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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...


Terminal Charts with Victory CLI

The ability to collect, analyze, triangulate and visualize vast amounts of data in real time is something the human race has never had before. -Rick Smolan After pushing out webpack-dashboard and seeing how much people enjoy terminal based tooling, I thought perhaps I should see what else I can...


Make Dope Beats with ReactJS

“With a kick, snare, kicks and high hat, skilled in the trade of that old boom bap” 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. [...


Introducing Webpack Dashboard

How about a nice game of chess? As a child, I always wanted to be a hacker. I remember the first time my father showed me how to dir /p. I thought I was hacking the planet. Then I grew up, and I realized the reality of it was a bit different. I still use […]


Announcing Victory 0.10.2 and VictoryNative!

Check out the Victory docs here. It’s been a while since the release of Victory 0.9.0 back in June, so we’re excited to add several new features and bug fixes in order to continue making the creation of D3 charts in React as painless as possible. This post will explore some of the...


Let the URL Do the Talking, Part 3: Empower the URL with Redux Little Router

Check out Redux Little Router on GitHub! Edit: the API has changed significantly since this post (hopefully for the better!). Check out the repo for an up-to-date readme! In parts one and two of this series, we found that, even with the help of integration libraries, we could not liberate URL state...