Category: Development

  • Cian-Foley-NearForm

    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...
  • Antoine-Marin-NearForm

    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...
  • 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 If enterprises are to stay relevant, it’s time to retire outdated approaches to product & service development and embrace open innovation – by which we mean opening up the innovation process to open source solutions and a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
  • react-hooks

    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
  • Utility-first CSS with Tailwind

    Utility-first CSS with Tailwind

    Utility-first CSS is the notion of composing many small utilitarian classes together. With this, the aim is to allow you to create robust, scalable and responsive user interfaces for the web. Tailwind is a CSS framework that provides a suite of utility classes out of the box. It also allows you to compose and add…

    Chris Draycott-Wheatley
    Blog, Development, Frontend, Open Source | 6th February 2019
  • React-Hooks

    Forget Everything you Learned about React – Hooks Rock!

    Twenty years ago I worked for a bank converting Clipper 5 code into Visual Basic as part of Y2K migrations.  I was young and impressionable and I remember my manager said to me, “If something is getting too complex, there’s probably a better way!” Complexity can be a significant barrier for developers considering a new…

    Cian Foley
    Development, Frontend, Open Source | 25th January 2019
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