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01/16/18

OAuth and PKCE with React Native

Kadi Kraman

OAuth is an authorisation protocol that utilizes a third party to gain access to user information without exposing the user’s password. The OAuth website describes the process with a great analogy: Many luxury cars today come with a valet key. It is a special key you give...

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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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09/27/17

Building an Offline-Only Website

Chris Bolin

This summer I released a small personal project: Offline. It might be the only website that you forces you offline to view it. (I know, it’s weird.)The project’s seed was planted a few years ago when I was having a really hard time concentrating while writing my thesis...

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06/14/17

Why React Native is the Best Choice for Making Native Apps

Carlos Paelinck

Companies often eschew building native apps, thinking hybrid solutions will be easier and more cost effective to build. They end up shoving a not-so-responsive web app into some kind of native web frame, which ultimately leads to terrible user experience. Many companies opt to have...

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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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04/26/17

Join Formidable at SeattleJS Conference

Becca Lee

The SeattleJS Conference conference is coming this August 10th and 11th, and Formidable is the presenting sponsor. Have you bought your tickets yet? For background, when we heard that CascadiaFest wasn’t happening this summer, the Formidable crew was super bummed. As the ongoing...

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04/18/17

Fun with Fiber Custom Renderers at React Amsterdam

Becca Lee

Ken Wheeler, Formidable at large, will be speaking at React Amsterdam on April 21st. His talk, Fun with Fiber Custom Renderers, will explore the new custom renderer API in React Fiber, a soon-to-be-released architectural rewrite of React. Ken will cover Fiber basics, the anatomy...

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08/22/16

Make Dope Beats with ReactJS

Ken Wheeler

Before I was a software engineer, I was a music producer. Specifically, I made beats for rap songs. Then file sharing put a dent in the music industry, and it became much harder to do as a career. But hey, I had programming to fall back on! I still made music as a hobby over the years...

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11/21/14

Backbone.js with React Views

Ryan Roemer

On Nov. 18, 2014, I presented a talk on “Backbone.js with React Views” at the inaugural Seattle ReactJS Meetup. Backbone.js Backbone.js powers some of the largest web applications on the Internet and we use the framework extensively at Formidable Labs. It provides simple and flexible...

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