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.

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