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11/14/17

Spectacle 4.0 Has Arrived

Carlos Paelinck & Ken Wheeler

Since Spectacle was released in early 2016, it’s been fun spotting it in use in presentations at conferences and meetups. The PacMan progress indicator and other familiar UI elements tend give it away, and it is exciting to see every single time. However, plenty of people are still...

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10/17/17

Introducing Webpack Dashboard & Electron Webpack Dashboard 1.0

Carlos Paelinck & Ken Wheeler

After releasing Webpack Dashboard and Electron Webpack Dashboard, we realized that we had hit a sweet spot for developer tooling. Developers wanted to be able to have more transparency and more visual feedback from their build processes (and they like...

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10/09/17

Adaptive UIs with react-image-palette

Brandon Dail

When you have an application driven by rich media, like images, it can be hard to develop a cohesive, universal color scheme. A lot of the time, applications end up defaulting to shades of black and white to avoid clashing with the rich colors in their content. If you...

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08/16/17

Introducing Electron Webpack Dashboard

Ken Wheeler

One year ago yesterday, I released webpack-dashboard. It ended up getting a lot more popular than I thought it would! As it turns out, everyone wants to pretend like they are working at NASA. Shortly after releasing it, and selling it under the guise of it feeling like...

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05/31/17

Live Editing React Components for Better Documentation

Phil Plückthun

As stated in a previous post about documentation, Your Docs And You, the best response to well made docs is simply, 'I get it!' When writing documentation, it's sometimes easy to forget that someone on the other end will actually be reading your docs. Writing docs can be as difficult as...

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05/03/17

Don't Fear the Fractal: Infinite State Composition with Freactal

Tyler Thompson

In the beginning, there was React. You used `createClass` to define an OOP-style UI component with associated reactive state, and custom mixins managed cross-cutting concerns. It was good. Then came ES6 classes. You used standard language features and semantics to define a component...

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04/12/17

Your Docs and You: A Guide for Your First OSS Portfolio

Paula Lavalle

Open Source Software is arguably fated to a life of loneliness without great documentation. I’ve heard more than one developer proclaim the importance of docs, and their corresponding awe and appreciation when they find docs that are really well-made. One of my favorite responses to a docs site...

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03/29/17

Introducing Appr: A New Review Workflow for Mobile Developers

Jani Eväkallio

Appr builds pull requests in your Create React Native App project, deploys the changes to Expo, and posts a link and a QR code to your PR, so you can run the app on your device or emulator in seconds! I'm sure you'll agree: code reviews are a useful tool in a development...

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02/28/17

Faster React SSR with Rapscallion

Dale Bustad

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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01/27/16

First Impressions with the Web's latest Presentation Tool: Spectacle

Eric Baer

Spectacle, if you haven’t seen it, is another in a long line of HTML presentation tools, but this one has rocketed into popularity (which isn’t exactly common for something like presentation tooling). Since I had heard it has a few neat tricks up its sleeve, and as a born and bred skeptic, I...

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