The Future of Front End


03/22/17

Formidable at React London: Offline-First Apps & React Native for Hardware

Ken Wheeler and Jani Eväkallio will be speaking at React London on Tuesday, March 28th. Ken's wild talk, “Weapons Grade React,” will explore the trials and tribulations he experienced while building a remotely controlled robotic crossbow with React and React Native. Using that experience...

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03/14/17

React Native App Stack, March 2017

This week, we started writing a new React Native app. With every new project, I experience a mix of giddy excitement and intense anxiety: an opportunity to right all past mistakes, and a chance to make a thousand new ones. Discussing greenfield tech choices inevitably devolves into...

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03/08/17

Be Bold For Change on Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! March 8th celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women. As part of our celebration today, we (Autumn and Elise) are reflecting on the state of women at Formidable. As technology workers, we are lucky to be some of the most...

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03/01/17

Eric Baer Speaking at Voxxed Days Bristol

Formidafriends in the UK: Formidable Eric Baer is speaking at Voxxed Days Bristol today. Attending? Be sure to check out his talk. Eric will attempt to lay bare the lessons learned from nearly 60 years of API design, from RPC to REST. With mounting pressure on APIs from mobile devices/networks...

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02/28/17

Faster React SSR with Rapscallion

React has gained significant momentum over the four years since its initial release, and for good reason. I'll admit that I was initially a skeptic, particularly when it came to the strangeness that is JSX, but I was quickly won over by its codification of small, testable units of code...

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12/01/16

Introducing Whackage

A multi-repo developer tool for React Native app and library authors. We love React Native. Sometimes, though, it doesn't feel like it reciprocates your love. One such time is when working with codebases that span across multiple repositories. When you want to make changes to a package your app...

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11/09/16

Flexible Charting in React with Victory (and Introducing FormidableCharts)

Victory: React charts tailored to your data Charting directly with d3 can be difficult, but other libraries are often too simplistic. Enter Victory: React charting that is easier than direct use of d3.js but with as much flexibility as possible. Victory allows fully customized charts ranging from...

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10/25/16

On releasing my first OSS project at thirty-five

A couple weeks ago I released my first open source project at the ripe old age of thirty-five. A dinosaur by tech industry standards or whatever. Computers and programming were something that always came naturally to me in my youth— my first languages were C and x86 assembly. Growing up I...

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10/19/16

Introducing Publish-Diff

Safer, more predictable npm publishing with publish-diff Publishing JavaScript projects to the npm registry is an exercise that, while commonplace, is often opaque to developers and fraught with peril. The opacity comes from projects frequently publishing built files that are omitted from git source...

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10/18/16

Formidable is Now Mobile

Victory UI Explorer is now available for iOS and Android. Check out what you can do when you combine React Native and Victory, Formidable's charting library. Built by Formidable's own Angela Nicholas. Download Victory UI Explorer for iOS or Android. View the source code for Victory UI...

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