The last few months have proved to be a tough time for myself. During the past few months I have finalised a divorce and clean break order, started a new position at an up and coming cloud service and moved into a new home. In turn, I haven’t had the chance to concentrate on YAPS.
While I thoroughly enjoy writing plugins and particularly the YAPS framework my heart currently lies with Ruby on Rails development, being that my job relies on it, and that I find it astoundingly enjoyable to code in.
Having a vast amount of ideas for small web apps that could be useful to many, further progressing YAPS, with the time required to manage and support the plugin framework will prohibit this. Thus, I have had to make the decision to discontinue the development. Continue reading
I was discussing with Pippin from PippinsPlugins about using his pretty cool, extremely light weight logging class for YAPS, by extending the core.
The conversation got me thinking about ways to inject methods into an already existing class without using experimental code and extensions for PHP, such as classkit and runkit.
This week I have spent a great deal of time working on the YAPS core, specifically a series of classes for forms, fields and validation.
The general concepts surrounding these classes is to allow for simple management of forms, fields and validation. Continue reading
In September I spent some time looking over existing WordPress plugins, looking through the code (some of which are beautifully written), the functionality and the extensibility. I came to the conclusion that on a user interaction, socialisation fore-front there isn’t a great deal of plugins out there, at least, not any that I liked.
The most well-known plugin for social member functionality is BuddyPress, and while I’m happy to take my hat off to them for the work that they have done, it just isn’t my cup of tea for extensibility. Extending BuddyPress feels out of the norm of the intentions of WordPress, but that could just be me.