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Kieran Masterton is a technologist, consultant and writer working where the web meets film. He owns and operates 88MPH, a technology company focused on helping filmmakers and film-centric businesses build products and overcome digital challenges. Kieran has been coding professionally since 1998 and has worked extensively with Perl, PHP, Ruby, and WordPress.
As WordPress matures into a full-fledged CMS and more and more large online publishers come to rely on the platform, the practice of developing and deploying websites becomes increasingly important.
High-profile members of the WordPress community, such as core developer Mark Jaquith and Cristi Burca, have spoken on the topic and built tools such as WP-CLI and WP Stack to improve the professionalism of our administration and deployment.
In April 2011, Keir Whitaker joined Smashing Magazine as editor and curator of the Smashing Coding section—a new part of the magazine devoted to more in-depth articles focused on client-side and server-side programming languages, tools, frameworks and libraries, as well as back-end topics.
KEIR MOVING ON
Unfortunately, Keir has decided with a heavy heart to pass the reins on to a new editor. Among many other projects, he has formed a new company with Elliot Jay Stocks named Viewport Industries. Nevertheless, he will remain to review articles every now and then and be a treasure among the other fantastic experts in the Smashing Magazine Experts Panel.