03) Confident Commits, Delightful Deploys – Mark Jaquith

You’re a WordPress professional.

It’s time that your WordPress coding and deployment practices moved beyond manual backups and editing files on the server.

Mistakes happen.

You need a workflow that is ordered towards minimizing and recovering from mistakes, rather than one that embarasses you and makes changes stressful.

This talk will examine the pitfalls of “winging it” when it comes to changing and deploying code, and will showcase multiple paths to the promised land of confident commits and delightful deploys.

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Mark Jaquith

Mark Jaquith has been working with and contributing to WordPress since 2004.

He is one of the lead developers of the WordPress core and offers freelance WordPress consulting services through Covered Web Services with a focus on scaling, security, and custom functionality.

Mark likes patches that have more red than green, and his favorite WordPress features are the ones that you’re not even aware of.

He eagerly looks forward to shooting down your feature suggestions with, “No, but it would make a great plugin!”