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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...


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...


Introducing NodeJS-Dashboard

Clean up your console output with nodejs-dashboard. Node.js engineers spend significant amounts of time developing from the console. The usual workflow I’ve encountered goes something like: npm run test && node index.js which then dumps pages of text to stdout. Errors can easily go...


Introducing React Progressive Image

Progressive Image Loading Made Easy Images can be big, and big can be bad on slow networks. Nobody wants to stare at whitespace while their network struggles to load your beautiful background image, so what can we do? That’s where progressive image loading comes in. Progressive image loading...


London: Formidable Has Landed.

Hi there. I’m Jani Eväkallio, Formidable’s new VP of Mobile Engineering. Along with my arrival, today I have the great pleasure of announcing the opening of Formidable in London. In my previous life I was the lead engineer at Futurice London, an early React and React Native advocate,...


Announcing the Release of Spectacle Editor

Take control of your presentations. Open sourced. Plotly Integrated. Bring your own glitter. Formidable is pleased to announce the release of Spectacle Editor, an open souce presentation editor built with Electron on top of Spectacle, our library for authoring interactive presentations in ReactJS....


Victory 0.12.0: The One True Tooltip

We are pleased to announce that the latest release of Victory finally includes tooltips! This feature has been in demand for a while, but nailing down an implementation strategy proved challenging. No other chart element exhibits the range of behaviors or visual possibilities as the simple tooltip....


Introducing React Game Kit

See Ken’s slides from his React Next talk. Introducing React Game Kit React Game Kit is Formidable’s newest release, written by the one and only Ken Wheeler. Since Ken is busy killing it in Israel at ReactNext, I’m giving a rundown of what React Game Kit is and why you should use...


Introducing Nested Routing in Redux Little Router

Ever since we announced Redux Little Router, we’ve worked hard to simplify the API, reduce boilerplate, and ease adoption for beginners. To advance these goals, we’ve introduced two new features: nested routes and nested fragments. Check out Redux Little Router on GitHub! Nested Routes...


Builder 3.0: Battle-tested Multiple Project Management

Today we’re excited to announced the release of Builder 3.0, which contains improvements based on our experience using Builder in more than 100 projects over the past 10 months. Builder solves the problem of multiple projects needing the same dependencies, configuration, and npm tasks. For example...