Category: Blog

  • Speeding up React SSR: Announcing ESX

      React is a hugely popular frontend framework that revolutionised the frontend development world. As a Principal Architect and Consultant at NearForm, it has become painfully clear that React’s Server-Side Rendering (SSR) is a performance bottleneck for web backends around the world. ESX presents a simple solution that can be dropped into pre-existing React applications…

    David Clements
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    Virtual Coffee with Cian Foley, Full Stack Developer at NearForm

          Cian Foley has combined two passions in life – healthy eating and developing clean and tidy code. As NearForm’s latest superfan of React Hooks, Cian is the person to speak to about emerging technologies. We started the discussion talking about food – but it all links back to building great tech, in...
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    Virtual Coffee With NearForm Senior Product Designer, Antoine Marin

          Antoine Marin is based in Kilkenny, Ireland and is working on a range of client engagements across the globe. We began our discussion talking about drone technology, where he’s been focusing much of his time lately. What is your area of speciality? As part of the product team, I facilitate workshops to...
  • Virtual Coffee With NearForm Delivery Architect, Mark Ireland

        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

    Introducing 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
  • Taming the data beast for better Digital CX

    Taming the data beast for better Digital CX: one step at a time

    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

    Want a high performing culture? Make way for open innovation!

    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
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    Some useful 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
  • Animation in React

    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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    Say Hello to React Browser Hooks

    ‘React Browser Hooks’ is an Open Source library containing several custom hooks that integrate with common browser functionality. The Problem & Our Motivation Often browser events and functions are directly added to components, which can: Add significantly to a component’s footprint Dilute the core functionality and purity of the component leading to less readable code…

    Cian Foley
    Blog, Development, Frontend, Open Source | 7th February 2019
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