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  1. Muhammad Adnan

    excellent piece of work Riad!

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  2. Scott Bowler

    “Benguella predicts a shift in the WordPress development community, as JavaScript skills become essential for extending core’s rapidly evolving JS-based UI.”

    Don’t get me wrong – I love modern application development with an API first approach. VueJs has allowed me to do some pretty clever things.

    However, the shift from tinkering with libraries such as jQuery (which most WP devs can comfortably say they use) to use a framework such as React or Vue is a huge change and to self-teach is a very long and frustrating process.

    The beauty of WordPress was that it provided an accessible playground for people who wanted to try their hand at programming and extend their skills in a forgiving environment. Of course, this has led to some shocking code in plugins, but it is what made getting into web development fun. In fact, it’s what kicked-started my career all those years ago.

    Now that we’re reaching a point of Docker installs, dependencies, compiling and so on we moved past a place where beginners can get involved with WordPress. The base level requirements of knowledge are pretty extreme. It’s sad to see.

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    • fwolf

      100% ack.

      Its gonna turn into something like getting into Typo3 development – you first have to learn a complete new language (Typoscript) before you can get down to the actual nitty-gritty.

      NOT AT ALL beginner-friendly. Maybe WP should replace its original motto of “Code Is Poetry” with “Code is Bureaucracy”, starting with 5.0 ^_^

      cu, w0lf.

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    • Hardeep Asrani

      You’re underestimating beginners. They always find a way to hack into the code to do what they want. :)

      I couldn’t understand a line of JS but I still somehow always did what I wanted even if I couldn’t understand the code. Docker is also simple, you just need to know few commands and it’s all good to go.

      We’ve many non-coders in the meetup who are able to pickup Docker very quickly and they instantly fall in love.

      JS seems really scary in front of PHP, but everything new and unexplored in scary. :)

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  3. Bastian

    Benguella predicts a shift in the WordPress development community, as JavaScript skills become essential for extending core’s rapidly evolving JS-based UI.

    I really doubt that JS developers will come in droves to contribute to WordPress. On the other hand, many current devs will stop contributing to a platform that is no longer welcoming to them. I, for one, find all the tooling and transpiling stuff not enjoyable at all to work with.

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  4. Tareq

    That’s a very good starter kit for who is building the app with React. If you are looking for a Vue.js starter plugin, I created one a few months back.

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