JavaScript Core Chat Summary: 14 July 2020

This is a recap of 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. CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. chat held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 14:00 UTC. You can read the full meeting discussion here in Slack

@adamsilverstein hosted

There were no agenda items for today, so @adamsilverstein moved straight to the open floor

Open floor:

  • @adamsilverstein plans to publish the JavaScript Core team blogblog (versus network, site) post this week
    • You an view this post on ASBlocks here
    • The plan is for this to be “evergreen” and linked from our meeting record and slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at room
  • @mkaz shared in issue he’s been trying to figure out here. Any feedback or suggestions to resolve it are welcome.

@adamsilverstein closed meeting after 25 minutes.

Next chat is on Wednesday, July 21, 2020, 14:00 UTC in the #core-js channel on Slack.

Weekly JavaScript news round up

  • The accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( team notes from the July 3rd meeting have been posted.
  • A pull was recently merged for the @wordpress/env package that adds support for environment specific options. Also some work has started in the package for improving environment start speed.
  • A pull was merged with some small performance tweaks round usage of useSelect. Note to teams, the pull description has a great reminder from Riad about performance considerations when using this interface.
  • The core editor chat summary notes for July 8th were published.
  • The core css chat summary notes for July 2nd were published.
  • Gutenberg 8.5 was released. Highlights include: drag and drop improvements, accessibility improvements, and an easy upload tool for external images.
  • WordPress 5.5 Beta 1 was released. If you haven’t already, you may want to update your development sites to start testing against the next great WordPress releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software.!
  • It’s now possible to add plugins to the Block Directory.
  • A dev notedev 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. was published about new CSS styles for buttons with disabled state coming in WP 5.5.
  • The notes for the core js chat on July 7th were published.

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