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The new Google Earth powered by Web Components and Portable Native Client (NaCl)

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Google today announce it's latest edition of Google Earth, which runs fully in a supported browser (at the time of writing Chrome only). In terms of web technologies the new tool leverages Polymer for user interface elements and Portal Native Client for rich functionality.

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday April 18, 2017

Redux state management for Polymer Web Components

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State management is a big deal in front end app development with JavaScript nowadays. With one way data flow accepted as the easiest to reason about option, what is lacking behind is standards.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday January 25, 2017

A universal Web Components catalog launched

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Web Components are a standards based option for web development. Major browsers are in process of adopting the technology and there are libraries such as SkateJS and Polymer that make it feasible to deploy today. A new catalog platform for web components was launched on January 10th 2017.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday January 11, 2017

Google Analytics spam wave in late 2016

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Towards the end of the year 2016 many users have been delighted to see a significan uptic in their Google Analytics visitors. You might think it's attributable to your marketing or simply the christmas season. But like many things, if it seems to good to be true - it probably isn't.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday December 14, 2016

Angular 4 coming in 2017, to be backwards compatible with Angular 2

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Angular 2 was a major rewrite of the most popular JavaScript frameworld in the world. The effort was huge and took a number of years to complete. During this time the product evolved into something completely different from what Angular 1.x was.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday December 14, 2016

Polymer Web Components and TypeScript

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Polymer is a project from Google that aims to help adopting Web Component standards easier. As you may know, Google is also working on a client side library called Angular.

Angular is written in TypeScript, a language that builds on top of JavaScript but adds features. But what is the relation of TypeScript and Polymer today?

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday December 13, 2016