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

Koa 2, the Node.js framework engineered for async/await

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The scene for Node.js developers for a general purpose framework has been fairly stable. Express.js continues to be the number one option, but it is growing a bit long in the tooth and the future of Express remains murky.

Written by Jorgé on Sunday November 27, 2016


Web Components and SEO

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Search continues to be the top driver of traffic to a large majority of websites. While Facebook and other social media platform are growing, good visibility in search results (SERP) continues to be crucial.

So how to make sure you stay on top in results in the fast-moving web development scene with adoption of standards like Web Components?

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday November 22, 2016



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