Zen and the Art of Software Maintenance

What do you do once your new plugin, theme, or small project is done and out in the wild? How do you maintain it once the excitement of building something new has worn off?

In this talk, Andrew covers all aspects of maintaining a project and how you can fight the urge to move on to the Next Great Thing ™. He brings his expertise to the table to help us learn best practices in software maintenance to help developers stay engaged in their developments.

What You’ll Learn

  • Project setup
  • Common issues surrounding ongoing work
  • Refactoring
  • Balancing feature requests
  • best practices around releasing updates
  • How to handle new developers joining (or leaving) the project