» Posts on JavaScript

Progressive Web Apps: An Overview

Written by Houssein Djirdeh

Let’s begin with a definition: “A Progressive Web App uses modern web capabilities to deliver an app-like user experience.” Depending on the user's needs, Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are a great option for people who find it more freeing and flexible to open up a browser instead of installing a mobile application. PWAs take advantage of ever improving technologies to provide users with some...

Read More »

How to Migrate to a JavaScript Framework Successfully

Written by Megan Wheeler

Most top-performing modern companies rely on web-based software to operate efficiently while providing value to their customers. These applications often contain custom and intricate business logic that gives businesses an edge over their competition. Building such an application from the ground-up on a highly performant tech stack is an easy choice to make. But what about those companies that have an existing application built on...

Read More »

Designing APIs that Enable Scalable Frontends

Written by Ben Hofferber

Successful web app development requires delivering strong communication between backend servers and frontend applications. The end client of an API needs to easily understand how to utilize the system to develop features and improve the application. REST (REpresentational State Transfer) has historically been used as the paradigm for this communication. REST helps to describe communication between the frontend system and backend server. It provides the...

Read More »

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...

Read More »

Creating Forms with Redux: Part II

Written by Kyle Truong

In Creating Forms with Redux Part I, we hooked up our forms to Redux, learned about the reduxForm HOC and Field component, styled our forms, and made a custom input component. In this section, we continue creating reusable components for the most common form widgets, learn how to do field-level validation, and dive a bit deeper into the built-in action creators and selectors to help...

Read More »