Category: Open Source

  • Future-of-webapps

    The Future of WebApps and the winners at FinJS & FinTech World Forum 12 years later

    This week I was lucky enough to attend both FinJS and the FinTech World Forum in London – two very different events but with lots of crossovers. A fun aspect for me about the latter was that it was held in the Kensington Conference Centre. The last time I was there was in 2007 for…

    Conor O'Neill
    Node.js, Open Source, Strategy | 24th May 2019
  • Meet the team at FullStack New York!

    The NearForm team will be at Fullstack NYC on 16th and 17th May to talk about high-performance Full-stack frameworks & tools including Node.js, Fastify, PWAs, Speeding up React SSR with ESX, React Hooks and Clinic.js and to offer a glimpse at our high-performing web applications designed for the future of banking. Matteo Collina, Technical Director,…

    Leanne Vaughey
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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
  • The-journey-to-open-source

    The Journey to Open Source: A Leading Thinkers’ Discussion with NearForm

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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