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
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