React, etc. Tech Stack

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

fit-html is a minimal Web Components framework

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Web Components aim to provide the tools needed for contemporary web development as native tools. However, there is now quite a bit of complexity in Polymer, etc. Fit-html is a light weight Web Components framework using lit-html and Redux.

Written by Jorgé on Friday March 30, 2018

What is the new NPM site built with? A look under the hood

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NPM is the backbone (eh, eh) of the JavaScript ecosystem. The packet manager originally meant for distributing Node.js modules has grown to be a universal tool for distributing JavaScript code for the server and client, TypeScript type definitions, CSS frameworks and a whole lot of JS tooling.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday March 22, 2018

Facebook takes first steps in Progressive Web Apps (PWA)

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The social media giant Facebook has been receiving some flak over the Cambridge Analytica case, but behind the scenes work goes on. The company has now made it's mobile web property to comply with PWA (Progressive Web App) specifications.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday March 22, 2018

Exploits in C/C++ to compiled JavaScript / WebAssembly

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The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in modern CPUs from Intel/AMD/ARM  revealed surprising attack vectors in computing. Everything from low level Operating System Kernel components to JavaScript running in Billions of browsers could be exploited by using Spectre variants 1 and 2.

Written by Jorgé on Friday March 2, 2018

Time Slice and Suspense Features Coming to React.js

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At a JavaScript conference in Iceland, JSConf 2018, Dan Abramov from the Facebook team announced two improvements, Time Slice and Suspense coming to React is in the near future. Originally slated in React 16.3 or the features might arrive later in 2018.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday March 1, 2018

Fetcher / Context APIs and Suspense are like Git for React

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Talking at JSConf 2018 in Iceland, Dan Abramov gave a talk on the future of React. One most notable announcement was the addition of the Context API to the universally popular JavaScript UI library.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday March 1, 2018

RIP Redux: Dan Abramov announces future fetcher API

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At JSConf 2018 in Iceland the mastermind behind the Redux JavaScript state management library, Dan Abramovich, announced his replacement for Redux called Future-Fetcher. This follows the trend of developers abandoning the once-popular library due to it's complexity, opting for simpler solutions like MobX.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday March 1, 2018

Cheap fast VPS: UpCloud rolls out $5+/month plans with SSD

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The hosting space is really heating up as AWS has announced it's Lightsail, Linode and Digital Ocean have dropped prices of their VPS prices. This trend continues cloud provider UpCloud announcing high performance SSD VPS plans starting from $5/mo.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday March 1, 2018