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React patents clarification: Facebook License FAQ, adoption at Apple and Microsoft

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The technical merits of React are hard to challenge. It has sparked a revolution in how developers build web user interfaces - with or without React. Facebook's somewhat unclear licensing (BSD+Patents) have been fuel for FUD among Open Source developers. FOSS communities continue to have a built in resistance to "evil corporations", to which Facebook can easily be classified to.

Written by Jorgé on Monday November 14, 2016


React is the UI framework for extending SharePoint

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Many web developers recall working with Sharepoint as a web CMS as a horrible tool. Customization the table structures generated by the proprietary backend code was the antithesis in the heydays of the web standard movement in the 2000's.

Written by Jorgé on Saturday November 12, 2016




Keystone Node.js CMS receives React powered UI in 4.0 Beta

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Keystone.js is a contemporary alternative to simple content management needs. The tool is written in JavaScript and runs on the Node.js platform. You can think of it as a more contemporary version of WordPress. In it's latest 4.0 version the tool gets a React powered UI.

Written by Jorgé on Friday November 4, 2016


Visual Studio Code 1.7 DDoS'ed NPM

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Visual Studio Code is a light weight code editor from Microsoft. It is a great tool for JavaScript development and specifically development with the TypeScript language being a Microsoft Open Source effort.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday November 3, 2016


React with TypeScript and MobX

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The React ecosystem is huge and there are a number of technologies available. During 2016 the core supporting stack for React has stabilised to be composed of Babel for JavaScript transpilation and Redux for state management.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday November 2, 2016


WordPress.com stole Ghost platform code, now accuses Wix for the same

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Ghost is a blogging platform written in Node.js. It is fairly popular and a direct competitor to WordPress. Ghost also has a pleasing aesthetic.

So much so, that WordPress.com, a commercial entity, decided to take their default theme and use it. Without permission and explicitly breaking the licensing terms. OMG, evil corporation taking advantage of the organic artisan developer!

Written by Jorgé on Monday October 31, 2016


YouTube is being rebuilt with Web Components & Polymer

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YouTube is the undisputed video platform for the web. Back in 2005 when it launched it revolutionized online video with Flash (yes, that Flash) and was acquired by Google in October 2006.

Casual video viewers as well as amateur and professional content creators, everybody uses YouTube. From Flash to HTML5 video the technology has evolved. Now YouTube going for Web Components.

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday October 25, 2016


Choosing between Angular, React and Vue.js? You can't go wrong.

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Angular, React and Vue.js are three popular technologies that are widely deployed and used for creating rich user interfaces for web applications. They're all somewhat of competitors, but at the end of the day they are all comparable and none holds a significant advantage.

Written by Jorgé on Monday October 24, 2016