My adventure with React + Flux: setting sails

My adventure with React + Flux: setting sails

If it's weekend, it's time for a ... ... new dev stack I've decided to give React a proper check (finally). I've seen some tutorials, watched Egghead courses about React & Flux, I've even read a brief book. What for? Isn't Angular meeting my needs anymore? There were two major factors: I can't help being annoyed with the number of changes between current state of Angular & what's planned in 2.0. I understand they are necessary & I agree that they are valuable, but I'm not that enthusiastic about manually converting all the legacy code I have in Angular 1.2/…

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Pieces of a puzzle - IT at scale today & tomorrow - part I

Pieces of a puzzle - IT at scale today & tomorrow - part I

I hate starting a blog post without a clear statement or a question to be answered. But sometimes it's just the best way - hopefully things will clear out for you during the reading. No more "free lunch" Technology is advancing like crazy since I can remember. Until quite recently, I was buying a new computer every 2-2.5 years. CPU frequencies, RAM, disk space - all of those were exponentially increasing. Cost of new hardware may have been painful, but in exchange - every next generation was clearly faster & more powerful. Sometimes the best way to…

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"Principles of Reactive Programming" - the aftermath

PoRP (https://www.coursera.org/course/reactive) is a first on-line course on Coursera I’ve participated in. It’s a follow-up to "Principles of Functional Programming in Scala" and it’s recommended to go through this one first, but I decided to head straight through PoRP and I’ve managed (but I wasn’t new neither to Scala nor to Rx, so if you are, I’d rather recommend not to jump in at the deep end). Briefly speaking - it was an awesome experience and I liked it a lot. It required…

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