React, etc. Tech Stack

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File rename refactoring coming to TypeScript

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TypeScript often though of being just a type system for JavaScript, similar to Flow. But the reality is that the language features are only part of the picture. The tooling for refactoring, etc. where it's at.

Written by Jorgé on Friday May 4, 2018

Four new critical Spectre CPU vulnerabilities uncovered

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The year 2018 started of with a security bang. The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in Intel and other CPUs shook the world. By end of April these were largely mitigated by software and hardware vendors. In early May news of new vulnerabilities were unearthed.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday May 3, 2018

Drupal React.js admin update

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Late in 2017 it was announce d that Drupal would start using React.js for it's interface. Now this has progressed and therea resome examples available online from the team working on merging Drupal with React.js.

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday April 24, 2018

Redux 4.0 lands with notable improvements under the hood

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Redux continues to be the React community's favourite tool for state management. The tool has received some flak in the recent month, which is not for the tool - but rather the use of Redux in places where it's overkill. Meanwhile the team has worked to release the fourth major release of Redux.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday April 18, 2018

WebVR arrives on the Hololens with Windows 10 (Redstone 4)

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We've passed the peak on Virtual and Augmented Reality hype of 2016-2017, but the technology continues to mature - also on the Web Platform. Not every second tier web agency can get serious with VR/AR, but adopting VR to augment experiences is an additional reach not available before.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday April 18, 2018

Safari/WebKit WebAssembly vulnerability exploit (wasm)

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WebAssembly has been enjoying a buzz in early 2018. The technology has catapulted into the mainstream developer mindset with Golang, Rust and TypeScript as example languages where infrastructure is available for writing Wasm apps.

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday April 17, 2018

Microsoft adds Share API and Jump Lists to Windows 10 PWAs

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2018 is a big year for Progressive Web Apps. The technology has heavily been pushed by Google for some years, but this year Microsoft and Apple are putting their weight behind PWAs as well.

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday April 17, 2018

VuePress is a Vue.js alternative to React based Gatsby

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Static site generators have been the biz for ten-five years now. From the Ruby powered Jekyll to Golang inspired Hugo, there is no shortage for alternatives. In the JavaScript realm there are many options, but one of the standout for React developers is Gatsby.

Written by Jorgé on Sunday April 15, 2018