WordPress development has been “modernizing” — using a complex React client. Plugin developers are using more React and often want to embrace modern PHP practices without straying too far from “The WordPress way.” Automated testing, along with code quality tools have been adopted to help us maintain our plugins and avoid bugs.
In this talk, you learn about each part of the WordPress developer toolchain through a demo of Plugin Machine. Plugin Machine is a new product Josh is building that helps you create plugins and add features to them. You see how to create a new plugin with as little or as many of the tools you need. In addition, Josh demonstrates how to use these tools for plugin development and how to use Plugin Machine to add new features to your plugins while you develop.