React, etc. Tech Stack

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

Rendering React.js in Twig (for Drupal 8)

Server side rendering and isomorphic JavaScript is somewhat of a hyped topic these days. Mostly the whole stack is built with JavaScript, from the server running Node.js to the client using a framework/library such as React.

Written by Jorgé on Saturday September 19, 2015

Flow is a type checker for JavaScript, so what is it?

JavaScript has been and continues being a hot topic. In the last few years we've seen the rise and fall of libraries, utilities and other tools such as Angular.js, React, Mootools, CoffeeScript and more. Nowadays the ideal way to develop JavaScript would be to use a transpiler: a tool that allows you to write a future specification of the EcmaScript specification and compiles it down to something compatible and available to users today.

Written by Jorgé on Saturday September 19, 2015

GraphQL is SQL for Knowledge, not Data

Graph Databases are becoming more common place in social media, dta processing, content management and other applications developed by millions of people around the world. There are query languages like Cypher for Neo4j, etc. But who does Graphs better than Facebook? Arguably no-body. This is why GraphQL, now Open Sourced by Facebook could be the SQL of Knowledge.

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday September 15, 2015

Cockroach DB and PHP/Hack support

CockroachDB is a Scalable, Geo-Replicated, Transactional Datastore. Like the cockroach it is designed to be distributed and survive a proverbial nuclear war on the web. It could be a very viable technology for deploying global online services with minimal latency and overhead.

Written by Jorgé on Friday September 4, 2015

Twitter Launches Bootstrap 4 Alpha, the next version of the popular Front End Framework

The Facebook dev team has stack given us lots of innovation in the server and in the client domains. With HHVM, Hack, React, Flux, Relay and more they're already knee deep in powering a number of high profile in addition to itself. But there is one area the company has chosen not to invest in: CSS and supporting technologies such as SASS or LESS.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday August 19, 2015

Facebook's Relay and how it relates to Flux and React

The technical preview of Facebook's Relay was launched early this week. It is fully Open Source and available on Github today. But what exactly is Relay and how does it relate to React and Flux?

Written by Jorgé on Sunday August 16, 2015