Recently we made a post with Google Cloud and AWS comparison. But we promised to include there Microsoft Azure. While we’re still working on that you might enjoy the example of creating a serverless API using Microsoft Azure. What if you want or need to make your own API? Serverless can help create a nice one for data you’d like to expose for use. Here we’ll be able to create an API in a few button clicks, with minor modifications.
Nobody is perfect. And you too. And your code, project, commit etc. The only way to find out the how you rate what you did is the level how happy you are with it. The same thing happening with bad evaluations. Who are they, those experts who can tell you that your contribution (you have spent several months to complete) is a disaster? All the opinions are subjective. So relax and enjoy your lovely long-created ‘disaster’. And make it better next time, please. p.s. Our ‘ Syndicode Digest #67 – Imperfect aftermath’ is not perfect too! But so good!
Editing the article by Vadim Tsvid about Ruby on Rails and DataTables plug-in we again encountered our main article-design-problem – the code. Because when you try to make the code visible in your article in a relevant way, you want to take less effort and not editing every single line of it. Especially if you have up to a hundred code lines in a single tutorial! Vadim created great posts, but we know that the code could be presented better: with the color, highlights and so on. We could have been using CodePen for that, but it doesn’t support Ruby… That is why today we decided to write about 19 CodePen modern analogs! That somehow could help us with presenting our frontend and backend code in the future articles. We know that most of them neither support Ruby by now, but we have to find out as many good CodePen alternatives as we can.
In the previous part of this tutorial, we did an overview of DataTables plug-in and its main features. As you have already learned with DataTables, your static table instantly gets pagination, sorting by columns and search. After the table is initialized, all the things including the search work fast and smooth.
While we were preparing this issue we encountered a simple but vital question asked on dev.to. What are the latest trends in frontend development nowadays? Making a scope of the most popular open source projects will help us better understand what is going on in the web development world. This time we’ll do a brief analysis of the monthly most popular JS repositories. Chilling time is the best part of the summer, so to get more time for relaxation – read about, explore and use these great tools. They’ll save your time! For example, a mechanism for programmatically making web requests in the browser, diagrams and flowcharts generator, UI kit, React boilerplate, JS storage to improve the offline experience, text-based browser and many more of interesting and useful repositories!
All you know about Smashing Magazine, a great source of practical articles for web designers and developers! Here in Syndicode we often track and read what Smashing community is buzzing about. With so much happening around the web, what is important and what should you pay attention to? SmashingConf New York 2018 will explore how new web technologies, findings and emerging front-end/UX practices can make us all better designers and developers. You’d better get ready because SmashingSonf New York 2018 is coming! Save the dates for October 23-24!
Continuing the topic of software architecture and its complicity, we’d like to talk more about web development. There are many concepts a person who just started web development is not familiar with. And Syndicode is covering this gap with this post about the basic software architecture concepts for the web developer.
Some type of knowledge does go outdated. But some data and recipes, ways and tools just going to be improved and reused again and again. How to know whether your knowledge is still valid in new conditions and times? How do you understand when you can apply some old tricks for the new issues? A human brain is a real magic box without capacity limits. And sometimes there’s no need to learn something new. All you have to do is to revise what you already have. Let’s do some knowledge revision with our new Syndicode Digest #63 – Unhide revision.
It seems like in future developers will write less and less code. Modern technologies and automating tools will allow you just to pick the goal and do everything for you. We can’t say is it good or bad, but we can say that sometimes these new solutions can bring you a lot more productivity without extra efforts. Meet Layoutit tool for lazy frontenders!
Our previous JS digest was issued on June 25 but so many great repositories were explored since that time so we can’t keep them anymore. We want you to know about them too! This is the scope of the latest weekly most popular JS repositories. Catch the wave with us and stay tuned about all the newest and the coolest solutions for frontend developers! This new list of JS GitHub repositories will make your work smarter, faster and happier! Here you’ll find open source codebase to learn coding, the most popular JS utility library, storage library that improves offline experience, browser-based code editor, an online diagramming website, port of React Native to the web, self-hosted web IRC client, deep learning visualization toll and many more neat projects… Explore and enjoy!