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Battling mysql storage engines

Usually storage engines are of little interest for WordPress plugin developers. But if you try to use foreign keys you better be sure, that you have the right constellation of engines between the tables of your plugin and the ones from WordPress. This post highlights some of the details of the different engines in this regard and shows you how to select the correct engine for your tables.

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OOD in WordPress Plugins

The past half year I have been working extensively on the development of a couple of WordPress plugins. I have touched on some of the issues I have encountered in a previous post already. But I would like to touch a bit more on the plugin development in regard to object-oriented design in particular.

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Lessons learned in WordPress plugin development

The last couple of weeks I got into WordPress plugin development. Although I have been using WordPress for several occasions, I never really got beyond the point where some simple theme customizations did not get there. In general I am not a big fan of php. Nevertheless I admired WordPress for its coding standards and…