WordPress batch processing doesn’t exactly sound like the most exciting aspect of programming (regardless of the platform, really). And working with large sets of data in WordPress usually comes down to one of two solutions:
Both of these solutions are great, and they do their job well; however, there are times when you’re working with large sets of data within the WordPress administration area that could be manipulated with a simple batch process.
This isn’t to say that using the command-line is bad, but sometimes toggling a few options to work with posts, comments, or other data types would be nice.
I mean, why bother, right? I’ve heard of it. You’ve heard of it. So what’s the point of reiterating something we’ve already heard?
Versions App is one of those Subversion clients that’s been around for years. In fact, when I moved to Mac, it might have been the first one I tried.
I liked it, too. It did what I needed it to do, it did it well, and it was simple. And that last part, simplicity, is something that I really want out of software these days.
Maybe I’m getting old. Or maybe I’m developing better taste. I’m going to go with the latter one for this.
Anyway, for some time I ended up using a slightly more advanced client that had a wider range of features, and that did some really good stuff as far as Subversion is concerned. But over time, I’ve migrated further and further away from Subversion.
And in doing so, I’ve begun to re-evaluate my tools (as one should do from time-to-time).
Tab management is one of those problems that’s kind of funny.
Remember back in the day when we had browsers and we opened multiple windows so we could track all of the various sites on which we were browsing or on which we were working or whatever?
Yeah. Those days.
Then remember when Firefox came along (or one of the open source alternatives), it was kind of nice to be able to install an extension or add-on that added tab management.
But now we’ve just kind of increased the problem exponentially. At least I have. Because I have multiple windows each with multiple tabs.
And yeah, the Merge Windows extension is nice because it helps bring everything together. But then we’ve gotta deal with saving our session (which there are some nice extensions for that) or keeping track of where we were.
That’s where tab management starts to get a little bit rougher.