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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

The Only Correct Script Loader Ever Made

A team here at Formidable was recently tasked with choosing a JavaScript loader in order to dynamically load scripts in the browser. After exhaustivel ...

Using React is a Business Decision, not a Technolo ...

Preamble: React has become very popular among developers and there are lots of resources that speak to its technical merits. However, migrating to (or ...

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Eric Baer

ReactJS and D3 Part I: Layouts

I love D3 — it was one of the reason I became a developer. It introduced me to the concept of functional UI. And, given the direction of the Front-End ...

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Colin Megill

Inline Styles are the Future

Radium is a set of tools to manage inline styles on React elements. It gives you powerful styling capabilities without CSS, and was built over about 2 ...

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Colin Megill

Backbone.js with React Views

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 ...

Making JavaScript Tests Fast, Easy, & Friendly

A few weeks ago, I presented a talk on “Making JavaScript Tests Fast, Easy, & Friendly” at the CascasdiaJS 2014 conference in Portland, OR. The talk l ...

Anchors, Buttons, and Accessibility

Accessibility is a foundational feature of the web. It is a direct reflection of a key tenet of the platform: the free and universal sharing of knowle ...

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