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React Native for front-end developers

A while ago I decided that my next side-project would be to build a native app with React Native. After spending over six months developing a native app, I want to help spread the word about all of the similarities it shares with building web applications. I’d never built a native app but it had always interested me. There have been ways to build apps with web technologies for a...

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Create a quiz with React

We’re going to create a multiple choice quiz with React - without setting up any build configuration. This is now possible thanks to the Create React App project, which was recently created by the team at Facebook. Check out the demo here to see the quiz in action. Starting a new React project usually involves a lot of overhead that can be time consuming for anyone and straight...

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Introducing React into your team

There are new techniques and technologies being created for web developers everyday. That’s what makes working in this industry exciting, but also a bit daunting at times. No matter how you look at it, it’s important that we continue to grow and better our skills and products. Adjusting to new technologies is something that we developers have to do, but in general people don’t like change. So it’s important to...

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Using ES6 modules with Browserify, Babel and Grunt

I recently tackled the task of converting our traditional multi-page web app’s JavaScript over to ES6 format modules. After initially being overwhelmed with the amount of options out there, I did a bit of research and landed on a solution that worked well for our project. This setup consists of Browserify, Babel and Grunt. Along with a couple of Browserify plugins to generate multiple bundles ready for production. And as...

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Designing in browser - when is the right time?

The concept of designing in browser has been around for a little while now - forget pixel perfect mockups and save time by jumping straight into the browser. Now that we are designing for a multitude of screen sizes, it’s becoming more common to skip creating mock-ups in design tools such as Photoshop altogether. Dave Rupert’s article on responsive deliverables describes how the old PSD-to-HTML workflow that served us...

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