Category: Open Source

  • 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
  • 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
    | 25th January 2019
  • Sending 1.24 million MQTT messages from NodeConf EU to Azure (and lots more digital badge details)

    The NodeConf EU 2018 digital badge was a stunning success that far exceeded every expectation we had and eclipsed our beloved 2017 badge. In this post, I’ll walk you through the several days of the event, explain at a high level how the badge platform worked and also show you the lovely ways in which…

    Conor O'Neill
  • Enterprise-open-source

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Enterprise Open Source

    This time last month I was at NodeConfEU and was gutted that I had to leave early. But thankfully, all the sessions are available online for my (and your) viewing pleasure. I was looking back over them last week and came across this great discussion on Enterprises, Node.js and open source: the good, the bad…

    Clare Dillon
    | 12th December 2018
  • Protecting Node.js from uncontrolled resource consumption headers attacks

    Protecting Node.js from uncontrolled resource consumption headers attacks

     As part of the security release of the 27th of November 2018, we fixed several Denial of Service vulnerabilities related to headers processing. You should upgrade your Node.js versions to v6.15.0, v8.14.0, v10.14.0, v11.3.0. This blog post is an in-depth explanation on how those attacks were fixed. A long-time advice in the Node.js community is…

    Matteo Collina
    | 28th November 2018
  • open-source

    Getting into open source for the first time

    Open source can be a thrilling hobby. My own contributions include projects like an IoT & Robotics framework and a Microservices framework, to name a few. The breadth and variance of open source mean that anyone with a text editor, terminal, and an internet connection can help build some really cool things with really cool people. Tools of…

    Dean McDonnell
    | 20th September 2018
  • The Cost of Logging

    The Cost of Logging

    At NearForm, we like to scratch our own itch, and we build tools based on the needs of our customers and our own needs as consultants. When David Mark Clements and myself were in London conducting a performance training and consulting engagement with Net-A-Porter, we noticed that the routes which were logging more were the slowest ones. Moreover,…

    NearForm
    | 2nd August 2016
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