Author Archives: Aaron Holbrook

About Aaron Holbrook

Aaron started crafting websites came at the age of 14, when he built a fan site for his favorite video game: Age of Empires. This passion led to a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics and, befitting the game, a minor in Economics. Aaron cultivated a passion for HTML, CSS and PHP and built his own Content Management System months before discovering WordPress in 2004. After managing a hospital website for 5 years, Aaron’s passion for engineering online publishing solutions drove him to focus on WordPress full time. Before he knew it, Aaron found himself speaking at 5 WordCamps and leading the organization of WordCamp Chicago 2013. He even managed to make core contributions to WordPress 3.5 and 3.6 and release a few plug-ins on the official repository. When Aaron isn’t rocking WordPress, he’s playing video games (he’ll even cop to watching “professional StarCraft matches”), working out, hanging out with his 2 kids, and on at least one occasion, jumping out of airplanes.

The Importance of Escaping All The Things

Originally posted on WordPress.com VIP:
Nick Daugherty is WordPress.com VIP Lead Engineer. Here he shares some important information about escaping in code and how that can increase security in WordPress sites anywhere in the world.  If there’s one issue we flag…

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Lessons Learned in Software Development

Originally posted on Henrik Warne's blog:
Here is my list of heuristics and rules of thumb for software development that I have found useful over the years: ? Development 1. Start small, then extend. Whether creating a new system, or adding…

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Welcome to WordPress.com. After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post. Here are some suggestions … Continue reading

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