A rising tide lifts all boats. -- United States President, John F. Kennedy (borrowed from the New England Council)
Inspired by the proverb “A rising tide lifts all boats”, when we lower the barrier of entry to writing and choosing quality code for enough people, it will lift the quality of code across the whole WordPress ecosystem. Tide’s vision is to make it easy to improve the quality of code throughout the WordPress ecosystem and help WordPress site owners make better choices about plugins and themes.
Tide is an automated tool to provide insight into WordPress code and highlight areas to improve the quality of plugins and themes.
Tide services are responsible for the following:
The following diagram notes which Google Cloud Platform (GCP) components are used to represent the four Tide services, and how the themes and plugins API on WP.org connects to the Sync Server. The basic flow is that a User or an API Client will make a request to the Tide REST API, which sends back a response. The request could create messages in the queue where one or more services process them by running automated scripts and witting the results back to the API. Additionally, the Sync Server will poll the WP.org API's for new themes and plugins to add to the message queue.
Currently you can:
In the future you will be able to use Tide as a service to test your plugins or themes during development.
Props: Bartek Makoś (@MakiBM), Brendan Woods (@brendanwoods-xwp), Cathi Bosco (@cathibosco), Daniel Louw (@danlouw), David Cramer (@davidcramer), David Lonjon (@davidlonjon), Derek Herman (@valendesigns), Dušan D. Majkić (@dmajkic), Janki Moradiya (@jankimoradiya), Jeffrey Paul (@jeffpaul), Jonathan Wold (@sirjonathan), Joshua Wold (@jwold), Justin Kopepasah (@kopepasah), Keanan Koppenhaver (@kkoppenhaver), Leo Postovoit (@postphotos), Lubos Kmetko (@luboskmetko), Luke Carbis (@lukecarbis), Meet Makadia (@mrmakadia94), Miina Sikk (@miina), Mike Crantea (@mehigh), Rheinard Korf (@rheinardkorf), Rob Stinson (@robstino), Sayed Taqui (@sayedtaqui), Ulrich Pogson (@grappler), Utkarsh Patel (@PatelUtkarsh)
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#tide channel in WordPress Slack. Even though Slack is a chat service, sometimes it takes several hours for community members to respond — please be patient.