8 Years of blogging

posted in Must-see on 2017-01-02

The first article on this blog is published on 22th of August 2008. It’s about a website which I saw at FWA. Eight years later I’m still publishing stuff here and because it is the beginning of a new year I decided to give you some statistics.

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Short Film: Find my Phone

posted in Cinema on 2016-12-17

After my phone got stolen, I quickly realized just how much of my personal information and data the thief had instantly obtained. So, I let another phone get stolen. This time my phone was pre-programmed with spyware so I could keep tabs on the thief in order to get to know him. However, to what extent is it possible to truly get to know someone by going through the content of their phone?

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React and third-party libraries

posted in JavaScript on 2016-11-27

React is probably one of the best choices for building UI. Good design, support and community. However, there are cases where we want to use an external service or we want to integrate something completely different. We all know that React works heavily with the actual DOM and basically controls what’s rendered on the screen. That’s why integrating of third-party components could be tricky. In this article we will see how to mix React and jQuery’s UI plugin and do it safely.

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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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