WPWeekly Episode 305 – 10up, JavaScript for WordPress Conference, and Jetpack 5.8

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss the news of the week. We also chat about the Winter Olympics, crypto mining in order to access content on the web, and the joys of taking care of a puppy. Last but not least, we talk about Elasticsearch in Jetpack 5.8 and whether or not improving WordPress’ native search functionality …

WordPress Replaces Browserify with Webpack for Build Process

During a core JavaScript chat held in May, WordPress contributors agreed on using Webpack (and ES6 imports) instead of Browserify for JavaScript bundling in the build process. “Since we split the media files in #28510, the core build process has used Browserify to combine the media files,” Adam Silverstein said in the ticket proposing the replacement. “While browserify has served …

WordPress Core JavaScript Framework Selection Discussion Continues with Input from Open Source Community Leaders

WordPress’ #core-js Slack channel hosted a lively and productive meeting this morning led by Andrew Duthie. The discussion focused less on specific framework comparisons and more on the role a framework will play in building JavaScript-powered interfaces for WordPress. Contributors were joined by core developers and leaders from the React and Vue communities, Chrome engineers, and other interested parties from …

WPWeekly Episode 275 – The JavaScript Framework Rabbit Hole

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I celebrate WordPress’ 14th birthday. We discuss the removal of HHVM from WordPress’ testing infrastructure and how it was likely the reason PHP 7 gained so many performance improvements. For a majority of the show, Jacoby and I spoke in-depth on which JavaScript framework WordPress core should choose. We discuss what’s at stake, …

WordPress Core JavaScript Framework Debate Heats Up, Contributors Narrow Discussion to React vs. Vue

photo credit: oskay Small Parts – (license) WordPress core contributors met this morning to continue the discussion on selecting a new JavaScript framework for use with new core features. The discussion on the Make/Core post intensified over the weekend with more Vue.js proponents commenting to add their thoughts. Adam Silverstein and Andrew Duthie facilitated this morning’s meeting and began by …

WordPress to Select New JavaScript Framework for Use in Core

WordPress core contributors have started collaborating more around their JavaScript efforts this year with regular core-js meetings. One item on the most recent meeting’s agenda was discussion on choosing a new JavaScript framework for use in core as an alternative to Backbone. Contributors began by summarizing the criteria for evaluating framework options, includes factors like stability, longevity, maturity, adoption, accessibility, …

24 JavaScript Libraries and Resources for Becoming a Better Web Developer

In Stack Overflow’s Developer Survey Results of 2016, JavaScript took home top honors. Not only did it land at the top of the list for full-stack, front-end, and back-end technologies, but 55.4% of people now say they use it over other programming languages. JavaScript is an extremely powerful programming tool for any WordPress developer to have […] View original post at …