It’s Not About Finding the Perfect JavaScript Templating Engine

We’re currently working on a project that communicates with a third-party API. The response data is returned in JSON format, so we’ve opted to take the response and pipe it into a JavaScript templating engine.

The challenge: Finding the perfect JavaScript templating engine.

Well, sort of. The thing is, finding a templating engine is pretty easy. There are plenty of them. And many of them work the same way. I’m not sure I’m in a place where I could say I have a “favorite.”

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WordPress Data Collection with EZ Data

Usually, whenever I share resources on this site, it’s for development-related tools. Sometimes it’s plugins, other times; it’s things that we may use that are tangentially related to our work.

Sometimes, I’ll publish things from peers in the industry who I don’t know; other times; it’s from people who I know, consider a friend, and respect.

And the latter is the case with Roy Sivan and EZ Data.

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WordPress Admin Notice Plugins (And Why Options Are Good)

A couple of days ago, someone shot me a link to Dobby (no the house-elf, but sorta – and it would’ve been just a bit cooler, right? :). In short, it’s one of the various WordPress admin notice plugins that I think is worth checking out.

WordPress Admin Notices

It’s written by Thorsten Frommen (who inspired this post, to be honest) and a developer for whom I have a lot of respect.

The plugin’s description is as follows:

Dobby, the friendly Admin Elf, takes care of all your (unwanted) admin notices.

The emphasis added is mine, but it sounds a little familiar, doesn’t itThe drama.

Or not. 🙂

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A Few More Spotify Playlists for Work

Towards the end of last year, I shared a list of Spotify playlists for work that seemed to garner a good response if for no other reason than offering up some additional things to check out on my own 😇).

Since a few months have past and I’ve had a chance to listen, evaluate, and come up with a few more playlists to share I thought why not share another list?

Spotify Playlists for Work, Volume 2

So just as I shared towards the end of last year, here’s a list of the ambient music or the soundtracks I’ve been listening to as of late.

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WordPress Plugins I Use (As Of 2017)

A couple of weeks ago, an international WordPress-friend of mine, Thorsten Frommnen, tweeted the following asking what WordPress plugins I use (and others use) right now:

You’d have to click-through to see the whole thread. I’ve wanted to follow-up with the post for a little while now and just now have the chance.

For what it’s worth, I don’t know if it’s all that interesting to cover all the plugins that I have running. Admittedly, it’s not many (and no, it’s not because I get into the too-many-plugins-slow-down-a-site-debate), but it’s because I just don’t use that many to run this site.

With that said, here’s a rundown of the WordPress plugins I use, why, and where you can get ’em.

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