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Finding Your Gateway to Learning Vue

Written by Ben Hofferber

Learning is a unique experience. It requires relating our previous background to new concepts and patterns. Those experiences are remembered specifically and each person recalls a concept a little differently. I remember a picture of a ball falling with labelled symbols, others might remember the equation, and some may remember the sounds of the physics hall. Recollection can be a little different and thus, learning...

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Exploring Zero Configuration With Vue

Written by Andrew Thauer

Vue.js is a versatile and approachable framework for building modern JavaScript applications. You can start out by simply adding a script tag with some vanilla JS. Or you can go all-in and create a modern JavaScript application with all the trimmings using a build system such as Webpack. However, the latter requires a fair bit of configuration knowledge so it doesn't quite fit the...

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Do it with Elegance: How to Create Data-Driven User Interfaces in Vue

Written by Evan Schultz

Although we usually know what components are needed when building most views within an app, sometimes we don't know what they are until runtime. This means we need to build a screen based on the application state, user preferences, or response from an API. A common case is building dynamic forms, where the questions and components needed are either configured by a JSON object, or...

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RxJS, where is the If-Else Operator?

Written by Nathaniel Kessler

if/else statements are a staple for handling conditional actions. It's natural for most developers to reach for the if/else statement when a decision needs to be made in code. However, in the reactive programming paradigm (e.g. with RxJS) this conditional statement is mysteriously unavailable. How can you code without it? The trick is to use more streams and composition. Break up each...

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Why Write Server Rendered Frontend Apps

Written by Ben Hofferber

Web applications have been evolving dramatically in recent years and many techniques have evolved to help our applications run faster, respond quickly, and load easily. With a wide array of modern development techniques it’s easy to overlook all of the options. Server-side Rendering web apps is one such option that has really impressive benefits when implemented in our applications. Server-side rendering is the process...

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