Notice: January’s meeting will be highly technical, so we will begin the meeting with a Q and A session for non technical members.
With such a wide matrix of WordPress versions, browsers, and plugin combinations out there, it can be a daunting task releasing your own plugin with highly forgiving compatibility requirements. In this presentation, I will demonstrate how you can write your plugins to support more users than you thought possible using automated unit tests while feeling confident that your new plugin changes didn’t break your other features or even WordPress itself.
This presentation will be highly technical, and require some previous experience writing WordPress plugins. We will make use of the new WordPress unit testing framework, and PHPUnit.
As part of the Open Source Outreach team at Bluehost, Bryan is a developer that works full-time on WordPress core, contributing patches, and providing support to the WordPress community. He is very passionate about open source software, has mentored students in the Google Summer of Code program 4 years in a row, and is also an official developer on the wxWidgets open source project.