Introducing BDSM

(Based on a true story) We had a problem The frontend team was way way (way) ahead of the server team. More than half the APIs we needed weren't done and the delays kept piling on. And this wasn't new either, as the backend teams meticulously labor on each API,… »

Quick add React Component to Webstorm

-- By: @BorisDinkevich What what? tl;dr; Config WebStorm for super fast React Component file addition One of the better practices in React is breaking our view to as many reusable components as possible. To make the test a bit easier, we can set WebStorm to auto generate React Component… »

Why do small frontend teams fail?

-- By: @BorisDinkevich tl;dr; Are managers still unwilling to accept the nightmare that is frontend dev in 2016? In the past few months, a week has not passed without me hearing of another company whose frontend project is late, broken, running way over budget, or just plain grotesquely underperforming.… »

The definitive guide to choosing the Best JS Framework

By: @Boris Dinkevich To truly compare the available JS frameworks, we have carefully compiled and analysed all the data available online on the subject of JS frameworks. We tested various methods of comparison, and believe we found the most promising metrics when choosing your next framework are: Letter and syllables… »

Understanding Angular2

-- By: @BorisDinkevich tl;dr; What does <div [x]="3" (y)="z()" /> mean? The usual reaction for developers taking a look at the new Angular2 is: WTF? Luckily, it will take us only a few minutes to understand what the developers of Angular2 were thinking. If you haven't… »

Using ReactJS with AngularJS

-- By: @BorisDinkevich tl;dr; How does ReactJS work in AngularJS? - A step-by-step tutorial. The best way to follow the tutorial is by opening the initial codepen and adding/modifying stuff as you go along. First codepan: http://codepen.io/borisd/pen/waVJZW AngularJS on a page Let's start… »

Is ReactJS faster than AngularJS?

-- By: @BorisDinkevich tl;dr; No. Hard to believe? Most developers and decision-makers take it for granted that ReactJS offers high performance and incredible speed much better than other frameworks like AngularJS and EmberJS. It has gotten to the point that no one even questions things like this: (Source) But… »

Grunt vs Gulp

First, a short intro. Both Gulp and Grunt offer the same service to us developers. They act as build systems for javascript projects but can both be used in a much wider range. An example of the rule of a build system in an AngularJS project might be: 1. Compile… »