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WordPress Tips For Developers: Part 3 – Backup

Josh Jones
appsbynight.com

This is the last installment of the “WordPress Tips For Developers” and arguably the most important! Your data is important and if you loose it or your site gets hacked, it’s nice to be able to say “Oh well, I’ll just restore it from the backup.” • WordPress Tips For Developers: Part 1 – Plugins […]

WordPress Tips For Developers: Part 2 – Version Control

Josh Jones
appsbynight.com

As developers we use version control on our app projects, so why not on a website? In this 2nd part of the 3-part series, I’m going to talk about how to take advantage of version control for your WordPress site. • WordPress Tips For Developers: Part 1 – Plugins • WordPress Tips For Developers: Part […]

WordPress Tips For Developers: Part 1 – Plugins

Josh Jones
appsbynight.com

For most programmers it’s hard to switch gears to something that isn’t programming related, like building a blog site. For iDevBlogADay readers and authors I’m creating a 3-part series on how developers can use WordPress, in combination with their current knowledge, to help them with their blogging/website workflow. • WordPress Tips For Developers: Part 2 […]

What Would You Like With Your Push Notification?

Josh Jones
appsbynight.com

Push notifications are just like getting a text message, but for apps. Since these are not exactly the same as text messages, we can send extra information with the notification. The question is what do we want to send? Notification Makeover Push notifications just got a facelift with iOS 5! They still work the the […]

Developer Exercise: Upgrade An Old Project Using Today’s Tools

Josh Jones
appsbynight.com

Technology is changing all of the time and that keeps us developers on our toes. Many times the projects we created from years ago can’t be re-created with today’s tools because the tools have changed so much. Dust Off Those Files For other fellow developers out there, as an exercise, try digging out an old […]

Behind the Scenes: From Code To Device

Josh Jones
appsbynight.com

As developers we take for granted many things. One of these things is how a collection of text files becomes a working software application. Today I’d like to explain, using Apple’s iOS, how this process works from a non-technical perspective. What Most People Understand Most people understand that programmers write some code, do something magical […]

Behind the Scenes: Customer Management

Josh Jones
appsbynight.com

This is another guest post by Ferenc, here about how LaunchRock was modified to show up nicely on a UIWebView. If you’ve ever wanted built a landing page or had the need for one, you’ve provably heard of LaunchRock. If not, have a quick look. LaunchRock makes an extremely good job at making it super easy […]

Behind the Scenes: Issue Database

Josh Jones
appsbynight.com

This is another guest post by Ferenc, here about how LaunchRock was modified to show up nicely on a UIWebView. If you’ve ever wanted built a landing page or had the need for one, you’ve provably heard of LaunchRock. If not, have a quick look. LaunchRock makes an extremely good job at making it super easy […]