The OpenJS Foundation recently hosted its monthly Ask Me Anything with folks from the webhint team. webhint, a hosted project at the Foundation, is a customizable linting tool that helps you improve your site’s accessibility, speed, cross-browser compatibility, and more by checking your code for best practices and common errors. Pretty useful stuff, huh!?
Below are some key moments and topics from the AMA:
3:15: Panelists discuss how webhint came about.
8:27: AMA participants talk through the unique things that drew them to the project.
11:45: What the webhint offerings are, what are the forms it takes.
16:10: What are the biggest problems webhint solves for devs and the community at large?
18:35: How does webhint help developers fix problems they find in the codebase?
25:05: What’s the most interesting challenge working in the webhint codebase?
36:52: What’s in store for webhint in the future?
39:50: Code schools and webhint as a teaching tool.
The panel also encouraged folks to get involved by following the project on Twitter (@webhintio), at their website (webhint.i) or by checking them out on GitHub- https://github.com/webhintio/hint.
Big thanks to Rachel, Tony, and Harald for their knowledge and expertise!
The next OpenJS AMA will feature the Node.js Technical Steering Committee and will happen April 1st at 9 am PT. Submit your questions here.