Category: Development

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electron ipc system

Creating an Electron Window-to-Window Message Passing System

In Electron, it is certainly easy to create a multi-window application app in Electron, but what if you want to communicate between these windows? Well, here is where we run into some short-comings from the restrictions that comes from avoiding remote code execution in the Chrome V8 Engine, causing a lack of options for communication …

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Themes with Material UI

An additional theme being added to your app, not only adds character to your application, but can also increase accessibility to app. While the Material-UI documentation hasn’t always been clear on how to accomplish this, it’s actually an easy system to become accustom to. We’ll quickly go over how to implement themes and how to …

type checking

Type Checking: A Necessity in Dynamic Development

When first learning about type checking, it can be easily seen as an unnecessary addition to an application. When it comes to dynamic languages, type checkers prove themselves invaluable in a rapid development setting, and in a multitude of ways. Once you see the benefits, it is difficult to keep from making it a common …

electron ipc system

Fully-Featured Apps With Electron

For a few years now, Electron has been my go-to framework for developing desktop applications, and through the development process I found myself running into a few different unforeseen nuances, with developers of all kinds, sharing similar concerns when discussing why they abruptly moved away from the framework. Each of the surprises inevitably required additional …

react redux

The Beginner’s Guide to Redux: Part 3 – Refactor

Now that we have a working Redux app now, we should start looking at ways we can optimize our code, as well as take full advantage of redux. What we will cover in this last of the redux tutorial is how to take advantage of asynchronous actions, DRYing up our code, and controlling and accessing …

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The Beginner’s Guide to Redux: Part 2 – Building the Redux App

After the first part of our Beginner’s Guide to Redux, we should have a good understanding of what we want to accomplish, as well as an idea of how we want to implement it within our application. So instead of going even deeper into Redux philosophy, why not spend this part focusing on the code? …

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The Beginner’s Guide to Redux: Part 1

With many articles revolving around FP, they tend to be focused around redux being a part of the app’s foundation. With that, I would love to give any new-comers a great place to get started. In this 3 part guide, we will cover the react/redux concept, practices, and application, used when adding Redux to an …

Development Tools: iRuby

Every developer working with a dynamically-typed language will surely tell you that there are times when its best to write code out in their language’s interactive interpreters. Each one will allow you to write your code, and see immediate results removing the need to run a script with each change. Of course these are not …

Effective Bug Tracking with BugHerd

If you have ever used a bug tracker in your applications before, you probably remember an excruciating experience where you found yourself setting up a hosted tracker, and finding some way to offer it to your users. To make matters worse, you surely found yourself tasked with the dilemma of getting your users to even …

Using ssh2 within your React and Redux Application

If you ever find yourself needing SSH connectivity within your JavaScript app, you’ll find the module ssh2 to be the best choice you can find. Of course working with so many different modules, I was surprised to see this module being used in a stream-based abstract. So if you are using React and Redux, how …