5FTF recap for February 28th, 2020

February has come and gone and we’re at the end of another “5FTF” day with my employer WebDevStudios. As mentioned last month, I want to start documenting better what activities I participate in with these events. It also allows for some easy, routine, blog content.

IndieWeb.xyz

Today was once again two-fold, with the first part of my documented 5FTF time being around reading some more about https://indieweb.xyz/ and getting a better grasp of what the site was about. In a lot of ways, it’s essentially a stripped down Reddit with a lot of IndieWeb functionality baked in.

You’re able to post to it and it’s “subs” by creating a post with h-entry and u-syndication microformat markup paired up with having Webmention support for your site. They have a variety of “subs” that can be linked to an have your posts automatically posted to. It’s like Reddit in that you can share your links on it, but it also removes the on-site commenting and discussion style post functionality. Instead it focuses on publishing the links for others to find and consume. I was able to successfully post to their test sub earlier on my A Pirate Life For Me domain. Pretty cool, if you ask me. Now to just get subscribed to some of their subs.

Javascript

Regardless if I like it or not, Javascript is a large part of WordPress’s present and future. It is enough of a presence that WebDevStudios is allowing us to work through a number of Javascript courses during the work day to help us brush up on our skills, or for some learn new skills. May not be quite as applicable on the Maintainn side where I am, but most definitely on the agency side. Regardless, Maintainn isn’t being left in the dust here. So, I continued working through some modern Javascript video lessons with Tyler McGinnis including the initial parts of some React lessons. I most definitely have some reservations about React in general after reading this post from last summer but I also know when I have to consider paddling if I want to stay afloat.

That was really all I managed to get through this month, and I consider it a beneficial day in the grand scheme of things.

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