investment, if you don’t have it already.

The Definitive Guide. JavaScript reference at it’s best. There probably isn’t much about JavaScript that’s not covered here. Continue reading “David Flanagan: JavaScript – The Definitive Guide”

Yvon Chouinard: Let my people go surfing

Yvon Chouinard writes about his life story as much as about the story of Patagonia. From the very beginning as a small shop for climbing supplies to todays company, offering a wide range of clothing for people who love to be outdoors.

The education of a reluctant business man

“Three wonderful books rolled into one: a moving autobiography, the story of a unique business, and a detailed blueprint for hope.” Jared Diamond
(Nothing to add by me, really) Continue reading “Yvon Chouinard: Let my people go surfing”

SXSWi: June Cohen, TED

Radical Openness: Growing TED by Giving it Away

Early Sunday morning, daylight savings time on top of it. But June Cohens Solo Panel was absolutely worth getting there in time.

She gave a short overview how TED has developed during the past years. The first TED talks were actually online as early as 2006 as podcasts. In 2007 you were able to view them on the website.

The big idea behind TED is to reach people everywhere, to spread brilliant new ideas and thought provoking opinions. It’s intention is to offer a platform for innovation for a global audience. It has grown to become a strong community, with many enthusiasts and participants around the world. Being able to be a part of it probably is the greatest reward one could get. Money can not substitute this. Continue reading “SXSWi: June Cohen, TED”