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

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


Dgraph has the potential to become a defacto standard for GraphQL powered DBs

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Dgraph, a very ambitious project that aims to match together an advanced Graph Database and a GraphQL API. For database projects especially, stability and adoption are key.

There are only a handful of popular databases in each category, and for GraphQL powered DBs, there is still no gold standard. Dgraph could be it.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday October 19, 2016


PHP 8.0 to ship with a JIT compiler

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The next version of the most popular server side language powering the Web, PHP is scheduled to receive a Just In Time (JIT) compiler in its next major version.

Written by Jorgé on Monday October 17, 2016


Tom Dale on GraphQL, Relay and REST

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Tom Dale is a known professional in the JavaScript community. Working on Ember.js, a JavaScript framework that is geared towards ambitious web applications, his opinions and thought have a lot of experience behind them. Lately discussed GraphQL on Twitter.

Written by Jorgé on Saturday October 15, 2016


Angular 2 in production on Google AdSense admin UI

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Some have had doubted Google's commitment to the Angular 2 JavaScript, which took quite some time to launch. Now that the framework is officially out with a 2.0 release, there is at least one significant project now running the new version at Google: The AdSense administration console.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday October 13, 2016


JSON API is a simple alternative to GraphQL and REST

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With many tools failing to deliver on their promise of a universal and easy-to-use REST API, people continue to look for options. GraphQL is one of the strong options here, but it can become a bit heavy to implement for quick projects. The JSON API specification is an alternative.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday October 12, 2016


Facebook launches NPM compatible client Yarn

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As a large organization Facebook faces some unique challenges in scale of deploying code and so on. One pain point for the company was the slow performance of the de-facto standard packet manager for JavaScript, NPM. Unlike most of us, FB dev team stopped complaining and did something...

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday October 11, 2016