A Look into Calypso, a talk by Matías Ventura at WordCamp Europe 2016, is an engaging survey of the open source technology running the new WordPress.com publishing interface. Why it’s important, what it’s made of, the values and principles that guide it, and how to use it today for your own projects.
Links and resources mentioned in the video below. You can also download the slides (PDF, 10.4 MB).
- Calypso GitHub repository
- WP.com REST API
- React JS library
- webpack, a module bundler
- Sass, CSS with superpowers
- page.js, a client-side router
- Redux, a state container for JS apps
- socket.io, a real-time engine
- Calypso documentation (aka DevDocs)
- Live gallery of Calypso Components
- “Our Approach to Data” article
- “Introduce AsyncLoad for asynchronous rendering by code splitting”
2 thoughts on “Video: A Look into Calypso”
Since Matías doesn’t have comments enabled on his blog, I thought I’d thank him here, and ask a follow-up question.
You mentioned “abstractions lead to burdens of knowledge” in the context of being careful about generalizing code into tools. Can you expand on that a bit? Maybe with a new blog post on matiasventura.com?
I’d like to learn more about the burden, how it plays out for any open source project (not just WordPress or Calypso). This could be a good (cough) general lesson for anyone running an open code project.
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