Git Subtrees

I’ve been working on a Spree project recently and decided to open source a couple of the extensions about half way through development. After doing a little reading here, here and here I decided a better fit would be to use a subtree. I broke the extensions off into their own repos, forked them to...

View SCSS in Chrome Dev Tools with Source Maps

@paul_irish recently tweeted about this ( I can’t find the tweet right now so I’ll just summarize ) The one nice thing about writing vanilla CSS is that when something breaks or needs to be tweaked you can pop open the dev tools and find the exact file and line where the offending CSS lives....

Update WordPress & Plugins over SSH

For security reasons, we don’t typically enable FTP on any of our servers. WordPress downloads core and plugins via FTP, so updating usually involves doing it locally and then deploying the changes. In most cases WordPress core isn’t included in the repo, so that has to be done manually : ssh into the server, wget...

What is a modern web application?

On Sept. 10th I attended a presentation by two Developer Advocates at Google, Pete Lepage and Jan Kleinert. Pete was kind enough to share the slide show he used for the presentation on his website. I found it very informative and thought I’d share a summary. The subject of the presentation was : What is a modern web application?...