Archive for the ‘React’ Category

All About React Router 4

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I met Michael Jackson for the first time at React Rally 2016, soon after writing an article on React Router 3. Michael is one of the principal authors of React Router along with Ryan Florence. It was exciting to meet someone who built a tool I liked so...

How to Create a Reddit Clone Using React and Firebase

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React is an awesome JavaScript library for building user interfaces. Since the publishing of Create React App, it has become very easy to scaffold a barebones React application. In this article, we will be using Firebase along with Create React App to ...

Intro to Hoodie and React

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Let's take a look at Hoodie, the "Back-End as a Service" (BaaS) built specifically for front-end developers. I want to explain why I feel like it is a well-designed tool and deserves more exposure among the spectrum of competitors than it gets today. I...

Firebase & React Part 2: User Authentication

This is a follow up to the CSS-Tricks Article Intro to Firebase and React. In that lesson, we built Fun Food Friends, an application for planning your next potluck. It looked like this: If you haven't completed that article yet, please complete that a...

Why I’m Switching from React to Cycle.js

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I would guess that most developers these days are using some sort of framework for developing apps. Frameworks are there to help us structure complex apps and save us time. Every day, we can see much discussion about which framework is the best, which ...

What Is Snapshot Testing, and Is It Viable in PHP?

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Ah-ha moments are beautiful and rare in programming. Every so often, we're fortunate enough to discover some trick or facet of a system that forever changes how we think of it. For me, that's what snapshot testing is. You probably write a lot of PHP c...

How I Designed & Built a Fullstack JavaScript Trello Clone

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A few weeks ago, I came across a developer sharing one of his side projects on GitHub: a Trello clone. Built with React, Redux, Express, and MongoDB, the project seemed to have plenty of scope for working on fullstack JS skills. I asked the developer, ...

An intro to web components with otters

Monica Dinculescu on web components and why we might care: ... before web components came around, you had to wait on all browsers to agree on a new element (like, a date picker). And even after they agreed on a new element, it took them yeaaaaars to im...

Intro to Firebase and React

Let's take a look at building something using Firebase and React. We'll be building something called Fun Food Friends, a web application for planning your next potluck, which hopefully feels like something rather "real world", in that you can imagine u...