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Jan
2017

Developer Dossiers: An Introduction To Prototyping

  What is prototyping? Prototyping is the activity of building an incomplete model of a system (usually a product) as a proof of concept, or as a means of acquiring more information (costs, dependencies, etc) about what is needed to be built. The developed prototype is then evaluated by test users, and their input is […]

Jan
2017

Developer Dossiers: A Brainstorming Brochure

  Introduction The aim of this post is to introduce our readers to the creativity technique called Brainstorming. This was invented by an ad person called Alex Faickney Osborn, when he got frustrated because his subordinates couldn’t find a new idea. Its general principles are 1) go for quantity and 2) defer judgement for later. Wild […]

Jan
2017

Developer Dossiers: From Idea To Deployment!

We will start this year with what is called the Developer Dossiers. It is a brand new thematic collection of articles and resources, documenting every stage of the creative process: from conceiving an idea to prototyping, development, and successful deployment. The 4 stages of this process are: Brainstorming: where creativity is set loose and ideas […]

Jan
2017

An introduction to the WordPress REST API

The release of WordPress 4.7 generated a lot of excitement in the community, and with good reason. Besides the many improvements and features introduced, the real show stealer was the REST API core integration announcement. As we mentioned in previous posts, this effectively transforms WordPress from a blogging platform to a Content Management System (CMS). […]

Jan
2017

How to use Git with your Pressidium website

  In this article we will be discussing how you can integrate a Git repository (or a repository from a different version control system) with your Pressidium website by using an external service such as deployHQ or DeployBot (or any other similar one). We will be using deployHQ as an example (its super easy and […]

Jan
2017

2016: Major WordPress Vulnerabilities & The Best Thing You Can Do

  The WordPress ecosystem is vast. According to the official WordPress site, there are 48,360 different, available plugins (in the time of writing) and over 2,000 themes available for downloading. A plugin, usually, consists of thousands of lines of code. And it only takes one line of code that is not well thought of, or […]

Dec
2016

2016: Highlights and This One Important Thing

2016 as you would probably not doubt, was a very intense year, to say the least. Our company kept on growing fast while many exciting things were happening in WordPress. At the same time, the rest of the world was seemingly going mad. Let’s start with the world of WordPress. WordPress 2016 Highlights Undoubtedly, the […]

Dec
2016

The Travelling Santa Problem

  Christmas time is here and all of us, in Pressidium, have been working fervently behind the scenes to keep everything humming. At times,when we grow despondent (perhaps a little bit grumpy) we remind ourselves of all the things we are grateful for. We also remind ourselves that some others have it way more difficult […]

Dec
2016

Transferring files: the difference between FTP and SFTP.

  The concept of file transferring in computer networks is probably as old as email itself,  if not older. There are many ways and protocols used for file transferring and as technologies have evolved over the years, so has the process of file transferring. One file transfer protocol, which became a standard, is FTP (File Transfer […]

Dec
2016

How email works

  The concept of electronic mail is older than the concept of Internet or ARPANET itself,  as it made its first appearance in the 1960s. Electronic mail is a technology used by people to exchange digital messages across a network. It is asynchronous, in the sense that users need not be online all the time in […]

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