If you’ve ever been a Java or C++ programmer, then you probably encountered some pretty strong opinions about object-oriented programming (OOP). And, if you’ve ever been online, I’m sure you’ve also seen similar strong opinions about the state of PHP and, perhaps, the mental acuity of those who choose to use it. If you’ve ever…
Contributor: David Dashifen Kees
David Dashifen Kees
By day, David Dashifen Kees is a mild-mannered programmer living in Virginia working for the Web Services unit within Georgetown University's Information Services department. By night ... they're pretty much the same thing except asleep. Programming since the sixth grade, Dash has been writing web applications in academia since 1998 and evangelizing WordPress since 2010. They program with tabs, uses two spaces after a period, and you can pry the Oxford comma from his cold, dead hands. Pronouns: they/them
In higher education, we work with a lot of sensitive information. Even data that’s not federally protected might need to be kept private only to members of a specific faculty group, research center or set of course coordinators. The built-in content security within WordPress—limited to sharing passwords or creating user accounts for the site—is both…
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