JavaScript chat summary, March 26th, 2019

Below is a summary 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 (agendaSlack Transcript)

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Agenda: Building JavaScript

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A post was published on the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Make blogblog (versus network, site) titled Building JavaScript. It explains how to set up an ESNext development environment using the new WordPress scripts package. This provides an easy and standard method for building blocks and JavaScript heavy plugins.

The discussion continued towards a potential followup task: to offer a scaffolding package that would help to create your first blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience.. This could then in turn be utilized by the wp scaffold command in WP CLICLI Command Line Interface. Terminal (Bash) in Mac, Command Prompt in Windows, or WP-CLI for WordPress., to allow scaffolding blocks directly with WP CLI. The discussion continues on GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. here:

Agenda: Coding Guidelines

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Coding guideline changes have been proposed for CSS naming and Experimental / Unstable JS API’s 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. Feedback is welcome!

Agenda: Gutenberg Playground

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A standalone Gutenberg playground environment has been merged. As we’re expanding the usage of Gutenberg outside of edit-post and also talking about cross-CMS usage and external usage (in the broad sense), we need a way to run the block editor in a context independent from WordPress Adminadmin (and super admin).

The playground allows us to test Gutenberg as a standalone editor. For example, we can use it to test that our components don’t rely on WP Admin styles to be present, that core blocks can be used without necessarily requiring a post object.

This is only a first step. The playground could evolve to contain examples of reusable components, and it could also serve as a contributor-tool to help developers discover 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.’s.

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