But why does this matter for WordPress?
WordPress is increasingly using more and more JS, whether in the admin, themes, or plugins.
And the current priorities for WordPress development — customization, the editing experience, and the REST API — all require JS.
So, if you want to develop for WordPress, learning JS in addition to PHP is a necessity.
Now, browsers are still implementing this new version of JS so all of the features aren’t available yet in all browsers. Micah’s going to show us how to use a transpiler (a what?) to allow us to use the new features but still have our code work in all browsers.
So come on out, Thursday, May 18, 7:45-8:45pm.
P.S. If you want to get a headstart or just want to know a little bit more before the meetup so you can ask better questions, we created a quick resource list for learning more about the JS world and how it fits into WordPress.