I strongly believe in owning my own data wherever possible, and being responsible for it.
Real fast, if you’re having SVN problems with Mountain Lion, and have an ‘old’ version of SVN, read this.
An expanded set of thoughts about what makes security.
How about using version control on your website, just like the big boys? You can do that on WP Engine without rolling your own.
I use surprisingly few child themes these days, because most of what I want to do can be done in widgets, css, or a mu-plugin.
When you don’t know what you’re doing, you’re gonna have a bad time. Take the time to learn first. I hear all the cool kids are doing it.
Burn the land and boil the sea. You can’t reinfect me.
How an art history lesson will help you be a better judge of what plugins are safe(r) to install on your WordPress site.
If you can’t obfuscate your code, or have an API just to check a license, how are you supposed to earn any money with a plugin in the WordPress repository? Stop thinking about hiding your code and start extending it.
Third Party code in your plugins are great, but you have to know what you’re getting in to, be willing and ready to support it, and know how to secure it. So. Do ya, punk?