September 2015 Meeting

This month we will be meeting at the Minneapolis Community & Technical College on Thursday, September 24th from 6:30-9:00. The address is 1501 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, we will be meeting in the T building, in room T4550. Take the stairs at end of the skyway across from the parking ramp to the fourth floor. The meetup will be through the doors on your left:

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Jeremy Michael Ward will be talking about using Xdebug and there will be a remote presentation by David Hayes on theme creep.

Getting Started With Xdebug

Xdebug is a debugging and profiling tool for PHP that enables developers to set breakpoints in their application, view the current function call stack, and see values stored in variables during runtime. In this talk, I will provide an overview of Xdebug, its installation and configuration, and demonstrate use cases for how you can integrate it into your workflow.

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The Menace of Theme Creep

WordPress themes have a tendency to do too many things. This “creeping” into new areas makes them fat, unmaintainable, and hard to break away from. This breaks WordPress’s inherent flexibility, but it can be dealt with. We’ll discuss the problem, its root causes, and what you as a developer, theme user, or anyone related to WordPress can do to help.

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