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React, Flux, GraphQL, Hack, HHVM...? All of this and more!

Introduction to GraphQL

Now that even Drupal is popularising GraphQL, the Facebook driven Query Language for Graph Databases, it's time to take a closer look at how to apply it in practise.

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday October 6, 2015




Rendering React.js in Twig (for Drupal 8)

Server side rendering and isomorphic JavaScript is somewhat of a hyped topic these days. Mostly the whole stack is built with JavaScript, from the server running Node.js to the client using a framework/library such as React.

Written by Jorgé on Saturday September 19, 2015


Flow is a type checker for JavaScript, so what is it?

JavaScript has been and continues being a hot topic. In the last few years we've seen the rise and fall of libraries, utilities and other tools such as Angular.js, React, Mootools, CoffeeScript and more. Nowadays the ideal way to develop JavaScript would be to use a transpiler: a tool that allows you to write a future specification of the EcmaScript specification and compiles it down to something compatible and available to users today.

Written by Jorgé on Saturday September 19, 2015


GraphQL is SQL for Knowledge, not Data

Graph Databases are becoming more common place in social media, dta processing, content management and other applications developed by millions of people around the world. There are query languages like Cypher for Neo4j, etc. But who does Graphs better than Facebook? Arguably no-body. This is why GraphQL, now Open Sourced by Facebook could be the SQL of Knowledge.

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday September 15, 2015




Cockroach DB and PHP/Hack support

CockroachDB is a Scalable, Geo-Replicated, Transactional Datastore. Like the cockroach it is designed to be distributed and survive a proverbial nuclear war on the web. It could be a very viable technology for deploying global online services with minimal latency and overhead.

Written by Jorgé on Friday September 4, 2015