JavaScript Chat Summary: January 28, 2020

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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Create 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. package

(Slack conversation)

New @wordpress/create-block package was merged in the past week: The package is meant to help pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party 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 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. 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 migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. 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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