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Ahmad Awais

Ridiculously hard-working Full Stack Web Developer ❯ Regular WordPress Core Contributor ❯ TEDx Speaker ❯ Spends 50% of his time building FOSS (Free & Open Source Software) ❯ WordPress Advocate & Community Evangelist ❯ DevOps fanboy ❯ Cracks silly jokes ❯ Loves his wife (Maedah)!


Setup Cron in Unix — Basic Understanding!

More often than not, we find ourselves in a situation where something needs to be automated. For example, since I use Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates, I have to renew them every 90 days. To automate it, I use a simple cron. Being a DevOps fanboy, I like doing things from scratch. This article will help you write a simple cron yourself [...]

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WordPress Is Like Your Clothes!

People often wonder, why WordPress gets so many updates so often. Many people I meet who actually consider this a bad thing. Recently, at a meetup, a group of students came up to me, worried sick. They wanted to use WordPress for their software engineering final years’ project. Though, they were not as comfortable with WordPress as [...]

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Engineers: Perfection Is a Curse!

Do away with perfection. It’s a curse. Innovation is messy. Be messy, launch soon, do more, do NOT hibernate.Yeah, it’s all good advice until unless you start a side project yourself. Engineer you are, you get back to what you do, you start solving problems. Even those, that are only in your head. That’s pretty much what I have been [...]

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New WordPress Plugin Repo Surprised Me!

I am a WordPress plugin developer. While I have written many plugins for WordPress and shared them on GitHub, I also host 12 plugins on the WordPress.org/Plugins repository — with more than 400k total downloads. A few days ago the new WordPress plugin repo went live, and I along with many other developers got surprised by that. I was [...]

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🎉 I Got Verified on Twitter! | @MrAhmadAwais

I am a social animal and that my friend is an understatement. I love to talk, hang out, and be social. Though, I am a tech geek (full stack web dev) — point being I am not an introvert. I have been using Facebook for I think even before I found WordPress. That was a decade ago. And before that, there was MySpace — not forgetting about [...]

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Open Sourcing My Sendy PHP API Wrapper

I recently started using Sendy.co (aff) to send emails. I was having trouble finding a good API wrapper for it. Spent more than five hours searching for one and ended up building one myself. I hope it helps. 🚀 GITHUB: ★ ⑂ → This also happens to be my first composer package, so yay! 🎉 Feedback is more than welcomed at GitHub.

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