Category: Languages, Tools & Frameworks

  • Javascript Promises – The Definitive Guide

    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
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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
    Languages, Tools & Frameworks | 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Accelerating GraphQL on Node.js

    GraphQL is a query language that is rapidly gaining wide adoption across the community. It combines type validation with a query and filtering syntax that makes it easy to get up-and-running with a powerful web API in almost no time. Features like running parallel queries or update-all become much easier, because they are first class...
    Matteo Collina
  • Sharing Media in Progressive Web Apps

    Sharing Media in Progressive Web Apps

    What are Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)? With the widespread adoption of HTML5 standards, the lines between native and web applications are becoming more blurry. Now, increasing native features have become available for the browsers, making it difficult to decide whether to build a native or web application. Here at NearForm we love pushing the boundaries…

    Arthur Daschevici
  • Writing reusable Terraform modules

    One of the standard infrastructure architectural patterns for web applications – that we also apply here at NearForm – is to split the infrastructure into multiple logical environments. The most common ones are dev, staging and production. They use the same type of resources (load balancers, instances, databases, etc), but they differ in scale and…

    Dan Achim
    Languages, Tools & Frameworks | 22nd November 2018
  • Static Analysis of Docker image vulnerabilities with Clair

    Static Analysis of Docker image vulnerabilities with Clair

    In a previous article, we described how to build a Docker Registry. Today we look at Clair – a tool that does static analysis of vulnerabilities in a docker image. What is Clair? Clair is a popular open source vulnerability scanning solution for docker images made by CoreOS. Clair is also integrated with quay.io public…

    Petr Kohut
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