Nate Shoemaker: How long have you worked with WordPress?
Corban Cloud: Two years.
NS: Do you consider yourself a WP developer?
NS: What are the pros and cons you face using WP?
CC: Pros: Easiest UI for a layman, quick install, big community support, lots of plugins. Cons: Not ideal for performance.
NS: What does WP do that no one else does?
CC: Makes sense to our clients.
NS: What can WP improve on?
CC: Function nomenclature is very odd, I would love to see that cleaned up.
NS: What’s your take on PHP?
CC: PHP is useful for many plain preprocessing tasks, but I prefer Python for any heavy lifting tasks on a server.
NS: How is it working with WP in a collaborative environment?
CC: I don’t feel WP has any negative or positive impact of a collaborative environment from a development point of view.
NS: Do you have a personal WP site? Are you a blogger?
CC: I have neither.
NS: Does Gravitate use any hosting helpers such as WP Engine?
NS: Does Gravitate provide any help hosting WP sites?
CC: Yes, we have a dedicated team to handle post launch issues which definitely includes hosting, server issues.
Thank you Corban for your time, it was fun to talk.
For more information
- Interview with WordPress Developer, Jeremy Wilson
- Interview with WordPress Developer, Jeremy Wilson; Text Version