Use Sass with React to Build Beautiful Apps

avatar-holger_schmitz.jpg Holger Schmitz

When you are developing web applications with React, you know that writing the JavaScript code is only half of the story. The other half is implementing the design using style sheets. When your application becomes larger, using plain CSS style sheets can become tedious and unmaintainable. Sass is one of the most popular alternatives to CSS. It extends the CSS language with variables, mixins, and many other features. It also lets you divide up the...

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Semantic Versioning Sucks! Long Live Semantic Versioning

avatar-matt_raible.jpg Matt Raible

Hello, fellow developers. Have you ever been bitten by transitive dependencies changing in minor releases? I have. Semantic versioning is supposed to prevent this, and sure, semantic versioning is a great idea at its core, but when its guidance is not followed it sucks. People release minor versions without backward compatibility all-the-time. TL;DR? Semantic versioning sucks because humans get involved. In the early days, I don’t recall having much of a problem with dependencies and...

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OAuth 2.1: How Many RFCs Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb?

avatar-lee-mcgovern.jpg Lee McGovern

The OAuth working group agreed last month in Singapore (IETF 106) that work will begin to update the current OAuth 2.0 Framework to a potential version 2.1 encompassing all the latest recommendations and best practices around the specification. This is in part due to the maze of documentation that developers need to understand when getting started on the topic to choose the correct flow and implement the best security posture for their application landscape. By...

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Kotlin: A Beginner's Guide and Tutorial

avatar-jimena.png Jimena Garbarino

Kotlin is a modern, statically typed language within the JVM. Kotlin is a cross-platform, multi-purpose, free and open-source language developed by JetBrains under the Apache 2.0 license and has constructs for both Object Oriented and Functional programming styles, which can be mixed. It can be used for web development, server and client, and mobile development, using most Java IDEs. Kotlin is an awesome option for Java developers because it is concise, expressive, and safe. According...

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6 Simple but Powerful Habits for Effective Developers

avatar-quorralyne.jpg Heather Downing

What a year it has been! As I reflect on all I have learned in programming in 2019, there are a few exciting standouts that I wanted to share with you. By adjusting our thinking we can adopt better habits, therefore kind of setting up our own “action automation”. When you consider your New Year’s Resolutions as a software engineer, try a few of these suggestions out below. You might be surprised how much the...

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How to Customize Your Angular Build With Webpack

avatar-holger_schmitz.jpg Holger Schmitz

If you’re a frontend dev in the world today you’ve probably heard of (and possibly even used) webpack. The Angular build process uses webpack behind the scenes to transpile TypeScript to JavaScript, transform Sass files to CSS, and many other tasks. To understand the importance of this build tool, it helps to understand why it exists. Browsers have very limited support for JavaScript modules. In practice, any JavaScript application loaded into the browser should be...

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A Quick Guide to Integrating React and GraphQL

avatar-terje-kolderup.jpg Terje Kolderup

If your application consumes a ReST API from React, the default setup will give you ALL the data for a resource. But if you want to specify what data you need, GraphQL can help! Specifying exactly the data you want can reduce the amount of data sent over the wire, and the React applications you write can have less code filtering out useless data from data you need. There are a lot of GraphQL clients...

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What's New for Node.js in 2020

avatar-reverentgeek.jpg David Neal

In 2019, Node.js turned 10 years old, and the number of packages available on npm crossed one million. Downloads for Node.js itself continues to rise, growing 40% year over year. Another significant milestone is Node.js recently joined the OpenJS Foundation, which promises to improve project health and sustainability, as well as improve collaboration with the JavaScript community at large. As you can see, a lot has happened in a relatively short amount of time! Every...

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Deploy Your Spring Boot App the Right Way

avatar-thiago-negri.jpg Thiago Negri

Spring Boot is an awesome solution to speed up the development cycle of your app. Have an idea and want to transform it into a Spring Boot app, but don’t know the best way to deploy it? Look no further, we will help you out! There are plenty of options to deploy Spring Boot applications. In this article. we will cover three of them: Azure Amazon Web Services Self-hosted We will use a simple application...

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Three Developer Tools I'm Thankful For

avatar-quorralyne.jpg Heather Downing

What a year it has been! As I consider what this holiday season means to me, I am reminded of how insanely fortunate I am to be part of Okta. Before I go any further, I absolutely must give a shout-out to my fantastic teammates Randall, Lee, Aaron, Micah, Matt, Brian and David along with our fabulous supporting crew Brent, Lindsay, Krishna and Alyssa. Surrounding yourself with high caliber people makes all the difference in...

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