Tide Chat Summary: February 20th

This post summarizes the Tide chat meeting from February 20th 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.

WordPress-specific PHPCompatibility standard

  • @williampatton looking for assistance in creating a custom sniffsniff A module for PHP Code Sniffer that analyzes code for a specific problem. Multiple stiffs are combined to create a PHPCS standard. The term is named because it detects code smells, similar to how a dog would "sniff" out food. for PHPCSPHP Code Sniffer PHP Code Sniffer, a popular tool for analyzing code quality. The WordPress Coding Standards rely on PHPCS. in order to create a PHPCompatibility ruleset that takes into account WordPress shims and other WP-specific issues
  • @rheinardkorf noted that @jrf pointed out that a comprehensive example is available (also here)
  • So if you have interest and availability to help out, please pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @williampatton or come chat in #tide

Reliability of sniffssniff A module for PHP Code Sniffer that analyzes code for a specific problem. Multiple stiffs are combined to create a PHPCS standard. The term is named because it detects code smells, similar to how a dog would "sniff" out food.

  • @rheinardkorf began process of refactoring the Audit Server in Go and noticed some anomalies in the PHPCompatibility standard (grammar used in messaging has been inconsistent), while waiting for a fix he wrote a parser to understand the messages which then generated a compatibility map for the audit server
  • Results should now be more accurate and inclusive of versions below or above the reported version that violates a sniff (e.g., some features work only on 5.3 but no other version)
  • @rheinardkorf to release the tests and mapping to `wptide/pkg` repo shortly, this is a Go library with tools being used for the Go driven services with the Sync Server as the first one to adopt the package and the new Audit Server will as well

PHP compatibility integration planning

  • If you have additional tasks that you see as necessary ahead of final integration of PHP Compatibility details on WordPress.org, then please reach out to @jbpaul17 (@jeffpaul on Slack).

WCEU 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/.

  • @milana_cap organizing WCEU Contributor Day and looking to see if Tide plans to participate
  • Please comment on this post or share in #tide if you’re planning to attend WCEU and have interest and ability to help lead a group contributing to Tide
  • We’ll revisit this topic next week and look to decide if Tide will be present and if so who can help coordinate

Next meeting

The next meeting will take place on February 27, 2018 at 22:00 UTC / February 27, 2018 at 22:00 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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