The Human Brain is a Vital Front-End Component

It was around 2011 and I was working for a small company with the ambitious goal of building the world's sexiest cloud CRM product. To build a great product, you need great technologies. Fortunately, one of my colleagues was a tech maven who tried hard to stay on top of…

Fine-Tuning AirBnB's ESLint Config

ESLint was launched in June 2013 and has rapidly become the most popular JavaScript linter. It offers a number of advantages over other linters including fine-grained, configurable rules and plugin support. This flexibility can also be a weakness, however, as you can easily get lost in the multitude of options.…

Flux: Reduce Your Side Effects

(Note: we're using "reduce" strictly in the computer science sense in this article, lest anyone be confused.) Flux is awesome but there are still numerous open questions. One of the toughest, which everyone has to face sooner or later is: where do API calls belong? I am not really sure…

Library of The Month: merge2

First a bit of administrivia: we've decided to move to a monthly pace for our periodic looks at interesting JavaScript libraries, so from now on this series will be entitled... wait for it... "Library of the Month". With that in mind, let's take a closer look this month at the…