React

Lumpen Radio

React Native iOS app for WLPN-LP 105.5 Chicago.
git.habd.as/comfusion/lumpen-radio

React / Flux / Babel / Webpack / Firebase

iOS app built using React Native in 2015. One of the first RN apps in the App Store. Selected for the React Native Showcase. Includes full slide deck and O'Reilly webcast covering app construction.

Awesome React Components

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Hand-picked components and libraries to help you build your next hot app.

One of the best parts of building with React is discovering new and awesome open source components to use. Rather than throwing the kitchen sink at you, here’s a short list of React components and libraries I feel are truly awesome.

Awesome React Boilerplates

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Awesome React starter kits to kick your app development into high gear.

Not interested in reinventing the wheel? Neither am I. Here’s a short list of awesome boilerplates – sometimes called starter kits or seeds – for getting your React applications off the ground in a hurry.

These boilerplates weren’t taken from any list, however awesome it might be. Rather, they’ve gained enough mindshare to find me outside The Stream.

So without further ado…

Telltale Signs Your React App Isn't SEO Friendly

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Is Your React App Invisible to Google? Here's how to find out.

As you may or may not be aware NPM and React have caused a Cambrian explosion in the number of Awesome React Boilerplates out there. But did you know many of those boilerplates and the web apps that build upon them aren’t SEO friendly, and possibly even invisible to Google? Sites experiencing SEO issues are more likely to be buried deeper in Search results and unlikely to see the Organic traffic they’d otherwise enjoy sans marketing efforts.

In this post we’ll explore some of the telltale signs your React app isn’t SEO friendly and what you can do about it.

Reflecting on React Native development

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Tips to help you get your app delivered to production faster.

I’d originally planned to make this a tutorial on how to build a React Native app. But to give it justice I'm doing a Webcast. Instead, what I’ll share with you here are some of my top takeaways from building my first iOS app with React Native. These are coming from the viewpoint of an experienced Web developer building a native app for the first time. Things I wish I’d known earlier kinda stuff. So without further ado…

Analyze Page Views with Redux

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If you’re looking to measure page view events in your Redux app – even if you’re not using the de facto community routers – I found an approach which can be modified to emit analytics events to a number of different providers with relative ease using a single middleware integration.

When Fast Isn't Fast Anymore

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Websites that load in 200ms using open source tools.

Back in , while I was seated at a developer conference absorbing as Paul Irish was teaching us about the Foamy Rules of Rabid Tools, I also learned about building single-page apps with Backbone.js. BrowserSync wasn’t a thing yet, and most engineers I knew had never even heard of CoffeeScript and SublimeText. And hardly anyone I knew at the time in Chicago was using GitHub.

Fast-forward three years and my how things have changed…

React Resources

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React’s been getting pretty hot lately. So hot even Yehuda Katz is looking for a good tutorial. And while I’m not a big fan of huge resource lists (and this one definitely fits that bill), ~7K stargazers can’t be wrong.