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The rarely told advantages of Ruby on Rails for developers

Implementing new ideas into reality is always hard. But as it is with the creation of every product, not only software projects, correctly selected tools can make this road much smoother. Let’s explore the lesser known advantages of Ruby on Rails and find out why it is still one of the most liked frameworks for building online applications.
Adrian Nowak
27 August 2020
3 min read

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Vue for React developers

Even though I work primarily in React, during my relatively short career as front-end developer I have sort of built myself a reputation as the guy who looks at other people funny when they want to include an additional 2KB library in a project to do a thing that could be accomplished just as well by clenching your teeth and actually writing a couple of lines of Javascript code yourself. I'm the "go lean" guy, or the "vanilla Javascript" guy or the "our build tools are too complicated, and we don't really need Angular of Electron to display: hello world" guy.  Indeed, I do believe that the essential skill of a React developer is to know when not to use it. Otherwise, you might find yourself trying to nail boards together with a microscope. So when I was allowed to try Vue, a front-end framework perceived as the lighter, leaner upstart, which is shaking the status quo of the Javascript world, I jumped in headfirst. Here are some things I've found out during my short affair with Vue as a React developer.
Maciek Kozłowski
12 August 2020
6 min read

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Theme UI with Storybook: A great way to create a components library

Nowadays, there are a lot of possibilities for styling web applications. We can simply use the CSS, use the capabilities of preprocessors such as SASS, or even style our applications using JavaScript. The latter method, also called the CSS-in-JS methodology, has become a very popular option in recent years, especially in the React environment. Many libraries are using this method that helps developers maintain a collection of components. One of these libraries is Theme UI, which integrates well with popular React tools, such as Storybook.
Paweł Ochota
04 August 2020
7 min read