React, Flux, GraphQL, Hack, HHVM...? All of this and more!
State management continues to be a hot topic in the React development circles. After Facebook introduced the Flux pattern, there was a plethora of solutions like Alt, but soon the community largely settled on Redux for state management.
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.
During the Iginite Australia 2017 event Jakub Jedryszek delivered an interesting presentation on how to build large scale applications with TypeScript.
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.
In late October 2016 Matt Mullenweg, the co-creator of the WordPress blogging platform attacked the company Wix for not complying with the GPL License. The rich text editor in their competitor, Wix, app was using GPL code - which was itself a fork of an MIT licensed code.
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.