Category: React

  • How to use GraphQL in React using hooks

    What are Hooks? React Hooks, introduced in version 16.8.0, are reusable stateful logic functions. They aim to simplify the development of complex components by splitting them into small functional blocks that are easier to manage, test and reuse.  Using hooks removes the need for many abstractions like Higher Order Components (HOC) and render props. They…

  • Speeding Up React SSR with ESX: Tech Talk Video

    React is a hugely popular frontend framework that revolutionized the frontend development world. React is built primarily for the browser, while Node has fundamentally different operational constraints to the browser. As a Principal Architect and Consultant it has become painfully clear that React's Server-Side Rendering is a performance bottleneck for web backends around the world....
    David Clements
  • Meet the NearForm team at FullStack London 2019!

    FullStack 2019 returns to London in its sixth edition from July 10-12th. Now hosted at the Business Design Centre, FullStack London has been growing each year and still remains the best place to connect with the international JavaScript community! If you’re heading along be sure to check out the talks and workshops from the NearForm…

    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…

  • 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...
    Virtual Coffee
    Fullstack, Interviews, Open Source, React | 8th April 2019
  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Exploring React Portals

    Exploring React Portals

    A dive into React Portals and exploring some common use cases

    Jimmy Mintzer
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