React, etc. Tech Stack

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

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

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