JavaScript Chat Summary, March 5th, 2019

Below is a summary of 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). Have a topic for discussion for the next meeting? Leave a suggested edit on next week’s agenda.

Slack Conversation

Following up from the previous week’s agenda item about the field in package.json file. @greatislander was successful in having his enhancement merged into the upstream npm-package-json-lint package. He also followed up with a pull request to use it in 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.

Npm package release process

Slack Conversation

Right now the timeline for publishing npm packages is strictly tied to WordPress releases. Moving forward, the idea is they would be published more frequently as proposed by @youknowriad in this pull request. It is expected to start using the revised workflow soon after Gutenberg 5.2 release is out which is planned for Wednesday.


Slack Conversation

@nosolosw merged a pull request with the first iteration of the @wordpress/docgen package, which will be used to auto-generate public APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. documentation from JSDoc comments. The idea is that the npm run docs:build command will re-generate the package’s README when something changes in the JSDoc comments. There is a master issue opened where follow-up tasks will be tracked. It’s expected to have a massive number of pull requests created which add public API documentation to most of the existing packages.

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