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.
Pessimism as a Service
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.
With React, I Don’t Need to Be a Ninja Rock Star Unicorn
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.
Micro-Services and Page Composition Problem
Dispite many desirable properties, micro-services carry two serious penalties to be contended with: authentication (which we covered in the previous post) and Web page composition, which I intend to address now. Imagine you are writing a Node.js app and use Dust.js for the V of the MVC, as we are doing. Imagine also that several... Continue Reading →
Should We Fight or Embrace the DOM?
Now, my story is not as interesting as it is long. Abe Simpson One of the privileges (or curses) of experience is that you amass a growing number of cautionary tales with which you can bore your younger audience to death. On the other hand, knowing the history of slavery came in handy for Captain... Continue Reading →
The Rise of the Full-Stack Architect
Full-Stack Web Architect needed with the experience with web services, back end Web platforms, databases, cloud based hosting such as Heroku and AWS, visual design, UX/UI, experience of mobile web development, all in agile environment. An actual 2014 posting for a job based in London, UK Ta-da - the moment has come. In post... Continue Reading →
Last week I hoped to blog-shame Guillermo Rauch into releasing Socket.io v1.0 for my own convenience. Alas, it didn't work (gotta work on my SEO), but I see a lot of traffic from @rauchg on the corresponding GitHub project, so my spirits are high. Meanwhile, I realized that for my own dabbling, v0.91 is pretty... Continue Reading →
Book Review: RESS Essentials
I have decided to start reviewing books as part of my blog activity with mixed emotions. Our industry is so fast moving, so ephemeral that books seem to fight a losing battle on being relevant the day they are published, never mind 6 months or a year down the road. Books on actual concrete products... Continue Reading →
Rocket Science vs System Integration
Note: In case you missed it, there is still a chance to get a free eBook of RESS Essentials from Packt Publishing. All you need to do is check the book out at Packt Publishing web site, drop a line about the book back at the comments section of my article with your email address... Continue Reading →
Free Copies of RESS Essentials by Packt Publishing
As my blog claims in the title, I care 70% about Web development and 30% about Web design. Nevertheless, 100% of me is always hungry for knowledge, and I devour large quantities of articles, books, blogs and tweets as part of my balanced diet. I was thinking: there is no reason my blogging and my... Continue Reading →