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Tom McFarlin
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I’m a self-employed developer who builds products and services using WordPress.
I’m a self-employed developer who builds products and services using WordPress.

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Dobby is one of the various WordPress admin notice plugins that I think is worth checking out both for bloggers and for developers.
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I’ve written a number of posts about Valet (here and here) and why I think it’s a solid option when it comes to working as a local web server for WordPress-based development. It’s easy to setup, it’s got built-in support for WordPress, it uses Nginx…
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It's about finding a balance of team-based pragmatism and engineering. Given software companies have existed for decades am I to writing about this?
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If you're looking to following the PSR logging interface, be sure to review PSR-3 and check out Monolog which implements said logger interface.
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I previously discussed programming side effects in the context of PSR-1. But their importance extends beyond a single language and into general programming.
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Keep your classes purposeful. Avoid things such as "[declaring] new classes, functions, constants, etc." and "[executing] logic with side effects." 
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After enough projects working with smarter developers, I'm at a place to start using PSRs in WordPress WordPress development.
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For modern workflows and employing them within the context of theme development, the Tonik WordPress Starter Theme is worth a look.
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We should start avoiding class_exists in much of our code at this point (with a few exceptions that I'll outline later).
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Let's say you're working on a page template and it's going to include a partial that's going to display recent custom post types (or maybe even the standard post type) of the post type you're viewing.
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