If you want to start reading ahead for PHP 8, follow this post from Brent Roose as it evolves. There is quite a bit of information to read already. I'm particularly interested in the JIT (“just in time”) compiler that promises significant performance improvements. 🚗💨
Gil Rutkowski has a new gig heading up web development for a pretty big team. He’s a well respected and seasoned WordPress guy, so the PHP and WP gig he tweeted about this morning may be enticing for some of you. Full time in Chicago or New York.
Gutenberg 13.4 • Learning FSE sooner rather than later • Gutenberg in Tumblr and Day One • WordCamps and the vitality of the WordPress community • AUS WordPress community only mostly dead? • Get SEO Schema graphs • Web font loading geek out • PHP is 28! • PHP namespaces and autoloaders • You can work anywhere… why not Cleveland? • North Commerce — faster than the rest? • and more…
Aurooba Ahmed, Jason Cosper, Daniel Schutzsmith, Robert Jacobi, and Lesley Sim join David Bisset for three rounds of draft picks for the top WordPress stories of 2021.
Matt Shaw shows how to set up Visual Studio Code and xDebug for WordPress development in a recently updated post. 👨💻 Matt also touches on important extensions such as Git Lens (which adds simple git blame annotations to the line that you’re currently working on), PHP DocBlocker for simple docblocking, and the Prettier extension for…
For those who may not be aware of its existence, Theme Sniffer is a plugin that uses custom sniffs for PHP_CodeSniffer to statically analyze themes. It will verify if a theme adheres to WordPress coding conventions and check theme code for PHP version compatibility.
Noriko Yamamoto comments on the PHP community and suggests how it can expand beyond linguistic and geographic barriers. 🗺️