React, etc. Tech Stack

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

Reindex, a GraphQL powered Backend as a Service (BaaS)

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The logic and complexity of web applications has largely transferred to clients. Still you need a backend to persist your data, do validation and so on. Reindex a new entry to the BaaS market, but it has embraced GraphQL from the beginning.

Written by Jorgé on Saturday June 18, 2016

Beyond REST: GraphQL vs. Falcor

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XML has largely been ousted by JSON as the de-facto format for transferring data. XML remains a valid format for document annotations, but RESTful APIs serving lean JSON is where the action has been for a number of years.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday June 9, 2016

Trivago is building their own Virtual DOM library

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The german hotel search site Trivago is apparently investing in their own Virtual DOM library. With the Virtual DOM concept popularised by React.js from Facebook - there was certainly no lack of similar efforts in 2015.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday June 8, 2016

GraphQL, JSON-LD and JSON Schema formats explained

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In todays API driven world there are plenty of acronyms that sound alien to the average Joe. In fact many of these technologies and their differences are vague to developers alike. Let's look at three data formats that build on JSON: GraphQL, JSON-LD  and JSON Schema.

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday June 7, 2016

Choosing between Angular 2 and React.js midway through to 2016

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React.js and the accompanying ecosystem has gained huge momentum since it's launch in 2013. During 2015 the ecosystem was in a constant state of change and Angular was amidst a huge change. So now midway through to 2016, what should you choose and why?

Written by Jorgé on Saturday June 4, 2016

GraphQL has momentum

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GraphQL is a technology for one of the most common things developers working with external data: Fetching and manipulating data on a remote server. It is similar to REST, but is more straightforward and a standard where as REST is just a vague term.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday June 2, 2016