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In celebration of B-Sides

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Feb. 6, 2020

Dear Reader, One of the most beautiful rock sons of my lifetime, “Beth” by Kiss, was originally released as the “B-Side” to “Detroit, Rick City”. I know I’m in the minority here but I will go to my grave believing that with “Beth”, Kiss hit it’s pinnacle. Yet, the relegated it to a B-side. The […]T…


Thank you for small acts of kindness

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Jan. 25, 2020

Dear Reader, Five or six years ago, my good friend – and the Don of the PHP Community- Mr. Michelangelo van Dam – was listening to me ramble at a conference. I was rambling on about the fact that every time I go over to Europe, I have to lug around my crappy power converter, […]The post Thank you …


My 2019 in Content

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Dec. 27, 2019

Dear Reader, Creation In 2019 I created 1 New book “Using the WordPress REST API“ 44 Episodes of “Voices of the ElePHPant“ 14 Episodes of “No BS Engineering” with my friend Mario Peshev 93 Blog posts (counting this one) 11 technical talks 2 Keynote talks Consumption In 2019 I read 19 books. Not the …


WordPress, REST, and RegEx

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Dec. 26, 2019

Dear Reader, I’m going to add this to “Using the WordPress REST API“, but I thought I would blog it here as well. I have a tendency to over think things. Today, I was working on a REST API endpoint for a client and it needed to have RegEx in it. I hate RegEx with […]The post WordPress, REST, and Re…


Why I teach

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Dec. 12, 2019

Dear reader, I am a selfish person. I do not generally like to share my time with anyone and would rather spend it doing the things I love like video games and scuba diving. However, I owe a debt that I am honor bound to repay. I am where I am in life because others […]The post Why I teach appeared …


Great writers read…a lot

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Nov. 29, 2019

Dear Reader, Have you ever watched one of those movies where a software developer (usually called a hacker) is sitting in front of 2 screens and on both of them code is scrolling by at a fast pace while the hacker nods knowingly like they are reading and understanding what they are seeing? Yeah, …