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25th
Jul 2017
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jul 25 2017 20:54
What's everyone working on tonight?
ccz
@ccziriak
Jul 25 2017 21:05
Hi @Lilyheart
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jul 25 2017 21:05
How are you doin' Caryn?
ccz
@ccziriak
Jul 25 2017 21:05
doing good
how about u? all done @ bucknell?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jul 25 2017 21:05
done and home and passed out xD
ccz
@ccziriak
Jul 25 2017 21:06
it was a good experience tho?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jul 25 2017 21:06
Was crazy busy
ccz
@ccziriak
Jul 25 2017 21:09
I'm working on learning WP plugin development now - went through most of the custom theme stuff and on to plugins
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jul 25 2017 21:09
that sounds awesome
ccz
@ccziriak
Jul 25 2017 21:10
yeah - it's interesting. using my PHP knowledge
Parag Magunia
@pmagunia
Jul 25 2017 21:17
Hi All - just working on some Drupal stuff.
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jul 25 2017 21:19
Good to get some use out of PHP knowledge. 1/2 the time you hear it's dying, but with WordPress, I'm not sure I can believe that.
Hey Parag. Drupal is something I haven't tinkered with yet
Parag Magunia
@pmagunia
Jul 25 2017 21:21
Sorry, I accidentally closed the tab. Yeah, PHP has a bad rap among developers.
ccz
@ccziriak
Jul 25 2017 21:21
Hi @pmagunia
Parag Magunia
@pmagunia
Jul 25 2017 21:22
Hi @ccziriak you working on some WP stuff?
ccz
@ccziriak
Jul 25 2017 21:22
yeah - learning first theme developent and now venturing into plugins
Parag Magunia
@pmagunia
Jul 25 2017 21:23
Its the most popular CMS by far
I had worked on WP last year
ccz
@ccziriak
Jul 25 2017 21:24
which did you find easier to work with - WP or Drupal?
Parag Magunia
@pmagunia
Jul 25 2017 21:24
WP is way easier
there's more demand for WP than Drupal right now
@Lilyheart What are you working on this evening?
ccz
@ccziriak
Jul 25 2017 21:26
I tried installing a couple different CMS platforms in cPanel - I thought WP was easiest to start with too
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jul 25 2017 21:26
Nothing on my agenda. I just got home from a six week intensive program at Bucknell U. I'm working on taking a week off :p
Parag Magunia
@pmagunia
Jul 25 2017 21:28
@ccziriak yeah its a good place to start. PHP is pretty straightforward language. It's good to start learning with but you can get into bad habits with it
@Lilyheart Oh cool. What was the program for?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jul 25 2017 21:30
There are a lot of aspects to the program that are hard to sum up in a single statement :laughing: https://www.bucknell.edu/news-and-media/current-news/2017/july/community-college-scholars-explore-life-at-bucknell
Official line from that article is "Summer program immerses high-achieving students in the Bucknell University experience"
Parag Magunia
@pmagunia
Jul 25 2017 21:34
@Lilyheart Do you want to major in Computer Science there? Bucknell is one of PA's gems
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jul 25 2017 21:35
I am a computer science major.
Parag Magunia
@pmagunia
Jul 25 2017 21:37
at montco?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jul 25 2017 21:37
yupyup
Parag Magunia
@pmagunia
Jul 25 2017 21:39
That's cool. Which CS classes do you have now?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jul 25 2017 21:39
In the fall? I'm not sure yet as I need to rearrange some things.
ccz
@ccziriak
Jul 25 2017 21:41
@pmagunia - did you mean bad habits with WP or PHP?
Parag Magunia
@pmagunia
Jul 25 2017 21:43
@ccz PHP. the way PHP can be embedded nearly anywhere can lead to programs difficult to debug. Having some structure with WP helps
ccz
@ccziriak
Jul 25 2017 21:44
yeah - I get what you mean
for one of my classes I made a site that interacted with database and used MVC pattern. It was a challenge to keep it all straight
Parag Magunia
@pmagunia
Jul 25 2017 21:50
MVC is really useful. What did you use as the DB?
ccz
@ccziriak
Jul 25 2017 21:50
MySQL
standard LAMP stack cPanel server
Parag Magunia
@pmagunia
Jul 25 2017 21:52
Cool. I think WP supports only MySQL officially. There was some chaos in the community after Oracle bought it. Who did the webhosting for class?
I've been using SQLite for development. They whole program is just a couple of megabytes. And there's a WP plugin for it too
ccz
@ccziriak
Jul 25 2017 21:54
No official webhosting was provided. Some suggestions were given for free hosing accounts but I developed locally and deployed out to my own VPS.
Yeah I used SQLite for something in the past that I don't remember now
haven't used it since but I remember thinking it was pretty useful
Parag Magunia
@pmagunia
Jul 25 2017 21:56
Alot of MySQL syntax is supported and doesn't up even half the RAM that MySQL deos
ccz
@ccziriak
Jul 25 2017 21:56
I'll have to revisit it
have you used MariaDB?
Parag Magunia
@pmagunia
Jul 25 2017 21:57
I haven't used it. All I know about that is that its a GPL fork of MySQL.
You can use MariaDB with Drupal. not sure about WP though
ccz
@ccziriak
Jul 25 2017 21:57
I haven't either - may look into it at some time
Parag Magunia
@pmagunia
Jul 25 2017 21:58
How are you learning about WP?
ccz
@ccziriak
Jul 25 2017 21:58
Have taken several online courses - it wasn't covered at all in school
And reading the codex and developer.wordpress.org
i have to head out
Parag Magunia
@pmagunia
Jul 25 2017 22:00
OK nice talk with you @ccziriak !
talking**
ccz
@ccziriak
Jul 25 2017 22:00
Andy is just coming back from a trip and I have to drive up to Bethlehem to pick him up
nice chatting with you too
have a good evening and welcome back @Lilyheart !
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jul 25 2017 22:02
xD I haven't gone anywhere :p I just haven't used WP in a decade so I don't have much to contribute.
oh. you mean from the middle of the state xD
I need more sleep!
Parag Magunia
@pmagunia
Jul 25 2017 22:07
Potato fork is funny
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jul 25 2017 22:35
fork a potato xD everyone should try it
Parag Magunia
@pmagunia
Jul 25 2017 22:38
Too many carbs!
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jul 25 2017 22:39
no one can say anything bad about potatoes!