Dan Abramov of Redux fame joined Facebook late in 2015. Since that he has continued work on interesting features and communicated actively on Twitter about React. Now he has worked on a command line tool that allows developers to bootstrap new React projects without drama.
The Norwegian browser vendor Opera was deemed to be acquired by a consortion of Chinese internet companies. In the latest news the company had not received regulatory approval from either Chinese or United States officials.
The WebUSB API provides a way to safely provide developers acces to USB devices over the web. The API is familiar to developers who have been using native USB libraries and shares the existing physical USB specifications.
Drupal a popular content management system used by hundreds of thousands of websites. Today there will be a critical update to the software's latest iteration - Drupal 8, or rather a 3rd party library it uses centrally.
Today Microsoft announced the first 2.0 beta of their Open Source TypeScript language. Many were awaiting for the first major revision of the language to include Async/Await - an excellent asynchronous pattern loved by .NET developers.
As a term AJAX has been around for over a decade now. While many still relate to it as rich and fluid interfaces, the real deal is the possibility of making asynchronous requests to the server from the browser.
There is an endless amount of frameworks and libraries available for front end developers. With the importance of the selection in headless CMS projects with Drupal, WordPress, Contentful or the likes, it's now instrumental to select the correct architecture from the very beginning.
After Facebook announced it's Flux architecture for state management, there was a plethora of implementations of it. Maybe even too much so. For the better part of 2016 it seemed that Redux became the defacto option with Dan Abramov now working for Facebook. Now there is a new attractive option on the market: MobX.