Video: web architecture & streaming GraphQL

In this video, Rob Richard (Senior Director, Front-end Engineering) discusses the @defer directive in GraphQL (starts at 36:20) and Tim Whidden (VP, Engineering) discuss 1stdibs’s front-end architecture and how to mock it in development. The talk took place in Vilnius, Lithuania on March 14th, 2019. Find links to the slides below: 1stdibs’s Front-End Architecture Streaming… post continues

Rendering Emails with Isomorphic Relay

My name’s Aaron Horton, I’m a front-end engineer at 1stdibs and I’m really excited about emails! If this sounds like a contradiction to you, you’re not wrong; developing email templates is, generally, not the most thrilling task for a front-end engineer. Email clients aren’t up-to-date with the newest rendering engines so CSS support is relegated… post continues

Backbone Models & Collections to GraphQL

The front-end engineering team at 1stdibs used Backbone extensively starting in 2012 through 2015. When React began to rise in popularity we saw the benefits of React Components over Backbone views. Pretty soon we were using React exclusively for new code, and rewriting old Backbone views in React as needed. A year later, many parts… post continues