Picking the ‘right’ Web component model is only the beginning. Fitting the component into the page visually, figuring out what is happening in it events-wise, and feeding it data from the server is the real battle.
In one of my favorite movies “The Blues Brothers”, the wife of the trucker pit stop owner proudly exclaims that they play ‘both kinds of music – Country and Western’. Readers of my blog know I too tend to serve two kinds of articles. In think-pieces, I tend to pontificate on a topic that buzzesContinue reading “Socket.io for Tardy React Status Indicators”
Even people in love with Single Page Apps and pooh-poohing server side rendering know that SPAs cannot just materialize in the browser. Something has to deliver them there. Until recently, AngularJS was the most popular client side JS framework, and I have seen all kinds of ADVs (Angular Delivery Vehicles) – from Node.js (N isContinue reading “Dust.js as a React Delivery Vehicle”
Taking human nature into account, rolling with the imperfections of reality, expecting and preparing for the worst pays off tenfold once the projects get serious – Pessimism as a Service in a nutshell.
We are not delivering code, but user experiences. Code is just means to an end, and React allows us to focus less on the code and more on what it is supposed to do.