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Ghostbusting For Front-end Developers

Ghostbusting for front-end developers

Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria! We’d like to avoid that, right? Well, today we’re going to talk about how to improve the accuracy of your front-end testing environment so you’re not chasing ghosts. This is important for anyone building high-performance apps for the web.

All engineering requires environmental assumptions. This is particularly important when we’re measuring the quality and performance of the web experiences we create. A faster web is a better web, but before you can achieve this, you need to ask yourself – is your room clean?
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Yo Polymer – A Quick Tour Of Web Component Tooling

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In the HTML5 Rocks write-up and videos for my talk “yo polymer”, I walk through Web Components – an exciting new set of web platform features that will change the way you build apps.

We’ll look at Polymer – a library for using them in modern browsers today (including new <x-mileycyrus> and <jukebox> tags!) and Yeoman – modern tooling that can help you rapidly build new apps using these technologies. Set aside a few minutes, grab some pop-corn and learn how to create your own custom elements.

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Full-Stack JavaScript With MEAN And Yeoman

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A trend proliferating amongst prototypers in the Angular community is full-stack JavaScript development via the MEAN stack.

The acronym stands for: (M)ongoDB – a noSQL document datastore which uses JSON-style documents to represent data, (E)xpress – a HTTP server framework on top of Node, (A)ngular – as you know, the JS framework offering declarative, two-way databinding for webapps and (N)ode – the platform built on V8’s runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications.

Supporters of the stack claim the use of JavaScript all the way down increases productivity and it’s hard to dispute that this notion is pretty appealing. You get consistent models across the stack and consistent best practices in many cases too. Continue Reading →