Il nuovo WordPress, senza PHP e con un’applicazione per Mac ufficiale

WordPress:

The new WordPress.com codebase, codenamed “Calypso,” moves WordPress.com away from MySQL and PHP. It’s built entirely in JavaScript, and communicates with WordPress.com only using our REST API. This means the new WordPress.com is a browser-based client for our API, just like any other application built on top of it — lighter, faster, and more flexible for a mobile-focused world.

È completamente in JavaScript, basato su REST API 100% aperte. In altre parole, fa a meno di PHP e MySQL. Ma.tt, sul proprio blog, motiva la decisione di abbandonare le fondamenta utilizzate fino ad ora così:

The basic paradigms of wp-admin are largely the same as they were five years ago. Working within them had become limiting. The time seemed ripe for something new, something big… but if you’re going to break back compat, it needs to be for a really good reason. A 20x improvement, not a 2x. Most open source projects fade away rather than make evolutionary jumps.

So we asked ourselves a big question. What would we build if we were starting from scratch today, knowing all we’ve learned over the past 13 years of building WordPress? At the beginning of last year, we decided to start experimenting and see.

Invece di wp-admin, è possibile gestire il proprio blog (i propri blog) da un’unica interfaccia: quella di wordpress.com (che, fra l’altro, è diventato open source). È l’opzione di default per i blog su wordpress.com, mentre può essere attivata via Jetpack sui blog installati sul proprio spazio, tramite wordpress.org.

Spiegano:

Is this a new WordPress?

This is a new interface for WordPress, in use now at WordPress.com and in the desktop app. It’s a modern take on how to write and manage content, that retains the same open source WordPress at its central core, powering everything through our REST API.

Will this be replacing WP-Admin?

We’re laying an entirely new foundation for a generation of apps and services built on WordPress — but whether the Calypso codebase eventually becomes part of core WordPress and replaces WP-Admin is up to the WordPress community.

Qui c’è il dietro le quinte dello sviluppo. L’applicazione per Mac, invece, si trova qua.

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