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
React Router is a very popular library for handling URL routing in react applications. There has been a lot of controversy recently following the announcement of version 4. For some of our apps at 1stdibs.com, we’ve been following a much different approach to URL routing. In a Redux application, the store is the single source… post continues
1stdibs’s infrastructure has changed dramatically over the site’s 15-year existence. While visiting the Lithuanian team, CTO Ross Paul discusses the motivations for the evolution from a monolithic webapp to a cloud-based SOA. Infrastructure Evolution from 1stdibs Engineering on Vimeo.
It’s not news how popular React has become over the past few years. Many developers have praised such benefits as the speed that comes from the virtual DOM, the ease of developing an app as a set of reusable components and one-way data flow. What hasn’t been as clear-cut is which frameworks people have chosen… post continues
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