Catch up on our latest tech observations and insights.

  •     For each client engagement, Mark Ireland leads a team of up to ten developers, designers and DevOps engineers. He spoke to us about everything from remote working and financial strategy, to the disruption of open banking APIs. What’s the nature of your client projects at NearForm? They’re digital transformation projects.  We’re usually adding...
  • GraphQL-Hooks
    At NearForm we love React, and since the release of React Hooks we’ve been busy building cool new things with them. We also love GraphQL, its declarative API is perfect to marry up with React components. Introducing graphql-hooks: GraphQL Hooks is a super lightweight GraphQL client for React with first-class support for hooks. It supports...
    Jack Clark
  • Companies who obsess about delivering a superb customer experience – frictionless digital services included – are best equipped to drive loyalty and win lifelong brand advocates. But where should a company begin when they realize they have a customer experience problem? We have first-hand experience in helping many leading global brands make that step-change and…

  •   Kevin Devine is part of the design team at NearForm who creates digital solutions for clients in industries ranging from retail to travel to financial services. He sat down for a virtual coffee to discuss everything from booking flights on your mobile phone to the latest app craze in China. What does a typical...
    Virtual Coffee
  • The single-threaded, event-loop based concurrency model of JavaScript, deals with processing of events using so-called “asynchronous non-blocking I/O model.” Unlike computer languages such as Java, where events are handled using additional threads, processed in parallel with the main execution thread, JavaScript code is executed sequentially. In order to prevent blocking the main thread on I/O-bound…

    Ivan Jovanovic
  • The-journey-to-open-source

    We caught up with some of the leading thinkers, contributors and users of Open Source at NodeConf EU to discuss the role of Open Source & Node.js in digital transformation when it’s right for enterprises to join the evolution and why we believe the time is now to get involved. Paul Savage, COO, NearForm Gordon…

    Paul Savage
  • Taming the data beast for better Digital CX

    Data is key to unlocking exceptional customer experience yet enterprises face an unprecedented data sprawl which challenges them to find meaning in the mess. To avoid the common pitfalls around data management and presentation, enterprises must break down their silos and build enduring, scalable solutions that let businesses make sense of their information now and…

  • 5 ways on how you should approach open innovation in your organisation

    Are today’s enterprises approaching innovation in the healthiest and most efficient way? If enterprises are to stay relevant, it’s time to retire outdated approaches to product & service development and embrace open innovation – by which we mean opening up the innovation process to open source solutions and a collaborative approach rather than in siloed…

    James Snell
  • Terms-to-know-when-working-with-a-developer

    Here’s a handy list of commonly-used terms, acronyms and buzzwords that you’ll need to know if working with or within the world of software development, digital design and open source. Whether you are a business-user needing to understand the meaning of the tools, technologies & methodologies used by your IT department or a developer exploring…

    David Clements
    Blog, Development & Tools, Feature articles | 18th February 2019
  • Animating your React apps doesn’t have to be a hassle. With these helpful components and prebuilt animation keyframes, you’ll be adding animation to your apps in no time. Animating is difficult We often forget about how animation is going to feature into our web projects. It’s easy to let this happen – designs tend to…

    Donovan Hutchinson
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