Tide Chat Summary: April 27th

This post summarizes the Tide chat from April 27th in the #tide SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel (agenda, Slack archive).

Reminder that the current Tide focus is integrating PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. Compatibility data from Tide into 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/.  Once PHP Compatibility is integrated into WordPress.org, we’ll assess the next focus to provide the biggest impact to the community.

Node refactoring

  • @derekherman continues to progress towards a v1 launch of Tide refactored to use Node
  • @antpb finished scoping out a complete rebuild of the PHP Compatibility Checker plugin, getting started on development phase and expects to begin integrating the Tide 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 next two weeks but initial manual tests of endpoints looked positive
  • @antpb planning for the 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 to make an initial AJAX call to the endpoint to get the latest report / prime the report, considering hitting endpoint in a batch of ~100 at once
  • Plugin currently has an option to check all active and inactive plugins, but @antpb may focus first on active plugins
  • @jeffpaul suggested holding off the batch request until next plugin version to simplify initial refactor to using Tide API
  • @antpb goal for plugin refactor is to look and perform exactly the same as the non-Tide API version, “with some personal opinionated changes sprinkled in” ✨

Automatically Catching Bugs in Plugins

Next meeting

The next meeting, a 30-minute Tide status update and open floor discussion, will take place on May 11, 2021 at 18:00 UTC in the #tide Slack channel.  Please feel free to drop in with any updates or questions.  If you have items to discuss but cannot make the meeting, please leave a comment on this post so that we can take them into account.

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Tide Chat Agenda: April 27th

This is the agenda for the 30-minute Tide status update and open floor discussion on April 27, 2021 at 18:00 UTC:

  • Updates on progress of Node service refactoring
  • Open floor

If you have anything to propose to add to the agenda or specific items related to the above, please leave a comment below. See you there!

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Tide Chat Summary: April 6th

This post summarizes the Tide chat from April 6th in the #tide SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel (agenda, Slack archive).

Reminder that the current Tide focus is integrating PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. Compatibility data from Tide into 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/.  Once PHP Compatibility is integrated into WordPress.org, we’ll assess the next focus to provide the biggest impact to the community.

Node refactoring

  • @derekherman confirmed remaining tasks for 1.0.0 is continuing to update documentation, resolving any bugs found during next full ingest of plugins/themes, and a potential breaking change on how 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. reports from Lighthouse and PHPCSPHP Code Sniffer PHP Code Sniffer, a popular tool for analyzing code quality. The WordPress Coding Standards rely on PHPCS. are stored (current stored in DB, might switch to a storage bucket)
  • @derekherman noted that size of JSON payload for Lighthouse is causing some slowness in the DB during deletions, sometimes 20k lines of JSON for particular plugins (PHPCS reports are typically small but can also be very large on a codebase with lots of issues and code)
  • Final item that may require updates is integration and testing results from @antpb on utilizing the 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 the PHP Compatibility Checker 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, no immediate needs in terms of the plugin refactoring to using Tide endpoints

WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe 2021 Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.

  • @oglekler asked about interest in participating in the virtual/remote Contributor Day, WCEU team aiming to share more details later this week
  • @oglekler estimated it’ll be around June 7th or 10th, likely European evening time / US morning time so both EU and US folks can attend
  • @jeffpaul noted that the Tide team should generally be available assuming a Zoom or other video chat service is available to use alongside WordPress Slack and Tide’s 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/ repo
  • @derekherman noted that its likely a Tide participation would be focused on discussion and planning rather than development as there isn’t a backlog of issues to work on (at least not yet)

Next meeting

The next meeting, a 30-minute Tide status update and open floor discussion, will take place on April 27, 2021 at 18:00 UTC in the #tide Slack channel.  Please feel free to drop in with any updates or questions.  If you have items to discuss but cannot make the meeting, please leave a comment on this post so that we can take them into account.

#summary, #tide-chat

Tide Chat Agenda: April 6th

This is the agenda for the 30-minute Tide status update and open floor discussion on April 6, 2021 at 18:00 UTC:

  • Updates on progress of Node service refactoring
  • Open floor

If you have anything to propose to add to the agenda or specific items related to the above, please leave a comment below. See you there!

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Tide Chat Summary: March 16th

This post summarizes the Tide chat from March 16th in the #tide SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel (agenda, Slack archive).

Reminder that the current Tide focus is integrating PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. Compatibility data from Tide into 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/.  Once PHP Compatibility is integrated into WordPress.org, we’ll assess the next focus to provide the biggest impact to the community.

Node refactoring

  • @derekherman updated Status schema to allow Status UI to be sortable, will drop DB and rerun sync server after tweaking logic and iterating to resolve failed jobs
  • @antpb continuing to refactor PHP Compatability Checker plugin, may need small iterations on Tide schema/etc. to best align to 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
  • @jeffpaul ran through local setup, focused on getting docs running and not full scale Tide, small PR to adjust Staging Docs, considering another PR to more obviously separate docs vs. complete Tide local setup
  • @derekherman to update architecture diagram to match new Node setup
  • Current Tide version in Production using Golang costs ~$600/month, last month Tide version in Staging using Node cost $2.66 and has cost a total of $6.64 since October
  • If you have time, please try out the updated Tide local setup using Node and call out any issues you see… thanks!

Next meeting

Note the change below to April 6th due to Spring Break schedules, when normally we’d meet on March 30th.

The next meeting, a 30-minute Tide status update and open floor discussion, will take place on April 6, 2021 at 18:00 UTC in the #tide Slack channel.  Please feel free to drop in with any updates or questions.  If you have items to discuss but cannot make the meeting, please leave a comment on this post so that we can take them into account.

#summary, #tide-chat

Tide Chat Agenda: March 16th

This is the agenda for the 30-minute Tide status update and open floor discussion on March 16, 2021 at 18:00 UTC:

  • Updates on progress of Node service refactoring
  • Open floor

If you have anything to propose to add to the agenda or specific items related to the above, please leave a comment below. See you there!

#agenda, #tide-chat

Tide Chat Summary: March 2nd

This post summarizes the Tide chat from March 2nd in the #tide SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel (agenda, Slack archive).

Reminder that the current Tide focus is integrating PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. Compatibility data from Tide into 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/.  Once PHP Compatibility is integrated into WordPress.org, we’ll assess the next focus to provide the biggest impact to the community.

Node refactoring

  • @derekherman working to resolve two outstanding issues: finishing the status UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. and updating the documentation
  • Status UI is connected to Firestore and provides real-time updates, but provides no pagination, sorting, or search
  • Documentation of installation should be good for others to try out / test, but after that there’s likely more that needs more/better info in the docs
  • Once the status UI and docs are committed and deployedDeploy Launching code from a local development environment to the production web server, so that it's available to visitors. Tide will be ready for a stable release

Post-meeting note: the status UI is now available.

Next meeting

The next meeting, a 30-minute Tide status update and open floor discussion, will take place on March 16, 2021 at 18:00 UTC in the #tide Slack channel.  Please feel free to drop in with any updates or questions.  If you have items to discuss but cannot make the meeting, please leave a comment on this post so that we can take them into account.

#summary, #tide-chat

Tide Chat Agenda: March 2nd

This is the agenda for the 30-minute Tide status update and open floor discussion on March 2, 2021 at 19:00 UTC:

  • Updates on progress of Node service refactoring
  • Open floor

If you have anything to propose to add to the agenda or specific items related to the above, please leave a comment below. See you there!

#agenda, #tide-chat

Tide Chat Summary: February 16th

This post summarizes the Tide chat from February 16th in the #tide SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel (agenda, Slack archive).

Reminder that the current Tide focus is integrating PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. Compatibility data from Tide into 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/.  Once PHP Compatibility is integrated into WordPress.org, we’ll assess the next focus to provide the biggest impact to the community.

Node refactoring

  • @derekherman still has some items left on his todo list, but is aiming for an RC1 release as early as March 2nd
  • Latest improvements was code coverage going from ~30% to ~94%, refactoring logic post proof-of-concept stage, and adding proper error handling
  • A new Cloud Function was added to host the Swagger UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. so you can now interact with the API in the browser
  • @derekherman met with folks at WP Engine last week to discuss the Tide 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. as a data source for the PHP Compatibility Checker plugin that they support, the result of the meeting can be found on a related support forum post from @antpb
  • PHPCSPHP Code Sniffer PHP Code Sniffer, a popular tool for analyzing code quality. The WordPress Coding Standards rely on PHPCS. reports are now separated by PHP version to make it easier to build a UI on top of. These can be viewed in the PHPCS schema object
  • Tide now stores not just the 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/theme version being audited, but also the version of the report (e.g., PHPCS) that the audit relates to in the Dependencies object, that’s part of the Report object, that’s part of the Audit object (where the plugin/theme version resides)
  • The API stores info about the server including Node and PHP version as well as the package used to run the audit
  • @derekherman is considering switching from Datastore to Firestore as a breaking change headed into an RC1 as this would allow a status UI as a VueVue Vue (pronounced /vjuː/, like view) is a progressive framework for building user interfaces. https://vuejs.org/. component in the docs to see audits in realtime, more details to come on that in the next Tidechat
  • @antpb to share test results as the PHP Compatibility Checker team gets further along in their development process
  • Biggest help others can provide is to test the Node version locally from https://staging.wptide.org/ and highlight any issues found as a GitHub issue, comment in Slack, or as a comment on this post

Next meeting

The next meeting, a 30-minute Tide status update and open floor discussion, will take place on March 2, 2021 at 19:00 UTC in the #tide Slack channel.  Please feel free to drop in with any updates or questions.  If you have items to discuss but cannot make the meeting, please leave a comment on this post so that we can take them into account.

#summary, #tide-chat

Tide Chat Agenda: February 16th

This is the agenda for the 30-minute Tide status update and open floor discussion on February 16, 2021 at 19:00 UTC:

  • Updates on progress of Node service refactoring
  • Open floor

If you have anything to propose to add to the agenda or specific items related to the above, please leave a comment below. See you there!

#agenda, #tide-chat