• Can Your Company Benefit from a Progressive Web App?

    by Mark Pedersen on  Nov 07, 2016 1

    Progressive web apps is a new concept that bridges the gap between websites and mobile apps. They promise offline capabilities as well as improved speed and performance. In this article, Mark Pedersen reviews the benefits of progressive web apps and how your company can benefit from this emerging technology.

  • Virtual Panel: State of Reactive in JavaScript and Elm

    by David Iffland on  Nov 04, 2016

    Reactive programming in JavaScript and the web has fairly mature libraries, yet there is much more work to do before it becomes ubiquitous. In this virtual panel, we speak with three experts that work with reactive technologies about where we're at and where we're headed.

  • Language-Level Reactivity with Elm

    by Richard Feldman on  Oct 24, 2016 1

    Reactive programming is becoming more prevalent in the JavaScript programming world. But, it's always added on as an afterthought or a library. But what if it could exist by default, inherent to the language? Richard Feldman shows how the Elm language is just that. Elm doesn't just try to make JavaScript better, it tries to rewrite the developer experience and make it inherently better.

The SAM Pattern: Lessons Learned Building Functional Reactive Front-End Architectures

Posted by Gunar C. Gessner Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Oct 17, 2016

Modern User Experience requires an architecture that is able to continuously “react” to its broader environment. Implementing the SAM pattern has taught us much about how to design such a system.

Polymorphism of MVC-esque Web Architecture: Classification

Posted by Brent Chen on  Sep 15, 2016

In this article, Brent Chen explains the history of the MVC architecture and its different forms in modern applications, both on the client and on the server.

Iterative Prototyping in the Mobile App Development Process

Posted by Cassandra Naji on  Aug 01, 2016

Mobile app development adopted an iterative, rapid development process. Prototypes have a role to play in this agile approach, enabling developers to build, test, iterate rapidly and at lower cost.

Intro to knysa: Async-Await Style PhantomJS Scripting

Posted by Bo Zou on  Jul 21, 2016

Knysa is a PhantomJS library that uses async-await style programming to get rid of callback hell. Creator Bo Zou shows how to create your own tests with knysa. 1

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

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.