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Fetch is the native AJAX API to replace jQuery.get()

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As a term AJAX has been around for over a decade now. While many still relate to it as rich and fluid interfaces, the real deal is the possibility of making asynchronous requests to the server from the browser.

Written by Jorgé on Saturday July 9, 2016

What to consider when architecting a Headless CMS project

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There is an endless amount of frameworks and libraries available for front end developers. With the importance of the selection in headless CMS projects with Drupal, WordPress, Contentful or the likes, it's now instrumental to select the correct architecture from the very beginning.

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday July 5, 2016

MobX is a viable reactive Redux alternative

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After Facebook announced it's Flux architecture for state management, there was a plethora of implementations of it. Maybe even too much so. For the better part of 2016 it seemed that Redux became the defacto option with Dan Abramov now working for Facebook. Now there is a new attractive option on the market: MobX.

Written by Jorgé on Monday July 4, 2016

Fear the Horrible Enterprise JavaScript Boogieman

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During the early 2000's at the end of the first dotcom boom enterprise technologies like .NET and Java were the normal development tools. These tools had heavyweight IDEs, complex deployment a mysteries like ServerBeans that few actually understood had any idea how they worked. Fast forward fifteen years and JavaScript is now in the same place.

Written by Jorgé on Friday July 1, 2016

Rob Eisenberg compares AngularJS, Angular 2, Aurelia, Ember, Polymer and React

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Aurelia is a contemporary JavaScript framework that does not the visibility that it deserves. The media is currently saturated with Angular 2 and React related articles. This June the creator of Aurelia, Rob Eisenberg discussed a number of front end framework articles at a conference in Norway.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday June 30, 2016

Will the Angular community break into two with Angular 2?

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With Angular 2 release just around the corner, there is now discussion on how will the new version take off. Is it just too different from the 1.x branch to catch significant marketshare in the squeeze of React and a multitude of other options?

Written by Jorgé on Friday June 24, 2016

Adam Klein on JavaScript on V8: ES6 features, Async/Await and Modules

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At the BlinkOn 2016 event held in Munich office of Google on June 16th and 17th 2016 Adam Klein, a Software Engineer working on the V8 JavaScript engine gave some insight on the future of the project. V8 is a significant project as it is powering both the Chrome browser as well as the Node.js server environment.

Written by Jorgé on Friday June 24, 2016

Does GoogleBot render Angular 2 without Angular Universal?

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Google is in a unique position as it is both the market leader in seach engine market. In addition it's providing tools for developers to work work. Google's own JavaScript Framework Angular.js saw great success from 2010, but the first iteration had some technical shortcomings. This is why Google is investing heavily to a major rewrite in Angular2.

Written by Jorgé on Friday June 24, 2016

Keystone.js is the best Node.js alternative to WordPress

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Keystone.js is pretty much the first search term when you're googling with terms like JavaScript CMS or Node.js CMF. There are gazillions of other options out there, but after three years of tracking down the perfect Node.js CMS it's the one that keeps coming up.

Written by Jorgé on Monday June 20, 2016

Opera Platform: The JavaScript Mobile Platform from 2005

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Many technologies fall down to obscurity only to be rediscovered later. This is especially true for IT technologies where concepts are thought of well before time, but the supporting infrastructure is simply not there yet. One of these is the Opera Platform from the Norwegian company Opera.

Written by Jorgé on Monday June 20, 2016