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Hindsight is 2020: October – December

Glad you made it to the final quarter review! Hindsight is 2020: January – March kicked us off and followed with April through June and July through September. Let’s look at the final quarter of 2020’s defining and popular posts from October through November and see how they hold up. October My post on thoughts […]

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Hindsight is 2020: July – September

And what a year it has been! Hindsight is 2020: January – March kicked us off and I followed up with April through June. Let’s look at some defining and popular posts from July through September and see how they hold up. July I very much enjoy putting together The Art of WordPress Load Testing […]

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JAMstack Mashup

As a relative novice to the JAMstack platform, I’ve tried to keep some tabs on what’s going on since the whole WordPress vs JAMstack debate went into high gear. I did get to interview Matt Biilmann during this period and learned more about the economy and platform. For ongoing JAMStack updates JAMstacked is my go […]

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Morning Coffee: F Words

Not that f word! This is a family friendly publication. We have some Fs in here that are interesting and exciting. Follow along (see what I did there)! Fronting the News While there have been the arguments about JAMstack vs WordPress, let’s not forget that there is a lot of static site magic happening with […]

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Assorted Links

The spooky Halloween edition of assorted links worth reviewing. Actual Scary Emergency WordPress 5.5.3 Release: “In preparing for this emergency release, a second issue caused a number of sites to be erroneously updated to version 5.5.3-alpha.” 15 WordPress Plugins Every Content [Ghoul] Needs: “Better content – as you know – is key to increasing your […]

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Morning Coffee: Payments

There has been a lot of news in the last week about web hosting companies. Today we have Epik in the news, The Verge, PayPal cuts ties with domain registrar Epik over digital currency: “… in an open letter to PayPal employees dated October 19th and posted to Epik’s blog, Epik senior vice president for […]

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Mathias Biilmann: Netlify

I’ve been looking forward to the opportunity to speak with Mathias Biilmann, CEO of Netlify, ever since the WordPress vs JAMstack debate broke out. Mathias and I sat down for a virtual discussion which has been transcribed and edited for clarity. When I was President of Joomla, I often spoke of a future with micro/hyper […]

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The Static Site Question

The slowly brewing movement to deploying flat/static sites is gaining steam. There are multiple angles, platforms, and high stakes investment in the movement. What is it? Who are the players? Where is going? In this overview I will try to tackle the high level topics and continue in the future with more in-depth analysis and […]

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JAMmed Up

Well the Jamstack Conference fireside chat happened. And it happened. There was no kicking or screaming but there is certainly a significant dichotomy in the main talking point. Monolithic vs decoupled. Matt Biilmann vs Matt Mullenweg. Netlify vs Automattic. Matt Mullenweg thinks this is a false place to start the conversation, “I think the monolith […]