JavaScript chat summary, October 29nd, 2019

Below is a summary of the discussion from last 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. https://www.javascript.com/. chat (agendaSlack Transcript)

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ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. prerelease channels

Slack Conversation

There was an announcement from the React team about official prerelease channels:

The long story short is they are promoting react@next prereleases and share some guidelines on how to test projects with the upcoming changes to their libraries. If you want to get involved and explore how 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/ project could participate please comment on the corresponding issue.

Time of the meeting

Slack Conversation

Weekly meetings discuss JavaScript in the context of the WordPress ecosystem and we value the input from people working with JavaScript in WordPress. We wanted to survey people whether they would like to participate in the weekly chat if there was a different time?

As of today, we expect you’ll come to the meeting prepared to contribute your perspectives and help influence direction. You can also share in comments what would you expect from such meetings.

Testing components

Slack Conversation

There is an ongoing discussion about different approaches to testing UIUI User interface components on GitHub. It isn’t a new topic. We have already considered removing enzyme in the past when some React APIs weren’t covered, but we gave up because of its wide usage.

We agreed that we can live with enzyme in old files following Code Refactoring guidelines, but we should plan to makemake A collection of P2 blogs at make.wordpress.org, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility). it easier to contribute with tests when working on new features. @nerrad emphasized that it would be good to iron out what testing approach we want to recommend going forward. If anything the discussion in that issue highlights, we should include it in the Testing Overview documentation as the very first step.

@gziolo proposed we consider the E2E testing approach with the instance of Storybook as the testing environment given that it is a static site working like a single page application. @itsjonq shared that he’s done storybook E2E testing using Cypress in the past. It was something that could be automated by CI (Travis) and it worked great.

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JavaScript chat summary, October 22nd, 2019

Below is a summary of the discussion from last 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. https://www.javascript.com/. chat (agendaSlack Transcript)

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Agenda: Node LTS

Slack Conversation

Recently, Node 12 became the new LTS version for Node. A pull request to make WordPress scripts compatible with Node 12 was merged.

Agenda: Code style

Slack Conversation

A change to the JSDoc 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party triggered new ESLint warnings. These were fixed in a pull request: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/18025.

Another PR tries to bring WP Prettier into WP Scripts. WP Prettier is a Prettier fork that follows the WordPress code conventions that allows to easily reformat all of WordPress JavaScript but also enable other developers in the community who leverage WP scripts to do the same.

Agenda: Storybook

Slack Conversation

In September, Storybook was added to Gutenberg. There’s an issue open discussing next steps, which includes adding stories for all @wordpress/components and adding support for ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. Native components. @mkaz published a tutorial video on his blogblog (versus network, site) on how to code a storybook story.

The following questions could be explored:

  • How can we enable plugin and theme developers to leverage storybook in their own workflows? It was suggested storybook could be added to WP scripts.
  • How can we integrate storybook into https://developer.wordpress.org/block-editor/? Storybook could be a replacement for the components reference.

A few concerns were raised with regard to using storybook on wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/:

– How do we keep the WP dev site headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes.?
– How do we avoid iframes (and include the header) to keep routing?
– How do we keep the READMEs (or some aspects of them) as there’s a lot of good info there?

It seems storybook allows for enough customization to be able to address these concerns. Some help from the metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. team would be required.

Open floor: Card component

Slack Conversation

@itsjonq worked on a PR for a new Card component. There’s still some ongoing discussion about the introduction of css-in-js and Enzyme in that PR. Feedback appreciated!

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JavaScript chat summary, August 27th, 2019

Below is a summary of the discussion from last 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. https://www.javascript.com/. chat (agendaSlack Transcript)

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Agenda: Cross-platform packages

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In the near future we want to publish a mobile components library to allow cross-platform development of blocks, how can we document mobile/web specific props? The proposal currently only touches README files which are manually crafted. So far we assumed that this code is only used in WordPress. How could we makemake A collection of P2 blogs at make.wordpress.org, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility). packages that are interoperable with both ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. DOM and React Native?

The mobile team is trying to make the API’s / Prop interfaces for mobile and webcomponents as similar as possible. But it will be hard to make them entirely the same. So we need to make sure we find a way to manage the documentation for these things better. Jorge Bernal will work on a proposal based on https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/17145.

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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

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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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JavaScript chat summary, May 14th, 2019

Below is a summary of the discussion from last 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. https://www.javascript.com/. chat (agendaSlack Transcript)

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Agenda: ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. HooksHooks In WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same. for Data

Slack Conversation

We discussed an issue to introduce a useSelect React hook to the @wordpress/data package. The discussion focused on determining what the best 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. would be and a concern was raised to investigate the potential performance impact. We agreed it would be best to have a single useSelect function which allows to pass in a mapping callback for more complex conditional type use-cases involving multiple selectors/stores. We could create utility functions for simple cases.

Open floor: Node compatibility

The version of node-sass we use isn’t compatible with Node 12.x. A PR to update node-sass to a compatible version is now merged.

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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. https://www.javascript.com/. 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. Makemake A collection of P2 blogs at make.wordpress.org, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility). 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. https://github.com/ here: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/10629.

Agenda: Coding Guidelines

Slack Conversation

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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/. 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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Javascript Chat Summary – October 23, 2018

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. https://www.javascript.com/. chat (agendaSlack Transcript)

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Agenda: Should wp.hooksHooks In WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same. support the special all hook?

Slack Conversation

In Gutenberg#8602 it is raised if we should add support for an all action in wp.hooks in order to match feature parity with the current PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 hooks system in WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. While there were no real objections raised in the chat, pretty much everyone present agreed with this comment:

If it is primarily intended for debugging, then it might be worth exploring optimizations to avoid any impact in typical usage, e.g. monkey-patching runHooks when an all hook is added.

@aduth

Actions

  • No interest was expressed in the issue. If anyone wants to take it on, there wouldn’t be any objections either.

Agenda: Ways to optimize the package updating process

Slack Conversation

The process for updating packages needs to be optimized further. Right now any fix on a package has to follows the cumbersome flow of 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/ PR -> lerna 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. -> core ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. -> update package.jsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. -> commit. We need to makemake A collection of P2 blogs at make.wordpress.org, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility). this smoother.

This problem would probably not exist once everything is merged into a single monorepo hosted on git. But that doesn’t seem feasible just yet. Could we maybe mimic the advantage of having a monorepo a bit by getting more tooling into WordPress core and build straight from 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. https://github.com/ source? That would at least decouple publication of packages from being able to consume their changes in WordPress core development. 

It was raised by @gziolo that installing Gutenberg straight from Github with npm is not an option because Gutenberg consumes local packages which can’t be resolved by npm. The solution proposed is to take a similar approach to how Gutenberg packages are updated for Drupal.

This is done with an install script that simply clones Gutenberg into node_modules and builds the scripts in Gutenberg itself. While not a very elegant solution, this could work and drastically improve the process of keeping the packages updated.

Actions

  • @atimmer will work on a proof of concept.

Open floor: JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. i18ni18n Internationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill.

Slack Conversation

Good progress is being made on JavaScript language packs. 🎉 @herregroen is working together closely with @nerrad, @swissspidy and @ocean90 to land this. There seems to be a great deal of consensus and the work is nearing completion.

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JavaScript Chat Summary – October 9th

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. https://www.javascript.com/. chat (agendaSlack transcript).

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Preparing for WordPress 5.0

  • The technical overview of the Gutenberg integration into Core post has been shared. 
  • Integration of 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/ packages as npm dependencies into CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. has started (Core ticket, Github PR for review).
  • Remaining work to ensure all the Gutenberg JavaScript is available as packages, has landed. Publishing the packages to npm should happen as soon as the 4.0 RC of Gutenberg is released.

Action items

Annotations 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. in Gutenberg

  • The foundation work will be shipped in 4.0: The RichText package and the RichText structure.
  • A custom format API will be added. Likely for 4.1.
  • The annotations API should be built on top of this custom format API.

Action items

  • Continue the work on the custom format API targeted for 4.1: @iseulde
  • Coordinate with the Annotations API PR: @atimmer @iseulde

Generic Data Store API

The Data Module of Gutenberg is composed of two parts:

  • The Producer API: Registering stores, selectors, actions.
  • The Consumer API: Consuming selectors and actions in components and other scripts.

@coderkevin proposed to makemake A collection of P2 blogs at make.wordpress.org, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility). the producer API less opinionated allowing custom stores implementations to leverage advanced use-cases for big applications/plugins like Calypso or WooCommerce while ensuring backward compatibility for the current implementation.

No blockerblocker A bug which is so severe that it blocks a release. was raised on the Core side and the work should continue on the proposed PR.

Action items

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