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The Art Of Plugin Development

Ben Croker
September 27, 2018

The Art Of Plugin Development

A presentation about plugin development in Craft CMS given at the DotAll conference in 2018.

Ben Croker

September 27, 2018

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  1. CS101 Travelling Salesman Problem: Given a set of cities and

    distances between every pair of cities, find the shortest possible route that visits every city exactly once and returns back to the starting point.
  2. Percentages of websites using various server-side programming languages 20 %

    40 % 60 % 80 % 100 % PHP ASP.NET Static Files Java Ruby ColdFusion JavaScript Perl Python 0.2 % 0.3 % 0.5 % 0.6 % 0.6 % 2.2 % 2.3 % 12.9 % 83.5 % Source: W3Techs.com, September 2018
  3. The Reality “That’s not a bug, that’s a feature.” Features

    Testing Updates Bug Reports Troubleshooting Documentation
  4. Writing New Code Modifying Existing Code Understanding Code Source: “What

    Do Programmers Really Do Anyway?” by Peter Hallam
  5. Refactoring Restructuring your code for readability and reusability without changing

    its external behaviour. Technical Debt Maintainability Readability Reusability Complexity Bloat
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  7. Acknowledgements Pixel & Tonic – creators of Cra CMS JetBrains

    – makers of PhpStorm Alexander Makarov – core maintainer of Yii Ryan White – advice and guidance on presentation Ryan Irelan – training partner and founder of cra quest.io Simon Oberrauner – paragliding photos Vladimir Reznichenko – creator of Php Inspections and Yii2 Inspections Ondřej Mirtes – creator of PHPStan Philip Sharp – editor of afieldguidetoelephpants.net Programming Wisdom (@CodeWisdom) – inspirational quotes The entire Cra CMS community for their endless support and willingness to help each other out!