JavaScript Chat Summary: January 28, 2020

Below is a summary of the discussion from this week’s JavaScript chat (agendaSlack transcript).

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Create block package

(Slack conversation)

New @wordpress/create-block package was merged in the past week: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/19773. The package is meant to help plugin developers scaffold new blocks with a single command npm init @wordpress/block.

It is already available on NPM. It was published today as part of the next Gutenberg plugin release process that started on Monday.

Playwright vs Puppeteer

(Slack conversation)

Last week, Microsoft announced its new “Playwright” tool, which is very much like Puppeteer and created by many of its original contributors. The main draw here is that it supports multiple browsers, whereas we’ve always been limited to just Chrome using Puppeteer.

We discussed whether we should consider migration from Puppeteer to Playwright but we decide to postpone the decision for some time. The reason for that is the uncertainty about how those two projects evolve. The fact that the Puppeteer team has just released a new version that supports the Firefox browser makes it even more interesting. We plan to revisit this topic in the future.

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