Choosing a Front End Framework: Angular vs. Ember vs. React

angular 2.0As front end engineers, we live in exciting times. The big three of Front End Frameworks are all approaching or have had major new releases. Ember released 2.0 less than two months ago by making it a stealthily easy upgrade from its previous version. Just a couple weeks ago React released 0.14, a major step on its march to 1.0. AngularConnect, a conference in London later this week, will likely shine light on Angular 2’s timeline. Continue reading

12 Rules for Professional JavaScript in 2015

proffesional-javascriptJavaScript is hard. It moves so fast that it’s often unclear whether you’re “doing it wrong” at any given moment. Some days it feels like the bad parts outweigh the good parts. Yet there’s no point in fighting it. JavaScript is eating the world. So we might as well do it right. Continue reading

11 of the Best Responsive AngularJS Templates

responsive-featured-imageIn this age of web development, responsiveness is a key factor when designing web applications. Most AngularJS themes available online are fully responsive and work on both desktop and mobile devices. They not only look great, they look great on any device or web browser.

Today, we have compiled a list of some of the best responsive app templates that can be used for AngularJS development. Many of these are multipurpose dashboard templates that have a wide variety of uses. Continue reading

Building apps with Firebase and Angular 2

Firebase and Angular 2Firebase is a powerful platform for building mobile and web applications. Use Firebase to store and sync data instantly, authenticate users, and easily deploy your web app. In this talk, you’ll learn how you can use Firebase to add a backend to your Angular app in minutes. Sara will demonstrate how to get started with Firebase and Angular 2. At the end she’ll risk it all by live coding and deploying an app with Firebase and Angular! Continue reading

What is the difference between responsive vs. adaptive web design?

adaptive-vs-responsive-web-designRyan Boudreaux clears up some of the confusion about what is meant by responsive vs. adaptive web design. While similar in their goal, the approaches are different.

One of the hottest issues in web developer circles this year is accessibility of websites on various devices other than the standard desktop or laptop screens. While the subject is not new, it has taken on a relatively new approach with respect to how to deal with the opportunities ahead. Continue reading

Top 4 Java Web Frameworks Revealed: Real Life Usage Data of Spring MVC, Vaadin, GWT and JSF

java-frameworks-report-screenBack in May, we launched what proved to be our most popular investigation into Java developers tools and technologies: The Java Tools and Technologies Landscape for 2014. Propelled by a rush of charitable feelings, precisely 2164 JVM developers responded to the survey–each response donated 0.50 USD to Child’s Play, a charity that gives sick children game consoles to pass the time while sick. Continue reading

How to Build Responsive Banner Ads with HTML5

HTML5_Logo_512Build once, display everywhere. To build responsive banner ads using HTML5 gets more into the focus the more mobile web users surf the web on different devices. Responsive banner designs make it easy to fit on any screen or device. Learn more about HTML5, the benefits that responsive banner ads will bring to you and why everybody is heading towards mobile.
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Creating your first Angular 2 app: From authentication to calling an API

angular-js-tutorialsLearn how to create a real world angular 2 app using Pipes, Directives, Components, DI, ES6 and much more! We’ll implement from Authentication to calling an API and everything in between

TL;DR: Get the sample Angular 2 app from this Github repository. Also, check out this talk I did where I explain and live-code this same example. Continue reading