Here we provide a weekly recap of the biggest stories from torquemag.io. Dedicated to informing new and advanced WordPress users about the industry, Torque is a hub for WordPress news, business, and community. Here are some of last week’s top stories from Torque:

20 OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL WORDPRESS BUSINESSES

CaTYINFUMAAI7_pA lot of successful businesses are built on WordPress. Here we look at 20 of the most influential and successful WordPress businesses; companies that are immensely profitable with revenues in the millions of dollars.

JAVASCRIPT: IS DEEP THE RIGHT GOAL?

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During this year’s State of the Word Address, we were told to “learn JavaScript deeply”…but what about other frameworks? Here’s why “deeply” might be the wrong way to look at it…(read on)

A LOOK AT POPULAR JAVASCRIPT DESIGN PATTERNS

CaOFFtlVAAAZi-MRead about some of the most common JavaScript design patterns so you can make your code more readable and reusable.

CROWDSOURCING PROJECT SEEKS STATS ON THE REST API IN PRODUCTION

CaZTR5cVAAADWM0In effort to bring more awareness and a better understanding surrounding the different developers and sites leveraging the REST API, Human Made co-founder Joe Hoyle is crowdsourcing stats. Read more about it…

WP REST API STALLED

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Concerns have been raised regarding the REST API’s readiness. Read about some of the issues being addressed here.

TORQUE TOONS: COOKIE MONSTER’S BAD DAY

TorqueToonsIn the latest edition of Torque Toons, see why the Cookie Monster isn’t having such a great day.

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