My Javascript Tools and Workflow Tips

It’s important for a modern front-end developer to have good tools and workflow that is going to survive the perpetually changing land of frameworks, ES specs, Typescript, and slightlybetterthanwhatyoudidyesterday.js craziness. I’ve been working with modern JavaScript tools and frameworks for long enough to have nailed down a pretty good workflow, which I’ll share today. The […]

Javascript, APIs, and the Future of WordPress

Automattic just announced Calypso, which is a radical new interface for WordPress.com. It replaces the old WordPress.com admin experience with a faster, more modern approach. It uses a Javascript framework called React, which was developed by Facebook. The main advantage of React is that it’s supposed to allow development of web and mobile apps using […]

Dealing with Custom Taxonomies in the WP-API

Update: this article focuses on the WP-API v1. Click here for an article on filtering with the WP-API v2 in WordPress 4.7+. I have recently started working on a mobile app for a WordPress site that relies heavily on custom taxonomies. The app needs to pull in posts from WordPress through the WP-API, and allow […]

4 Ways to Make Your Ionic App Feel Native

Recent developments in the hybrid world are blurring the lines between hybrid and native. You can now use native transitions and native scrolling, along with a fast framework like Ionic. In many cases, it’s impossible to tell any difference between hybrid and native, since many fully native apps use WebViews. The exciting thing is that […]

Working with Custom Post Types in WP-API v2

If you worked with the first version of the WP-API, you know that getting custom post types was really easy. To get all posts, I could send a GET request to http://scottbolinger.com/wp-json/posts. To get a specific type, I could send my request to http://scottbolinger.com/wp-json/posts?type=event. There have been some pretty big changes in version 2, which […]

Basic Authentication with the WP-API (v2) and AngularJS

Working on the WP-App Project, we need to use authentication to do certain things in the app. Deleting/approving comments, or listing users for example. Basic Authentication is handy for testing code, but it should only be used in development, since you send the user/pass with every request. For production, you’ll want to use OAuth from […]

The WP-App Project

Today I’m excited to announce the WP-App Project: a free, open-source mobile app for WordPress site management. The idea is to create a customizable mobile app for WordPress site owners to manage their posts, pages, comments, media, etc. What’s that you say, a WordPress app already exists? Ah, but not like this. No sir, not […]

My 5 Favorite Business Blogs

Reading good blog posts is one of my favorite ways to learn about business. There’s a lot of noise out there, lots of blogs are not worth reading. When your time is limited, it’s important you get to the good stuff quickly. Here are the blogs I get solid, actionable business advice from consistently.

The Most Important Thing a Founder Does

Most companies start when someone has an idea, and they start making something: a product, a consultancy, a SaaS app, or whatever. In the early days, the founder is really involved in making the product. If you are a technical founder, you write a lot of code, build your website, setup email marketing and other […]

The Minimum Viable Product

Minimum Viable Product

“Real artists ship.” –Steve Jobs “If you’re not embarrassed when you ship your first version you waited too long.” –Matt Mullenweg You’ve probably heard of an MVP, it stands for Minimum Viable Product. The term was popularized by Eric Ries, It means that you should ship when you reach minimum viability, not a moment before […]