React, etc. Tech Stack

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

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

WebAssembly support lands in Go language: golang wasm/js

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WebAssembly adoption has really picked up in the first quarter of 2018. Many languages are now targeting the binary format that is the first native alternative to JavaScript since the inception of the web. The Go programming language is now joining the wasm extravaganza.

Written by Jorgé on Saturday April 14, 2018

Web Payments API in iOS and macOS using Apple Pay

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Web Payments API is a way to integrate payments into browsers directly. Apple is now doubling down on the technology and payments are now possible using Apple Pay.

Written by Jorgé on Friday March 30, 2018

React 16.3 released with Context API, etc.

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The latest iteration of the world's favourite JavaScript UI library has landed, it brings some exciting updates unveiled earlier.

Written by Jorgé on Friday March 30, 2018