A Deep Dive Into V8

A majority of front-end developers deal with this buzzword all the time: V8. A big part of its popularity is due to the fact that it led JavaScript to a new level of performance. Yes, V8 is very fast. But, how does it perform its magic and why is it so responsive? The official docs state that “V8 is Google’s open source high-performance JavaScript and WebAssembly engine, written in C++. It is used in Chrome and Node.js, among others”.


Using MQTT on Angular Apps

When you’re building a website that needs to be updated in real-time, your first thought is probably to add WebSockets to your application. However Websockets is a low-level protocol and to use it, you’ll need to add another layer on top to manage the information you want to get. This is where MQTT is handy, as it’s a higher-level protocol that simplifies working with data streams.


Monitoring AJAX Applications

A good application monitoring solution will provide you with the visual representation of the performance, growth, and usage of your AJAX applications. These metrics, along with others, are the critical metrics that need to be checked to ensure no interruptions occurs. Monitoring your applications ensures that your application is delivering you the results it was actually designed for. Below are the few reasons to have your application monitored.


JavaScript Growing Pains: From 0 to 13,000 Dependencies

In today’s post, we’re going to demystify how the number of JavaScript dependencies grows while we’re working on a relatively simple project. Should you be worried about the number of dependencies? Keep in mind that this blog post is related to the Ride Down The JavaScript Dependency Hell blog post that was released a while back. We’ll show a “real-world” example of how a project’s dependencies can grow from zero to 13K.


Building an AngularJS application using the DreamFactory REST API backend

If you’re building an AngularJS application, you’ve landed on the right page. Now that DreamFactory 2.0 is live on Bitnami, our team has been busy building example apps to show how easy it is to use DreamFactory as your REST API backend. I’ve been working on DreamFactory’s AngularJS sample address book app and tutorial. This blog summarizes a few important things to know about getting started with the DreamFactory Angular sample app.


Morgan NPM Logger - The Beginner's Guide

In this guide, we’ll cover how you can use Morgan npm to log requests and other aspects of your web application built on Express (or any of the similarly architected frameworks around). So what can Morgan do for you? And when would you need it? As you’ll see in a second if you’re working with Express or a similar framework (such as restify) you’ll have the need to log incoming information about the requests, this framework was designed specifically for that, just keep reading.


Challenges Monitoring ReactJS Applications

ReactJS combines the speed of JavaScript with unique rendering capabilities to make applications that are highly dynamic, performance oriented, and responsive to user input. State of JS report 2018 cites performance as the major reason ReactJS has gained so much popularity in such a short time. When it comes to options for building single-page applications (SPAs), React delivers performance advantages over Angular and other JavaScript frameworks and libraries.


How one CSS-in-JS library cut 56 KB from my bundle

Like many people working within the React ecosystem, I use a CSS in JS solution for implementing styles. The two CSS-in-JS libraries I've used most in my projects are Emotion and Styled Components. They became quite popular as they let you define JSX components via an intuitive API: These libraries have a great developer experience, but they do have some performance overhead. On library size alone: As well as the additional bundle size, these libraries generate your styles at runtime.