Hi, I’m Josh.

Nice to meet you.

I’ve been working on the web since 2007 as an engineer, designer, strategist, user interface consultant, team lead, project manager, and product builder. I’ve been working IRL since 2010 as a husband and since 2013 as a dad.

Unless attributed, words, photographs, and graphics are my own. This blog is proudly built using Eleventy.

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Aug 19, 2022

Published: Federation and Single Sign-On with OpenID Connect

After a years worth of work and a number of delays (on my end), I finally published my first liveProject with Manning!

Mar 07, 2022

Engineering Velocity from the Bottom Up

When I look to increase my velocity, I'm trying to deliver more work I'm proud of without burning out. I want to get the most out of my time and maximize the parts of the job that I enjoy. Here's how.

Dec 12, 2021

We Need Your Beginner's Mind

We need your experiments and your questions and your feedback. Your lack of understanding is a valuable attribute that goes away as you gain experience.

Nov 01, 2021

Taking Notes: Why and How

I've been writing for myself regularly for probably 15 years and have tried out many different systems and apps. Recently, I think I finally found the right one.

Dec 31, 2020

Protect your WordPress REST API with OAuth 2 using Auth0

In this post, we are going to add the ability to use Auth0-generated access tokens for WP REST API endpoints that require an account and certain capabilities.

Aug 30, 2020

WordPress Unit Testing Techniques

I've learned a lot about how to avoid common issues and making life writing tests in WordPress a little easier. This post is a collection of ways I've found to accurately and thoroughly test a plugin.

Feb 09, 2020

Taking WordPress to Eleventy

How I converted 12 years of posts in WordPress to an Eleventy static site ... and loved every minute of it.

Jun 27, 2019

Specializing vs Generalizing

Should you specialize and go deep or generalize and go broad? I'd argue they they are two sides of the same coin.

Jun 11, 2019

Improvement as Experimentation

I've gone through many transformations in my life. I have been lucky a number of times in a way that benefited me. I've also been unlucky a number of times that held me back.

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