React, etc. Tech Stack

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

Finnish flagship carrier Finnair consolidates on Angular

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Finnair, the flagship carrier of Finland recently kickstarted an ambitious venture to the digital world. The company is hiring 70 digital specalists, including inhouse developers to work with Java, Node.js and Angular.

Written by Jorgé on Monday December 12, 2016

Mixing Angular 2 and Polymer Web Components

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Single page application frameworks written in JavaScript will need to work well will emerging web standards like Web Components. The Finnish company Vaadin has created a package that enables this with Angular 2 and the Polymer library, both from Google.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday November 30, 2016

React vs. Svelte, the JavaScript build-time framework

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Svelte is a new way to build UIs on the web. While this may sound like it's been done many times before, Svelte has a different approach. Instead of pushing the complexity of the UI generation and maintenance in form of browser abstractions, Svelte works completely at compile time.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday November 30, 2016

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