Javascript Chat Summary – November 27, 2018

Below is a of the discussion from this week’s JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. chat (agenda, Slack Transcript)

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Agenda: WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. US

Slack Conversation

The question was posed “Who is going to WordCamp US” followed up by some shared info about what folks from the js team are doing at contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus.

  • @omarreiss along with @atimmer are working on docs parsing for devhub.
  • @gziolo is getting into e2e setup exposure for core (related:
  • @aduth suggested it’d be nice if there could also be some work around automating as much as can around things like package/bumps dependency management (or at least talking that through).
  • @jorgefilipecosta mentioned there will be a table dedicated to GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. and everyone is welcome.  Some “good first issues” will be prepped for first-time contributors and there will also be some higher level discussions around server-side awareness of blocks and the blocks options mechanism.
  • @adamsilverstein will be co-leading the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. group, with mention of Javascript work in the description.
  • There will also be a group focused on tests where the test discussions/work may fit or at least benefit from some cross collaboration between tables.

Lot’s of ways to get involved at WordCamp!

Open Floor: Consolidation of our ESLint configurations

Slack Conversation|Related Github Issue

: Consolidating various eslint configurations and extracting them into their own package.

This was originally blocked by introducing the remaining standards changes as a proposal via Makemake A collection of P2 blogs at, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility)./Core (see–july-24th/)


  • publish the new @wordpress/eslint-config package.
  • shortly after, or around the same time, publish a make/core post outlining proposed changes to the WordPress javascript standards and references the new published package as the codified representation of them.  
  • the post invites feedback/comments on the proposed changes and responses will help tailor how the package is iterated on and also what gets updated in the official javascript standards documentation for WordPress after a week of comments.
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