Way back in the early 1980’s I started to learn (on my own) how to do some programming. I developed a payroll and an accounting program at my workplace. This was pre-internet of course. If you were lucky, you might have access to a user group bulletin board or a CompuServe account and a local phone number . Long distance charges were killer back then. AND yes, I walked to school uphill in the snow, both ways!
If you have any interest in the coding standards used by WordPress, take a look at these videos.
Juliette Reinders Folmer: Leveraging the WordPress Coding Standards to review plugins and themes
Ever been hesitant to upgrade to a newer WP version as you weren’t sure whether the theme and the plugins you use would be compatible?
Or wondered whether installing a certain plugin would open your site up to security risks?
Or maybe whether you would be able to present your customer with an interface in their language for a certain plugin?
Thorsten Frommen: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the WordPress Coding Standards
In this talk, Thorsten will start by providing an overview of the rules and best practices for coding in the WordPress universe. If you want to know about code style, coding standards, code conventions, code quality—and why it all matters!—this talk is for you.