Articles in category Development


How to generate PDF from HTML in React / Node.js app

Generating PDF from HTML would seem a rather simple action requiring little time and effort. However the reality is somewhat different, and finding the best solution can often be challenging. Let’s consider this hypothetical scenario: We have a React App through which we’d like to create a PDF either from the entire page or just in part. Our PDF document could contain charts, tables, images and/or plain text and should be structured without cuts or overlappings. We also want a button on the page allowing us to save our document. In this article, I will walk you through some different solutions whilst outlining the pros and cons of each. We will start with the simplest method then graduate to the most complex.
Eugene Zolotarenko
20 May 2021
6 min read


Redux Toolkit - the efficient solution

The tagline for Redux Toolkit reads: “The official, opinionated, batteries-included toolset for efficient Redux development”. In this article, I would like to break down this statement, examine the claim to efficiency and give some examples to confirm its legitimacy. The “official” part clearly shows that the creators of Redux introduced Toolkit after having recognised that in its original form, Redux requires too much boilerplate code. As this excess of code can become problematic and rather messy (particularly in larger, more complex applications), they decided to upgrade it to a more opinionated tool to alleviate the need. In doing so, they have provided clearer guidance, a set of practical instructions and “good defaults for store setup out of the box”.
Agnieszka Niemiec
11 May 2021
5 min read


How can a monorepo help you build a scalable project more efficiently?

There are a few ways to handle multiple packages used to create one project. The multirepo model assumes that the packages are located in different code repositories. Monorepo is a single repository that contains and handles different packages. Due to this fact, a monorepo can be mistaken for monolith architecture. However, let’s take a closer look at a project created as a monorepo and compare it with a monolith. We will notice that monorepo consists of multiple logically separated subprojects. This article will focus on monorepo architecture as it seems like the most modern approach to build complex apps. It is successfully used by companies such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and popular projects such as Create React App, Babel, Storybook, Primer, Jest, Strapi and many more.
Aleksandra Borowska
02 March 2021
4 min read