Usually, new committers are announced in line with release cycles, but we were all just too excited to wait until the 4.8 cycle started, so here they are!
First up, James Nylen (@jnylen0). James has been a driving force on the REST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/., both when it was a feature plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins., and more recently in Core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. since the endpoints were merged. The tickets and comments he leaves on Trac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. are always thorough and thoughtful, his patches are consistently excellent, and his attitude is exemplary.
Rounding out our guest committer A developer with commit access. WordPress has five lead developers and four permanent core developers with commit access. Additionally, the project usually has a few guest or component committers - a developer receiving commit access, generally for a single release cycle (sometimes renewed) and/or for a specific component. list, Felix Arntz (@flixos90). Felix has been a contributor to Multisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site for some time now, writing excellent patches, as well as running Office Hours and Bug Scrubs. Not only that, he’s always been willing to jump in and help in any area of Core, showing the same level of enthusiasm and consideration across the board.
Finally, we have a bumper class of guest committers to make make permanent! Pascal Birchler (@swissspidy) and Joe McGill (@joemcgill), Rachel Baker (@rachelbaker), and Mike Schroder (@mikeschroder) are now permanent committers.
Please join me in congratulating James, Adam, Felix, Pascal, Joe, Rachel, and Mike! 🎉🔥⭐️👻💯