Building Pieces, Assembling Applications – Using WebPack to code split, lazy load, and deliver more performant apps

Mike Labriola presented “Building Pieces, Assembling Applications” to the Chicago React meetup on September 30th, 2020. If you want to learn more about how to split apart your application and reassemble it for lazy loading, code splitting, and better performance, the recording is available on YouTube. Mike structured the presentation as a practical code walkthrough…

How to Manage Multiple Data Visualizations in a React App Using KendoReact and React Hooks

In this article, we’re going to add scaffolding for our React and Progress KendoReact application. We’ll use KendoReact’s view layout functionality to house multiple different views. Let’s pick up from where we left the application last time. Our last installment left us with this rather plain-looking series of static bar charts: Today we’re going to…

React Wednesdays – On Mental Models and How to Learn React Application Development with Obed Parlapiano

On Wednesday, September 30th, 2020, we spoke with Obed Parlapiano about his popular React blog series on Mental Models. A mental model is a concept used to reason about a system or process. Obed wrote up visual representations along with crisp descriptions of several critical parts of React application development. The recording of our broadcast,…

How to use Responsive Design to support Dual-screen Surface Duo apps on Windows and macOS

Dual-screen devices are entering the market regularly. Microsoft recently introduced the Surface Duo dual-screen device and infrastructure for software developers to support dual-screen devices in their applications. Microsoft (and many others!) works hard to implement, standardize, and document an ecosystem that takes full advantage of the dual-screen/”split-screen”/”foldable” application design. The infrastructure includes native applications on…