Be mindful of React and re-rendering

At 1stdibs, we’ve been migrating our Backbone-heavy front-end to React for several months. Different parts of our platform are being ported at different times, this leads to some teams being newer to React than others. Largely, we’ve been happy with how React has been performing on our high-traffic production site. Then, a doozy of a… post continues

Some Words Regarding Client-side Testing And Code Quality

Testing and code quality is, perhaps, not the most exciting topic to address when writing about JavaScript and client-side programming, but, it’s important. Whether you’re working in a large team, or by yourself, if you don’t test and write maintainable code, you will ship bugs. All good programmers strive to write high-quality and bug-free code.… post continues

From Apache/PHP to Node.js & Express

If you’re part of an engineering team that is currently using PHP and thinking of moving to Node.js, this post is for you. We won’t go into the nitty-gritty of porting PHP to Node.js and there will be no basics of Node.js. We will cover our decision-making; a description of where we started; higher-level considerations… post continues