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Carl Alexander is a PHP developer from Montréal, Canada. He’s the solo founder of Ymir, a serverless DevOps platform for PHP.
He also has a website where he publishes articles regularly. It’s his way to help the WordPress community with these hard-to-learn topics.You can also find him on Twitter and GitHub.
Been really enjoying a lot of the articles published on GitHub’s ReadME Project recently. This is a publication I wasn’t aware of until recently. But the breath and quality of the articles published there are really impressive.
So I thought I’d share some good articles I read there.
One of the most important things I ever did was share my work. I write articles, record videos, share projects on GitHub, etc. I think it’s something that every developer should do. (I’ve even done talks about it!)
But it’s not a guaranteed that you’ll have success about it. It just increases your “luck Surface Area”. And I was happy to see Aaron discuss that here.
Sustainability in open source is a complex topic. It’s also one that comes up in WordPress pretty regularly with “Five for the Future” and other initiatives. This is to mitigate the “Free Rider” problem.
But maintaining an open source project goes beyond the financial. swyx discusses how open source shouldn’t rely on a single maintainer or “maintainer monolith”. Instead, we should look outside tech to see how we can find a more sustainable model of supporting open source.
P.S. If you’d like to try to bring this to WordPress, come talk to me on Twitter.
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Nick Diego explains what are the so-called Contextual Patterns. I highly recommend you to read it, because it’s a really great way to make working with blocks and patterns easier.