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The New React Native Architecture Explained: Part ...

In this final post we tackle the last block of the old architecture graph presented in the first article.

Lightweight Client-Side Tests with React-Testing-L ...

I have a confession to make: I usually dread writing tests. I especially dread writing them early on in a project, when components are still subject t ...

The New React Native Architecture Explained: Part ...

In part three of our four-part series we will dive into the “meaty” part of the re-architecture, the one that every React Native developer has probabl ...

Don’t Build That App!

I ask that you forget what you know and take a few minutes to read this post in the hope that you too can be persuaded to liberate yourself from a too ...

The New React Native Architecture Explained: Part ...

In part two of our four-part series we will dive into how React Native consumes the code you write, and how the re-architecture changes it.

New Spectacle Lander

Formidable and the Spectacle team are excited to announce the launch of the new Spectacle lander on the Formidable website! We've updated the branding ...

The New React Native Architecture Explained

In this first post in a four-part series, we discuss the aspect of the React Native re-architecture that will actually affect the code you may write—t ...

Locking down AWS Serverless applications, the righ ...

Backend services built with the Serverless Framework on AWS Lambda are enormously popular and powerful, but unfortunately often difficult to secure in ...

Upgrading styled-components from v3 to v4

The v4 release of styled-components comes with a lot of features and perfomance wins that we were excited about. If you're like me, you might look at ...

Blazing Fast Testing in Node with MongoDB

MongoDB is a document-based NoSQL database, and is a popular choice for applications in the Node ecosystem. This post is about testing in Node with Mo ...

Observation as a prerequisite for design

Observation as a discipline is difficult to summarize, and sometimes even harder to express— it is a talent that takes practice. When performed well, ...

Your 2019 JavaScript Reading List

The internet can be a veritable treasure trove of resources IF you know where to look. We asked our staff to share some of their go-to sites for help, ...

Real-World Performance Wins: an E-Commerce Case St ...

Some of my favorite projects are website performance audits. Hunting for opportunities to make an application faster and leaner can be exciting. Recen ...

Implementing a Distributed Lock State Machine

A complex distributed computing problem application developers may encounter is controlling access to a resource or entity in a multi-user, concurrent ...

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