N26 and the lack of JavaScript

Hugo Giraudel, engineer at N26: In the last few years, we have seen more and more ways to build highly interactive web applications relying almost exclusively on JavaScript. To the point where we almost wonder whether we forgot from where we come from. Not so long ago was a time was JavaScript was just sprinkled […]

google/cloud-functions-framework – Google Cloud Functions Framework for PHP

google/cloud-functions-framework is an open source FaaS (Function as a Service) Framework for writing portable PHP functions. An example function looks like this: <?php use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Request; function helloHttp(Request $request) { return "Hello World from PHP HTTP function!" . PHP_EOL; } One can invoke it locally by executing the included router as follows: export FUNCTION_TARGET=helloHttp export FUNCTION_SIGNATURE_TYPE=http […]

Buiding a JAMstack API with Netlify Functions and Zapier Webhooks

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to set up webhooks by Zapier to send information to a third-party service and how to integrate them into your JAMstack site using Netlify Functions. This combination allows you to quickly and easily create dynamic functionality on your JAMstack site and create services that do things existing APIs […]

react-three-fiber – React renderer for three.js

This is a React renderer for Threejs on the web and react-native. Building a dynamic scene graph becomes so much easier when you can break it up into declarative, re-usable components that react to state changes. This is less of an abstraction and more of a pure reconciler (like react-dom in relation to HTML). It […]

Craft.js – A React framework for building drag-n-drop page editors.

Page editors are a great way to provide an excellent user experience. However, to build one is often a pretty dreadful task. Craft.js solves this problem by modularising the building blocks of a page editor. It provides a drag-n-drop system and handles the way user components should be rendered, updated and moved – among other […]

Visual Studio Code: Visually Hide Secrets in Environment Files with Cloak

Sparked by an idea by Wes Bos, John Papa has created and released a first version of Cloak: Cloak hides/shows your secrets in environment files, to avoid accidentally sharing them with everyone who sees your screen. Handy when doing screencasts and the like. Do note that it only visually hides the secrets, no changes are […]