Speakers: Jadon Naas

  • Jadon Naas: JavaScript! What is it good for?

    Jadon Naas: JavaScript! What is it good for?

    WordCamp Pittsburgh 2017Speaker: Jadon Naas

    July 10, 2018 — Matt Mullenweg himself challenged the WordPress community to learn JavaScript deeply. WordPress is maturing into a full-featured platform for developing single-page and event-driven web applications using JavaScript and the WordPress REST API. WordPress is fully capable of supporting developers looking to add AJAX behaviors to their existing plugins, themes, and websites. We’ll examine some methodologies to deploy the REST API in event-driven applications. We’ll discuss how developers can add AJAX behaviors to their plugins, themes, or websites. For developers interested in building entire custom applications with the data management and user controls WordPress provides, we’ll talk how this can be done.
    During this talk, we’ll also touch on how libraries like React.JS (Facebook) are rapidly maturing and can be utilized with WordPress for front-end application development.