• Using Templates to Transform Web Service Results into Markup

    by Greg Brown on  Aug 31, 2016

    The HTTP-RPC open-source Java framework returns results in JSON by default, but can use the CTemplate system to respond with custom markup. In this article, Greg Brown shows how simple annotations can be used to automatically respond to a web service in any markup (HTML, XML, CSV, etc.).

  • Iterative Prototyping in the Mobile App Development Process

    by Cassandra Naji on  Aug 01, 2016 1

    Mobile app development adopted an iterative, rapid development process and prototypes have a role to play in this agile approach, enabling developers to build, test, iterate, re-test and re-build rapidly and at lower cost (not to mention allowing all stakeholders in the process early on). This article guides through the essential steps of mobile app prototyping.

  • Intro to knysa: Async-Await Style PhantomJS Scripting

    by Bo Zou on  Jul 21, 2016 1

    Typical PhantomJS test frameworks suffer from callback hell and other tricks that reduce the clarity of how the program flows. Bo Zou created knysa which uses async-await style programming to eliminate these callbacks. Additionally, there's no need to resort to currying and common try-catch-fail constructs are used to maintain a sane path through the code.

HTTP-RPC: A Lightweight Cross-Platform REST Framework

Posted by Greg Brown on  Jul 12, 2016

HTTP-RPC is an open-source framework for creating and accessing cross-platform polyglot RESTful web services using a convenient, RPC-like metaphor, while preserving fundamental REST principles. 3

Four Benefits of Switching Your Contact Center Agent Software to WebRTC

Posted by Tsahi Levent-Levi on  May 09, 2016

Contact centers around the globe are running two sets of expensive software. Tsahi Levent-Levi shows how, by integrating WebRTC, companies can become more flexible and save money.

Q&A on Express.js with Evan Hahn

Posted by David Iffland on  May 05, 2016

Express.js is a popular web server layer built on top of node.js. In this Q&A, author Evan Hahn provides more context on Express and where it's going.

Angular 2 and TypeScript - A High Level Overview

Posted by Yakov Fain on  Apr 26, 2016

Angular 2 & TypeScript have brought true object oriented development to the world's most popular web development framework. This article provides a high-level overview of Angular 2. 9

State of the JavaScript Landscape: A Map for Newcomers

Posted by Bonnie Eisenman on  Apr 11, 2016

Modern JavaScript development is in constant motion. In this article, Bonnie Eisenman shows JavaScript newcomers the lay of the land and where to begin. 21

Full Stack Testing: Balancing Unit and End-to-End Tests

Posted by David Copeland on  Mar 30, 2016

The approach to full stack testing can be daunting. There's more than one way to test, but how do you balance your efforts? In this article, David Copeland looks at solving that challenge.

Will WebSocket survive HTTP/2?

Posted by Allan Denis on  Mar 14, 2016

HTTP/2 is poised to eliminate much of the waste that developers deal with, but is it a nail in WebSocket's coffin? Allan Denis tells us why HTTP/2 and WebSocket will coexist. 6

Writing Cross-Platform Apps with React Native

Posted by Bonnie Eisenman on  Feb 25, 2016

React Native is Facebook's open source project for building native mobile apps using JavaScript. Bonnie Eisenman presents an introduction on how to get started. 5

Why I No Longer Use MVC Frameworks

Posted by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Feb 03, 2016

Jean-Jacques Dubray introduces a new pattern, State-Action-Model, that speeds up the development of modern applications and simplifies the interaction between the data model and the view. 80