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Electron Webpack Dashboard

Ken Wheeler, who also created the aforementioned webpack-dashboard, has now created an Electron based version: The original webpack-dashboard, was fun and people seemed to like it. Unless they were on Windows, or used a weird terminal set up, or if … Continue reading

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How to use Redux in highly scalable JavaScript applications

Alexis Mangin: I have recently worked on the first version of a React-Native mobile app for one of my clients, which desired to architecture the app in a scalable way for a painless experience to add new features later. I … Continue reading

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Using Intersection Observers

With the Intersection Observer coming to Firefox, a nice article covering it appeared on Mozilla Hacks. The IntersectionObserver interface of the Intersection Observer API provides a way to asynchronously observe changes in the intersection of a target element with an … Continue reading

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React, Relay and GraphQL: Under the Hood of the Times Website Redesign

The folks over at The New York Times have made change to using React, Relay and GraphQL for the new version of their website (which they are rolling out over the coming months): We thought it would be nice if … Continue reading

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Better Error Handling in React 16 with Error Boundaries

The first beta React 16 has been released just yesterday. Next to it running on Fiber (speeeed!), and allowing one to return Arrays in the render() method (bye bye unnecessary wrapper divs!), it also introduces the concept of Error Boundaries: … Continue reading

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gpu.js – GPU Accelerated JavaScript

Amazing: gpu.js is a JavaScript library for GPGPU (General purpose computing on GPUs) in the browser. gpu.js will automatically compile specially written JavaScript functions into shader language and run them on the GPU using the WebGL API. In case WebGL … Continue reading

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Behind the front-end experience of Stripe’s ”Connect”

Great writeup by Benjamin De Cock on the work he and his colleagues did to creating unique landing pages that tell a story for our major products For this release, we designed Connect’s landing page to reflect its intricate, cutting-edge … Continue reading

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Hive’s best practices for JavaScript projects

Hive, a UK based technology design studio, have shared their set of best practices for developing JavaScript-based projects. While developing a new project is like rolling on a green field for you, maintaining it is a potential dark twisted nightmare … Continue reading

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Shipping ES2015/ES6 Modules to Browsers

Good workflow fleshed out by Sam Thorogood on using ES2015/ES6 modules with browsers that support, whilst also keeping older browsers (that don’t support it) happy. The modules Let’s take these 2 simple modules for example: // main.js import {x} from … Continue reading

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What’s new in JavaScript? ES2017/“ES8” Language Features

The ECMAScript 2017 Language Specification – the 8th edition of the spec – was officially released at the end of June by TC39. 💁‍♂️ ICYWW: Should we say ES2017 or ES8? → Say ES2017. Back in the day ES6 was … Continue reading

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