Blockworld: Survival Guide for a PHP Developer

We were told to learn Javascript, deeply… But if you are anything like me, still more comfortable in the backend, here are some tips on surviving in this strange new block-based word.

The good people who learned JavaScript deeply before us, have created some nice tools that we can use from the comfort of our PHP, without venturing (much) into the realm of package managers, build processes, compilers, front-end frameworks, and other newfangled creatures. And still, create beautiful and functional things.

In this session, you will learn how a PHP developer can survive in a Gutenburg block world.

What You’ll Learn

  • Tools and talks to help you learn JavaScript
  • Block collection plugins
  • How you can use a block builder plugin
  • Pros and cons of using ACF, Block Lab, Lazy Blocks
  • Tools and sample code to allow you to use PHP in a JavaScript world