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

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



Twitter Launches Bootstrap 4 Alpha, the next version of the popular Front End Framework

The Facebook dev team has stack given us lots of innovation in the server and in the client domains. With HHVM, Hack, React, Flux, Relay and more they're already knee deep in powering a number of high profile in addition to Facebook.com itself. But there is one area the company has chosen not to invest in: CSS and supporting technologies such as SASS or LESS.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday August 19, 2015


Facebook's Relay and how it relates to Flux and React

The technical preview of Facebook's Relay was launched early this week. It is fully Open Source and available on Github today. But what exactly is Relay and how does it relate to React and Flux?

Written by Jorgé on Sunday August 16, 2015



PHP is Java, Hack is Scala

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Java Virtual Machine as a platform seems to have gone through a renaissance, not exactly the same as PHP, but similar. Somehow languages ranging from Scala to Clojure to Ruby are raising the JVM fever. And this all makes sense.

Over the years there has been tremendous investment to JVM as a platform. The original JVM language, Java, might seem stale to some - but the shared runtime allows inheriting this heritage with new syntax and paradigms.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday July 23, 2015