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JavaScript Frameworks: The Year of Convergence

Written by Varun Vachhar

If 2016 was the year of JavaScript fatigue then 2017 was most certainly the year of convergence. Most JavaScript frameworks have converged towards using similar tooling and concepts. In this post, I am going to focus on some of the similarities between JavaScript frameworks. I want to show how knowledge of one framework transfers quite well to the others. Component Based Architecture If there is...

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Here's why you want to use React VR

Written by Varun Vachhar

Virtual reality is exploding. Brands now have increasing options to create virtual reality experiences for customers, one of which is React VR. React VR’s value proposition is very similar to why people use React Native, and it shares many of the same benefits. One benefit of React is that it allows web developers to leverage their knowledge and experience and apply it to a...

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Imagining 3 Real-World Applications for WebVR

Written by Varun Vachhar

As big proponents of React’s various capabilities, we are excited about the recent release of React VR. React VR is the latest web-based framework for WebVR experiences. It operates seamlessly within the browser, giving JavaScript enthusiasts like ourselves and many of our clients the opportunity to integrate VR experiences into existing web applications. While React VR is new, we can’t help but imagine...

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Touch and Mouse Together

Written by Varun Vachhar

If you have built a web app in the past few years, you've probably had to deal with touch events. In many cases this was limited to handling tap and removing that pesky 300ms delay. However with touch devices becoming more powerful, we now have to implement more complex gestures— gestures that work for both mouse and touch. In this post we will walk through...

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Flattening Deep Hierarchies of Components

Written by Varun Vachhar

Components are an awesome tool for building interfaces. They allow you to break down the UI into distinct reusable elements. These can then be composed to build complex applications in a more sustainable way. Each component has its own well defined public API. In React this is defined by the component props. Whereas in Angular 2, it's inputs and outputs. The choice of this API...

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