JavaScript chat summary, June 25th + July 2nd, 2019

Below is a summary of the discussion from the 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. https://www.javascript.com/. chat of the last two weeks (agenda June 25thSlack Transcript June 25th, agenda July 2ndSlack Transcript July 2nd)

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Agenda: E2E Test infrastructure for CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.

Slack Conversation June 25th

A ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. was created by @youknowriad which seeks to incorporate Gutenberg’s end-to-end test setup into WordPress core: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/45165. The patch has been reviewed by multiple members of the Core JS team and was eventually committed. @youknowriad wrote a devnotedev note Each important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include: a description of the change; the decision that led to this change a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change. Dev notes are published on Make/Core blog during the beta phase of WordPress release cycle. Publishing dev notes is particularly important when plugin/theme authors and WordPress developers need to be aware of those changes.In general, all dev notes are compiled into a Field Guide at the beginning of the release candidate phase. here:

Agenda: E2E Tests – next steps

Slack Conversation July 2nd

With the e2e framework now in core, we can start adding testcases. A few good next steps were raised:

  • Encouraging people to write tests, anytime we notice a regressionregression A software bug that breaks or degrades something that previously worked. Regressions are often treated as critical bugs or blockers. Recent regressions may be given higher priorities. A "3.6 regression" would be a bug in 3.6 that worked as intended in 3.5. or an important feature. Some coordination would probably help. Who could help lead/organize it?
  • Try to run the 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ e2e tests (maybe not all of them) in Core’s CI as well. This would allow upgrading the npm packages from Gutenberg in Core with more confidence.
  • Extending the framework to be able to run tests across PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 versions could definitely be helpful for smoke testing pages, checking there are no warnings, etc.
  • Improving the documentation with regard to e2e test would also be valuable.

These points could best be raised in Devchat as well, as they transcend the realm of Core JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors..

Agenda: Build all Core JS with WebPack

Slack Conversation

A new patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing. was uploaded by @herregroen to build all core JavaScript with Webpack: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/43731. Building all JS in core with WebPack means we can have a single consistent build process for all JS, rather than having different build tools for Gutenberg and the media library versus everything else. It also allows us to start reusing WordPress packages in the JavaScript that is already present in core. Some more review and testing is needed.

Open Floor: Request for feedback

Slack Conversation

There is some exploration going on around possible solutions for interpolating ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. elements in strings in this Gutenberg issue: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/9846. @nerrad has requested some feedback to some recent considerations he’d proposed in that issue. Input is welcome!

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