Kevin Phillips

Use Lazy Values to Speed Up Your JS Apps

posted in Development on October 10, 2017 by Kevin Phillips

Defining properties with "lazy values" is a technique you can use to improve performance in Object-Oriented JavaScript. It is especially beneficial because it can improve application load time, which can greatly impact important metrics like bounce rate and revenue.
Chasen Le Hara

September 2017 DoneJS Community Update

posted in Open Source, Development, CanJS, StealJS, DoneJS on October 3, 2017 by Chasen Le Hara

Lots of notable releases, community projects, and technical content were released in the DoneJS community last month! This post outlines some of the highlights from September 2017.
Chasen Le Hara

Introducing React-View-Model — MVVM with React

posted in Open Source, Development, CanJS on September 27, 2017 by Chasen Le Hara

At Bitovi, we’ve built a few projects with React, and we like its straightforward API and using JSX for templates. Redux is common in the React community, and we know it’s not the right solution for every project.
Justin Meyer

Removing Side Effects - some juice isn't worth the squeeze

posted in Development, CanJS, stable-and-innovative on September 11, 2017 by Justin Meyer

In this article, we will: Learn about modules with side effects Understand how CanJS removed side effects in plugins See a preview of how plugins in views might work
Bianca Gandolfo

How To Use NDJSON Streams with can-connect

posted in Open Source, Development, CanJS on July 18, 2017 by Bianca Gandolfo

In our previous post, we talked about how to improve an app’s performance and user experience by incrementally updating our app’s UI as we received a stream of data from our API. Our example app was built on the Fetch API and can-ndjson-stream to get a ReadableStream of NDJSON and render the stream in our app.
Bianca Gandolfo

Faster Page Loads: How to Use NDJSON to Stream API Responses

posted in Open Source, Development, CanJS on July 12, 2017 by Bianca Gandolfo

Ever wish you could send your data as a stream so that the client can start manipulating it and rendering it as it arrives? Tired of waiting for your entire JSON object to resolve before your users see anything interesting? As you may have seen in my previous article on David Walsh Blog, this is now possible with the Fetch API! Stream responses are supported in Chrome 52 and in development in Firefox and Edge. This quick tutorial will show you how to set up a simple Express API to emit a ReadableStream of NDJSON.
Brian Moschel

How to Hire Better Developers by Learning from Used Car Markets

posted in Development on June 7, 2017 by Brian Moschel

In many ways, hiring software services is similar to buying a used car. In this article, I’ll show how you can use research on used car market economics to improve your ability to hire high quality developers.
Chasen Le Hara

Build a YouTube Playlist Editor, an Advanced Weather Report Guide, & TodoMVC with CanJS

posted in Open Source, Development, CanJS, StealJS on May 16, 2017 by Chasen Le Hara

The new Recipes section on now has three new guides: Playlist Editor, TodoMVC with StealJS, and Weather Report Guide (Advanced)!
Chasen Le Hara

Introducing DoneJS 1.0—Get Your App Done 🏁

posted in Open Source, Development on April 27, 2017 by Chasen Le Hara

Today we’re super excited to announce DoneJS 1.0, the complete and integrated solution to building high-performance, real-time web, mobile, and desktop applications. DoneJS covers every client-side feature you need to get a production-worthy application off the ground, whether you’re building a web application, a mobile app with Cordova, or a desktop app with Electron or NW.js.
Brian Moschel

How to add Real-time Data to your .NET Application

posted in Development, .NET on April 20, 2017 by Brian Moschel

Web applications have increasingly turned to real-time data to provide more dynamic and useful features - for example chat, collaborative editing, and real-time analytics. This trend is evident in the .NET world. While .NET is great, real-time .NET is even better.