What happened last week - Issue #1
This week: Debugging using Ray, Eleventy, Statamic + Vite and much more.
What happened last week
It was a really interesting week. I did a webinar together with Freek van der Herten about debugging PHP using Ray. It was really interesting and I learned a lot. If you are still debugging using die and var_dump, you should listen to Freek and give Ray a chance.
Also, in the WordPress world, another WP Drama happened. This time Matt Mullenweg criticized Gutenberg and said that using Wix or Squarespace would be a quicker solution.
Learn how to debug using Ray. It's a really amazing piece of software and if you struggle using xDebug, Ray is an amazing alternative.
Dana Byerly wrote an amazing tutorial about using Eleventy and WordPress together. An amazing piece of content that shows how to connect those two together.
Finally, I played a bit with Vite together with Statamic. I'm really impressed with the speed difference - compiling all the CSS and JS using Laravel mix took 4-5 seconds, using Vite only 2.
Thanks to this starter kit you can see how to convert your website to Vite.
Astro 1.0 was released. I'm really happy seeing how Astro is changing for the better. Can't wait to see how Astro will look in a year.
It's a really amazing article explaining that many users don't fully understand how Lighthouse works. They only focus on the number rather than trying to understand the real reason.
Next week, together with Fran Agulto, we'll explain how to use build a headless WordPress app using Next.JS and Buddy.
Have an amazing week