React, etc. Tech Stack

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

React vs. Svelte, the JavaScript build-time framework

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Svelte is a new way to build UIs on the web. While this may sound like it's been done many times before, Svelte has a different approach. Instead of pushing the complexity of the UI generation and maintenance in form of browser abstractions, Svelte works completely at compile time.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday November 30, 2016

Koa 2, the Node.js framework engineered for async/await

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The scene for Node.js developers for a general purpose framework has been fairly stable. Express.js continues to be the number one option, but it is growing a bit long in the tooth and the future of Express remains murky.

Written by Jorgé on Sunday November 27, 2016

Web Components and SEO

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Search continues to be the top driver of traffic to a large majority of websites. While Facebook and other social media platform are growing, good visibility in search results (SERP) continues to be crucial.

So how to make sure you stay on top in results in the fast-moving web development scene with adoption of standards like Web Components?

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday November 22, 2016

React patents clarification: Facebook License FAQ, adoption at Apple and Microsoft

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The technical merits of React are hard to challenge. It has sparked a revolution in how developers build web user interfaces - with or without React. Facebook's somewhat unclear licensing (BSD+Patents) have been fuel for FUD among Open Source developers. FOSS communities continue to have a built in resistance to "evil corporations", to which Facebook can easily be classified to.

Written by Jorgé on Monday November 14, 2016

React is the UI framework for extending SharePoint

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Many web developers recall working with Sharepoint as a web CMS as a horrible tool. Customization the table structures generated by the proprietary backend code was the antithesis in the heydays of the web standard movement in the 2000's.

Written by Jorgé on Saturday November 12, 2016

Keystone Node.js CMS receives React powered UI in 4.0 Beta

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Keystone.js is a contemporary alternative to simple content management needs. The tool is written in JavaScript and runs on the Node.js platform. You can think of it as a more contemporary version of WordPress. In it's latest 4.0 version the tool gets a React powered UI.

Written by Jorgé on Friday November 4, 2016

Visual Studio Code 1.7 DDoS'ed NPM

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Visual Studio Code is a light weight code editor from Microsoft. It is a great tool for JavaScript development and specifically development with the TypeScript language being a Microsoft Open Source effort.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday November 3, 2016