GitHub Code Review Comes to VIP Go

On our containerized managed platform, VIP Go, the platform team has been experimenting with and refining one of the most valuable parts of our service: code review. Code review does lots of things for our clients. It gives developers confidence that their code will run at scale, that they’re not adding any unanticipated technical debt, […]

Improving Collaboration and Code Quality with Peer Code Review

High standards for code quality can be easy to maintain with a small team. But as Matt Boynes, a partner at WordPress.com VIP Featured Partner agency Alley Interactive, found out, code quality was difficult to scale as his team grew in size. He set out to solve this by instituting peer code reviews. Every single line of code would […]

Have some Shortcake – the plugin which makes shortcodes a piece of cake

Shortcodes can be a useful way of defining complex HTML elements within the WordPress editing window. But as Matthew Haines-Young, senior engineer at WordPress.com VIP Featured Partner agency Human Made, told the London Big Media & Enterprise Meetup, ‘everybody hates them.’ His solution is Shortcake, a plugin developed as part of Human Made’s work with the US media company […]

Code Review For Teams – Now With Full Transcript

Mo Jangda from Automattic gave a presentation and lead a discussion on Code Review at a recent WordPress Big Media Meetup in New York City now with full transcript.  So to get a sense of what the room looks like, how many people here are developers? So the majority of people, probably 70-80 per cent. How many […]

WordPress.com VIP Acquires Code For The People

Code For The People is a six-person WordPress development agency based in the UK, known for their great service and the enterprise tools they’ve created. Automattic has acquired them and will be winding down the consulting part of their business as they join our WordPress.com VIP team to continue building the best tools and services […]

Big Media WordPress Meetup: Code Review for Teams

We’re continuing to post the presentations from our recent WordPress Big Media Meetup in New York City. Today, a presentation and discussion on Code Review, lead by Mo Jangda from WordPress.com VIP.    To see the presentations from previous Big Media WordPress Meetups, click here.

Code For The People: How Media Explorer Was Made

With the new Media Explorer plugin, you can now search for tweets and videos on Twitter and YouTube directly from the Add Media screen in WordPress. Media Explorer is a joint project by WordPress.com VIP and Code For The People (a VIP Featured Partner). In this post, CFTP’s John Blackbourn shares the technical and user experience decisions that […]

Ad Code Manager v0.4: Easier Configuration for Google AdSense and Doubleclick For Publishers Async

Ad Code Manager is a plugin designed to help you deal with ad codes, those short snippets of Javascript used to display advertisements on your website. Yesterday, Rinat Khaziev of Doejo, Jeremy Felt of 10up, and I released version 0.4. This release incorporates the following: Streamlined configuration for Doubleclick for Publishers Async and Google AdSense. Check out the configuration […]

Etsy’s behind-the-scenes blog, Code as Craft, on WordPress.com VIP

Etsy had a record-breaking weekend between Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year, and their network continues to grow! On their site Code as Craft, hosted here at WordPress.com VIP, their engineers take a deeper look at what it takes to run such a successful network and system architecture, and discuss a wide range of topics […]

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