I wasn't able to WordCamp Orange County in 2013, but if I had, I would have enjoyed checking out this cool talk in person. The presenter, Alex Vasquez, does a good job explaining the differences and similarities between frameworks, parent/child themes, and starter themes. His slide deck has some awesome illustrations.
I don't personally use Genesis. However, I still think this list of upcoming extra features if pretty great!
The folks at StudioPress [recently released the beta for Genesis 2.0](http://www.studiopress.com/releases/genesis-framework-20-beta-2.htm). If you're working with Genesis and plan on upgrading, you should [check out this article on 11 Essential Resources for 2.0](http://www.studiopress.com/news/genesis-2-0-resources.htm).
I came across BackPress while reading about the WordPress Plugin API a while back. Basically it provides all of the core actions and filters from WordPress core to be used outside of the WordPress environment. Not sure when I'll have the chance to work with the framework, but it looks really cool and an awesome … Continue reading BackPress – WordPress Stripped Naked
Check out this great video from Philip Arthur Moore http://s0.videopress.com/player.swf?v=1.03 In the video he talks about a few major approaches to creating WordPress themes: Parent and child themes Theme frameworks Starter themes From scratch You can also find a nice write up he did of the content over on the Codepoet blog. He also has … Continue reading Great Video on How Automattic Approaches Theme Development