React, etc. Tech Stack

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

lit-html, JavaScript templating from Polymer team at Google

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Producing HTML output in JavaScript remains an unsettled area. There are many schools in the game, some proclaiming the use of a dedicated templating language like Handlebars, while at the other end developers want to do templating in pure JS.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday July 27, 2017

Functional Programming with TypeScript

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Functional Programming concepts have become mainstream in JavaScript. TypeScript is often envisioned as a C# inspired extension to JavaScript. C# is heavily Object Oriented, so many developers think FP principles don't mix with TypeScript.

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday July 18, 2017

Run Express.js written in PHP on Node

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Running code written in PHP is now possible due to Kornel Lesiński's Babel Preset PHP project.

While this is not recommended for production and started as a joke, it is now feasible to execute PHP code in Node.js as well as in the browser.

Written by Jorgé on Monday July 17, 2017

TypeScript interest peaks in Google Trends' July 2017 stats

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TypeScript has been around since 2012 and has gradually picked up pace, alongside with the popularity of contemporary JavaScript. TypeScript is most popular for developing developer tooling. Currently Angular, Ember, NativScript and many other popular JavaScript projects are using it.

Written by Jorgé on Sunday July 16, 2017

What is new for JavaScript in ECMAScript 8 / ES2017?

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ECMAScript 262, the JavaScript specification was finalised on June 17th 2017. There are great new features like Async/Await, shared memory and atomics in the latest revision of the JavaScript specification.

Written by Jorgé on Saturday July 15, 2017

Yeah Boi is the future of Casual Mobile Gaming

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In 2015 Flappy Bird took the world by storm. The popular game enjoyed a short frenzy, when it felt everyone was playing the game. But you needed to download the game from an app store...

Written by Jorgé on Monday July 10, 2017

Next.js is the Universal React Framework you've been looking for

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React is now so commonplace that it's probably more popular than jQuery in bespoke projects without legacy dependencies. Part of this popularity is that React is by nature quite straightforward, simple even. What continues to add complexity to the ecosystem is the tooling around it.

Written by Jorgé on Friday June 23, 2017

Web Components in May 2017: Polymer, Polyfills, Google/IO

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Google and other browser vendors have been making strides in Web Component compatibility through 2016 as well as 2017. With this and the launch of Polymer 2.0 and the Web Components polyfills it looks like 2017 could be the start of the rise of web components as a mainstay for web developers.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday May 18, 2017