MistakesTHE ONES I HAVEN’T ERASED FROM MEMORY, AT LEAST     by @nacin
“Working on old   code is likestepping back in time... to a timewhen I sucked.”       — @kevinmontrose
Not leaving myself  breadcrumbs. Useful notes and comments      are a good start.
Not using       child themes.  Theme	  Name:	  WordPress	  Default	  Theme	  URI:	  http://wordpress.org/	       Worse, no...
Boost my ugly code’s self-esteem.Whitespace. It’s why you can    read this sentence.
November 16, 2009Next time, find ways to get involved earlier.
[ Type changed from   enhancement to bug ]“I’m reclassifyingthis as a defect in   the UI flow.”
Older posts arenext. Newer posts  are previous.       Got it?
I know, I’ll      just write_______________(thing that WP already does)
Using theTheme Editor It’s nice and all, but…
TryingWordPress MU before knowing anything     about WordPress
Tying installstogether with gum    blogs.example.com/here    blogs.example.com/there blogs.example.com/everywhere
Not escaping,sanitizing, or validating   Security is tough,  but it’s not optional.
“One word,capitalize the P.”   I swear, every wrong    instance was a typo.
HabitsI haz them.
1   2   3   4 5   6   7    8     9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24MT                                         ...
1   2   3   4 5   6   7    8     9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24M                                          ...
#blamenacin  (Thanks, Pete!)
@nacinCore Developer     Tech NinjaWordPress.org    Audrey Capital      nacin@wordpress.org
Learn more at the core developmentworkshop tomorrow
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Lightning Talk: Mistakes (WordCamp Phoenix 2011)

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An ignite-style lightning talk given at WordCamp Phoenix in January 2011. Probably better with the five minutes of audio, but here's the 20 slides each seen for 15 seconds.

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Lightning Talk: Mistakes (WordCamp Phoenix 2011)

  1. MistakesTHE ONES I HAVEN’T ERASED FROM MEMORY, AT LEAST by @nacin
  2. “Working on old code is likestepping back in time... to a timewhen I sucked.” — @kevinmontrose
  3. Not leaving myself breadcrumbs. Useful notes and comments are a good start.
  4. Not using child themes. Theme  Name:  WordPress  Default  Theme  URI:  http://wordpress.org/   Worse, not renaming my imposter theme.
  5. Boost my ugly code’s self-esteem.Whitespace. It’s why you can read this sentence.
  6. November 16, 2009Next time, find ways to get involved earlier.
  7. [ Type changed from enhancement to bug ]“I’m reclassifyingthis as a defect in the UI flow.”
  8. Older posts arenext. Newer posts are previous. Got it?
  9. I know, I’ll just write_______________(thing that WP already does)
  10. Using theTheme Editor It’s nice and all, but…
  11. TryingWordPress MU before knowing anything about WordPress
  12. Tying installstogether with gum blogs.example.com/here blogs.example.com/there blogs.example.com/everywhere
  13. Not escaping,sanitizing, or validating Security is tough, but it’s not optional.
  14. “One word,capitalize the P.” I swear, every wrong instance was a typo.
  15. HabitsI haz them.
  16. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24MT 21WT a ZEROFSS
  17. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24M 25TWT ZEROFSS
  18. #blamenacin (Thanks, Pete!)
  19. @nacinCore Developer Tech NinjaWordPress.org Audrey Capital nacin@wordpress.org
  20. Learn more at the core developmentworkshop tomorrow

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