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Full Stack Fest and CSS day Videos

posted in Must-see on 2016-09-23

One of the ways to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies is to watch talks from popular conferences. Here are two of my favorite ones:

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Presentational and container React components

posted in JavaScript on 2016-08-01

When we start using React we very soon also start asking questions. Where I’m suppose to put my data, how to communicate changes or how to manage state? The answers of this questions are very often matter of context and sometimes just practice and experience with the library. However, there is a pattern which is used widely and helps organizing React based applications - splitting the components into presentational and containers.

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React.js in patterns

posted in JavaScript on 2016-07-20

Long time I was searching for a good front-end framework. Framework that will help me write scalable and easy to maintain UI. Even though React is just a library for rendering it comes with so many benefits that I can easily say “I found it”. And like every thing that I use a lot I started seeing some patterns. Techniques that are applied over and over again and I see in the code of other developers. It’s time that I start documenting, discussing and sharing these patterns.

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Short movie by Oscar-winning animator Patrick Osborne

posted in Inspiration on 2016-07-10

Amazing art direction and storytelling in this one of a kind 360-degree musical short film from Oscar-winning animator Patrick Osborne. Watch out, it's a tear jerker!

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Jamie xx - Gosh

posted in Cinema on 2016-07-05

The new Jamie XX video clip directed by Romain Gavras will blow your mind without using any CGI, proving you don't need special effects.

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Let's write, not generate code. Thoughts about naming stuff.

posted in JavaScript on 2016-07-03

I’m writing code for approximately ten years now and at some point the word “writing” became more important then “code”. I found out that it is easy to generate code but it is difficult to write code. Writing means creating something meaningful. Something that other human beings will read. The code is indeed sent to machines and they do understand ugly code. Not the same for humans though. An important part of our job is to make sure that our code is clear for other teammates.

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Unity Adam demo - the full film

posted in Cinema on 2016-06-21

The Adam demo is a real-time-rendered short film created with the Unity engine by our demo team. It runs at 1440p on a GeForce GTX980 and was shown on the booths at our Unite Europe conference.

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The bare minimum to work with React

posted in JavaScript on 2016-06-13

Half an year ago I published A modern React starter pack based on webpack. The starter provides the basic tooling around React. However, I noticed that very often I need even less stuff than that. That’s usually when I want to hack something quickly. In this blog post we’ll see what’s the bare minimum to work with React.

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DevTools in 2016: Accelerate your workflow

posted in Must-see on 2016-05-22

What a nice improvements of Google Chrome's DevTools. Amazing stuff!!!

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Thoughts on semantic versioning, npm and JavaScript ecosystem as a whole

posted in JavaScript on 2016-05-11

If you are front-end developer dealing with single page applications you probably know that JavaScript ecosystem is not perfect at all. A few things may go wrong and break your build. In this article I’ll go through those features. Features which are, by my humble opinion, problematic.

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