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Make Dope Beats with ReactJS

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 ...

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Ken Wheeler

Introducing Webpack Dashboard

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 gr ...

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Ken Wheeler

Announcing Victory 0.10.2 and VictoryNative

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 mak ...

Let the URL do the Talking, Part 3: Empower the UR ...

In parts one and two of this series, we found that, even with the help of integration libraries, we could not liberate URL state from the clutches of ...

Let the URL do the Talking, Part 2: Bargaining and ...

In part one of this series, I explored the pains of integrating React Router into purely-functional Redux applications. There, I discovered that not o ...

Let the URL do the Talking, Part 1: The Pain of Re ...

“Just use React Router!” This is how most conversations about routing end in the React/Redux ecosystem. There’s no doubt that React Router is the stan ...

Radium Grid: A React Grid System Injected with the ...

After spending my formative frontend years implementing layouts with the CSS grid systems from both Bootstrap and Foundation, I developed a clear unde ...

Why we chose MobX over Redux for Spectacle Editor

For Spectacle Editor, our current collaboration with Plot.ly, we decided to use MobX to handle application state instead of Redux. Redux is an amazing ...

Announcing Spectacle Editor, a Work In Progress

Spectacle Editor is a collaboration between Plotly and Formidable. The end result will be the first open source presentation tool with deep Plotly int ...

Being Formidable

Inside Formidable, we encourage collaboration and bold, well-researched ideas. Some ideas stick with you longer than others, and continue to inform yo ...

React Inline Styles and the Future of CSS

Writing and maintaining CSS for large applications (and large teams) can be challenging. Teams often have trouble with brittle selectors, naming colli ...

Victory.js

I’m not a designer. I’m a JavaScript developer. When I write CSS it takes me longer than it should, and often ends with someone more talented indulgen ...

Unit Testing React Native with Mocha and Enzyme

Working in React Native has been an amazing experience. Coming from React, the workflow has been nearly frictionless. There has, however, been one que ...

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Ken Wheeler

First Impressions with the Web's latest Presentati ...

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 exactl ...

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Eric Baer

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