Javascript, APIs, and the Future of WordPress – Scott Bolinger

Automattic just announced Calypso, which is a radical new interface for WordPress.com. It replaces the old WordPress.com admin experience with a faster, more modern approach. It uses a Javascript framework called React, which was developed by Facebook. The main advantage of React is that it’s supposed to allow development of web and mobile apps using …

In the future, themes would probably not needed. That’s new!

Source: Javascript, APIs, and the Future of WordPress – Scott Bolinger

A Prediction, Calypso & What I Think Is the Next WordPress!

A lot of professional Drupal developers already have exit strategies.

They may even have a day job building or maintaining Drupal 6 and/or Drupal 7 sites, but they go home at night and study Ruby, Node.js, Angular.js, even some are looking into WordPress. They want to be “out” before they have to learn Drupal 8. These are smart, capable people, who I’m sure – if they wanted to – would be able to pick up Drupal 8. So, why are they leaving? Because Drupal 8 has become different enough that learning it feels like learning something new. If they are going to invest in learning something new, why not Ruby, or Node.js, or something else?

This kind of #jleb ????

Source: A Prediction, Calypso & What I Think Is the Next WordPress!

Note: the above quote in the article is from The Decline of Drupal, or How to Fix Drupal 8 which were also quoted from Introducing Backdrop CMS, A Drupal Fork by Jennifer Lea Lampton.

Quoteception ?

How Will Calypso Change the Game? – ManageWP

When you take a look at Calypso, it’s clear that the target audience are WordPress.com users. Their users are content with letting Automattic handle the technical aspect for them, while they focus on the content.

ManageWP users, on the other hand, are power users. Almost all of you either make a living off WordPress, or have a business that relies heavily on it.

So while Calypso’s value resonates with 80% of all WordPress users (easier way to manage WordPress, plus it’s free), ManageWP is all about getting things done. It needs to be, because the most valuable asset you’ve got as a WordPress professional, is time.

That’s the beauty of WordPress – the Foundation is not looking to put us under Automattic’s thumb; Matt and his team are actively encouraging the WordPress community, through open source policy, to keep building, innovating, making lives easier for everyone, and find their own place in the ecosystem.

ManageWP vs Calypso. And also just realize about the existence of ManageWP Orion.

Source: How Will Calypso Change the Game? – ManageWP