Posts tagged: web development

Safari JSON View

2017-04-08 17:44:47 ][ Tags: web development

I have been using safari lately, for whatever reason. While going through the second rails course on coursera I came across this handy extension that pretty prints JSON in safari. JSONView I think this might be built into firefox or chrome because I have seen this before, but its super handy if you spend a lot of time looking at json in the browser.

Argument Against an SPA

2017-02-06 23:40:31 ][ Tags: web development

Gitlab released a great blog post describing some major changes to how they build their frontend. This mostly consists of using Vue and Webpack, which is a great workflow that I have been enjoying lately while hacking some various Laravel projects.

For example, the profile page could be potentially very light, and there would be no reason for that if someone is linked directly to the profile page; it should load every single piece of Javascript in our project.

Unlike pretty much every other large project, they are not currently making an SPA (single page application). Their reasoning is solid and is one of the best argument against using an SPA that I have heard yet. I think they have the right idea. The magic of javascript (with vue and webpack) coupled with the speed of "traditional" apps seems like a winning strategy.