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JavaScript back to basics: You might not need React or Angular 2

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JavaScript has grown into a mighty force in web development. It has grown from being to add some interaction to driving complex applications on web sites and directly in web applications as well as in operating systems with even development tools such as Atom and Visual Studio Code being built with it.

Written by Jorgé on Sunday May 1, 2016

JavaScript itself is Conservative

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Sometimes it seems like the most advanced technologies are the ones that continuously evolve and break backwards compatibility.

JavaScript has for the last years been in this constant state of improvement, where every week applications break down if you update dependencies to the latest versions.

Written by Jorgé on Sunday April 24, 2016

WebAssembly will Break the JavaScript Monopoly

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Since the 1990s the only standard language available to developers targeting the web developers has been JavaScript. This is a great thing and has lead to the thriving JavaScript ecosystem we have today. This has been a given for over two decades, but with WebAssembly it could change.

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday March 22, 2016

React v15.0 RC released with full SVG support

Since the dawn of time the web has relied on bitmap images. For photos and othe use cases bitmaps obviously continue to be the best format, but for many cases vector graphics have advantages. Browsers now have good support for SVG and with the newly released React version so does the JavaScript view library from Facebook.

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday March 8, 2016

A Simple Angular 2 Boilerplate

Front end development has become increasingly about configuration and setting up a development environment. Gone are the days when you fired up notepad and started working. Now you need to spend hours before you get started with producing actual code. Or do you?

Written by Jorgé on Monday March 7, 2016