Using New Build Tools in React 0.14

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By Frankie Bagnardi Frankie Bagnardi is a senior front-end developer creating user experiences for various clients. In his free time, he answers questions on StackOverflow (FakeRainBrigand) and IRC (GreenJello), and enjoys small projects. He is a co-author of the brand new second edition of Developing a React Edge by Bleeding Edge Press.  React and the tools… Read more »

Improving your Ruby on Rails Applications with Effective Use of Hash Objects

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by Sam Phippen Sam Phippen has been writing software for more than seven years. He routinely gives conference talks about software design and testing and currently serves the Ruby community as a member of the RSpec core team. Sam regularly contributes to Open Source Ruby applications and works as a consultant at Fun and Plausible… Read more »

React 0.14: Why Local Component State is a Trap

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by Richard Feldman Richard Feldman is a functional programmer who specializes in pushing the limits of browser-based UIs.  He works at NoRedInk building education tools using Elm and React. He is also one of the authors of the upcoming second edition of “Developing a React Edge: The Javascript Library for User Interfaces” from Bleeding Edge Press…. Read more »

The virtues of going incognito: private web browsing

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We’ve all been there. Your mind wanders during your daily routine and then suddenly your interest is piqued by a random, rogue question. It lingers persistently and blocks all other attempts at thought. You completely disregard the fact that it is 2:30 AM and turn to the one source of information that is reliable —… Read more »

Embracing HTTP/2

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Why HTTP/2? HTTP/2 is an upcoming standard that will significantly improve web page delivery. It’s coming in February 2015 according to the HTTP/2 working group and is expected to be widely adopted because it’s an easy way for sites to make web pages load quicker and save bandwidth – meaning a better customer experience and money saved. I learned about it by watching the chair of the… Read more »

Clojure: Uniformly Sane

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Programming is a nasty way to lose your mind. Each 12-hour day is a mental beat-down of incorrect assumptions, understandings and actions. Software, our opponent, is an ever changing, multi-tentacled horror of complexity. In one noodley appendage she wields configuration, yet in another: a business domain – a whirling fury of operating system, versioning, incompatibilities,… Read more »

AngularJS Tips and Tricks Using ngResource

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AngularJS is a JavaScript framework that can help you write web applications quickly using less code. AngularJS is not a library, rather it is an entirely different way of thinking about writing web applications. As such, AngularJS has certain opinions about how you should be using it. Whereas in the vanilla JavaScript world, you are… Read more »

An Introduction to Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets (Sass)

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As web applications continue to increase in complexity, new tools have emerged that can help developers better manage their code. With JavaScript libraries, powerful server-side frameworks, templating engines and even entirely new languages, the landscape of web development is at an exciting stage. In this article, we will introduce a tool called Sass, or Syntactically… Read more »

Struts 2: Writing Components Using XML and Annotations

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Apache Struts is one of the most popular web development frameworks, and Struts 2 adds significant functionality to the framework. Struts 2 supports action configuration via conventions and annotations, so components can now be written using annotations or XML. Large, distributed applications will always work best when components are written in XML, but small to… Read more »