Sunday, December 4, 2016

React, Redux architecture notes



After some discovering of the React JS (and Redux of course) as a way to build modern web apps, I've collected some keynotes that could have helped the newbie to start off faster.

Monday, November 7, 2016

modern webapp starter packages - typescript, es6, redux etc.

Recently I've created couple of starter repositories with configured modern client-side stack. Main goal was to avoid using major frameworks (like Angular or React) built in but to have the best tooling which goes together with them. It was mostly for personal use and training skills. Hopefully it may save you some time - because, you know, cutting off boilerplate code is less efficient than starting with a small and clean project customising it for you purposes later.

es6-webpack-starter 
contains webpack powered app using Redux (with no React) and set of libraries for data handling and routing. On a UI side there's a material design library attached + LESS configured.

systemjs-typescript-simple 
Typescript (without Angular) with systemjs built application.


In addition - yet another react starter kit but not overloaded with all kinds of plugins and best practices examples. Clean and really simple to bootstrap.
https://github.com/alicoding/react-webpack-babel

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Android app development quick start

I've been diving into native Android application development with Android Studio lately. It went quite well, thanks to lots of available tutorials and large community on Stackoverflow.
As a result of last 2 weeks I've created this gist with links and code snippets for Android development that will hopefully help you to bootstrap. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Angular attack 2016 hackathon review



It was a first experience of an online hackathon for me. On the one hand with doing hackathon online you don't have that close interaction with other participants, looking at each other's screens, having fast-food-and-beer dinner together and don't feel this unity of people involved, gathered in one place to achieve something.
However, on the other hand that makes your team more flexible in time and work planning during a weekend time. It also helps to gather an order of magnitude more participants across the globe.

Please find my view on the passed Angular Attack 2016 below:

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Pipes in Angular2

Pipes are Angular 1.x filter being rethink. Pipes can be defined with special decorator @Pipe.
This entity can accept a value plus additional options parameters and return a transformed result.
By default you have available: DatePipe, UpperCasePipe, LowerCasePipe, CurrencyPipe, and PercentPipe;


Monday, May 9, 2016

Google Chrome extension development tips

1) Get manifest.json properties of running chrome extension
chrome.runtime.getManifest() 

2) Integrate live google search in google chrome extension

Sample code below, supposingly using jQuery.UI widget with <input id="googleSearch">:

$("#googleSearch").autocomplete({
   source: function(request, response) { 
    $.ajax({ url: "https://suggestqueries.google.com/complete/search?client=chrome&q=",
  dataType: "jsonp",
  data: { q: request.term },
  success: function(data) { response(data[2].splice(0, 15)); } }); },
  minLength: 1,
  select: function(event, ui) { 
   var value = ui.item.label;
   if (ui.item.label.indexOf("http://") === -1 &&      ui.item.label.indexOf("https://") === -1)
  { 
   value = "http://google.com/search?q=" + value }
   document.location = value; 
 }
});

Catchups on Angular2 and TypeScript


How to define arrays in the interface and class properties in TypeScript
How-to's on using services, router and templates in Angular2

and many more coming...