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When to use GitHub, when to use BitBucket

This is always a bit of a hot topic, especially amongst teams just getting ready to start properly managing their code through remote repositories. Disclaimer: I’m only going to talk about GitHub and BitBucket in this article. If your code is your bread and butter, your only offering; you probably should consider hosting your repositories yourself. I’m also sticking with these two as they’re the most widely adopted. When should I use GitHub? GitHub can be found at – shameless plug, my user on there is @johnothecoder Short answer: For anything/everything open source, or where you’d hope for community…

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Using Git to effectively manage your code

Hi everyone This time I thought I would give a quick insight into the ways which I have found to be best when working with Git. Especially if you’re in the position where you’ve never had to manage or decide the direction of how to use source control. I’m sure you all know the benefits of source control, whether Git or other, but I thought it would be worth highlighting them anyway: Structured, integrated development (that is, you can have multiple people working on the same project/release at any given time) Simplified deployments Easy way to track where your code…

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Some quick translations, OO PHP to C#

So a recent project has facilitated me brushing up on my C# – so I thought I would share some basic translations of things that can be frustrating when you know the usual programming principles (object orientated programming), but not all the syntax. A quick couple of points to note: C# is a strictly typed language, that means you have to know about what your variables are going to be, and yes, you have to declare them somewhere sensible Accessing methods and properties within your class does not require usage of $this – you’re talking about true scope of variables…

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Tips for commercial WordPress, and open source, development

Hi everyone So I’ve been using content management systems on and off for the best part of 10 years. From the by-gone days of PHP Nuke and when content management systems like PHP Fusion were all the rage. To using more modern, and definitely more widely adopted systems like Joomla and, of course, WordPress; and just to throw other open source stuff into the mix, platforms like Moodle. Now I’ve returned to using WordPress on a daily basis, but from a different perspective; I don’t do too much development on WordPress personally; my skill set generally lies in building things on frameworks…

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