“What would we build if we were starting from scratch today, knowing all we’ve learned over the past 13 years of building WordPress?” -Matt Mullenweg, CEO of WordPress
Matt Mullenweg, CEO of WordPress announced today that it was time for something big, something new, something with codename Calypso. With more than 127 contributors, in the form of talented engineers and designers, working together for over 20 months, Calypso is set to bring a multitude of improvements. Below of some of the benefits and a before and after comparison between the new and the old WordPress.com
The updated platform hope to bring on another quarter of the web onto its open source system. Mullenweg acknowledges this is a huge undertaking and is incredibly proud of the team of contributors that continue to work hard. He promises this is just the beginning with a whole set of updates for plugins, extensibility, contributions, Windows and Linux releases, API speed, localization, and harmonizing the WordPress.com API and WP-API that will be required in order to work with the new WordPress.com.
Read more about the new WordPress form a developer’s point of view.