[wp-hackers] Code reviews for plugins?
mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Thu Aug 19 20:06:04 UTC 2010
Would it make sense to create a google groups mailing list for those that want to collaborate on this? I'm open for the domain to be used for the good of the community and not just for my own benefit.
On Aug 19, 2010, at 4:01 PM, Eric Mann wrote:
> I, for one, would love to participate in a peer review process.
> I recommended last year that someone* put together a group of developers to
> review plug-ins. I was hoping we could flag "reviewed" plug-ins in the
> repository to give them a bit of extra work - like verifying that a new version
> really does worth with the version of WordPress it claims to. If we *could*
> flag such plug-ins, it would give the quality ones more weight and allow for a
> quick filter or search.
> In any case, +1 on the idea. And seriously, keep us apprised regarding any kind
> of wpcodereview.com collaboration.
> On August 19, 2010 at 7:44 PM Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel at newclarity.net> wrote:
>> I had the same idea recently and registered http://wpcodereview.com for that
>> purpose. Want to collaborate?
>> Another option might be to see if we could somehow use the voting mechanism
>> that works so well to surface reviews of plugins on WordPress Answers?
>> Whatever the case, +1 on the concern and the desire to do something about it.
>>  http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/
>> On Aug 19, 2010, at 3:39 PM, Matt Jacob wrote:
>>> Fact: the quality of plugins in the repository is generally pretty low.
>>> Obviously, there are exceptions, and those exceptions rise to the top and
>>> become more popular. But for the 10,000-some plugins listed, I bet that
>>> fewer than 100 of those would be considered best practices in plugin
>>> development. Unfortunately, most---not all---plugin developers probably
>>> don't even give a crap.
>>> For those developers who *do* give a crap (or several craps), and who *do*
>>> want to publish high-quality plugins, what resources are available? I was
>>> thinking it might be neat if more experienced WP developers from wp-hackers
>>> volunteered to do code reviews of up-and-coming plugins (initiated by the
>>> plugin developer; not just a random selection).
>>> You could be the best software engineer in the world, but WordPress is a
>>> separate beast. It's a huge system that's evolved over many years, and the
>>> fact of the matter is that the more experience developers need to pass on
>>> the tribal knowledge they've acquired along the way. IMO, code reviews are a
>>> good way to do that.
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