Part 2: Navigation​ Setup with Node + Express ​

Chris Berry JavaScript, Microservices, Node, Single-Page Application, Tutorial, Vue Leave a Comment

This is an in-depth learning series focused on a specific application: a JavaScript-based suite of single-page applications optimized for use in a microservice environment. We focus on telling the story of “why” and “how” it was built.

In part one, we reviewed how the base application was created by using the Express Generator command line tool. We also reviewed the folder layout, look and feel, and an overview of what each section of the application does. In this post, we’re going to dive in a little deeper to the application and explain the why and how of the navigation setup for this application….

Part 1: JavaScript Application Introduction

Chris Berry JavaScript, Node, Single-Page Application, Technology Snapshot, Vue Leave a Comment

Part of the Solid Foundations Learning Series
This is the introductory post to an in-depth series of articles that will tell the story of why and how a specific web application was built. In a nutshell, it is a JavaScript-based suite of single-page applications optimized for use in a microservice environment.

In this post, we will set the stage for the series and introduce the overall design and structure of this application. In future posts of this series, there will be technical discussions about certain parts of the application and there will be theory discussions for other aspects of the application.

The web application we will be talking about started its life as a simple NodeJS and Express application….

Responsive Design

Approaching Responsive Design

Vince Pendergrass CSS & HTML, Design, Mobile, Problem Solving, Technology Snapshot Leave a Comment

Coming from a Java back-end background and given the privilege to dive into the front-end space, I was finally able see what it was like to make a web application responsive. Although there are plenty of other benefits to responsive design, a main benefit is that there is now no need to create an application for every device out there. The use …

Becoming a Better Full-Stack Developer: Switching from Back to Front

Chris Shatrov BackboneJS, HTML5, JavaScript, Technology Snapshot 3 Comments

After getting my degree, I was hired as a back-end developer at one of the largest corporations in Kansas City. I was able to gain good experience working for this company. However, after a certain time, it started to feel like I worked as a factory conveyor, doing redundant tasks without the possibility to expand my knowledgebase. The longer I …

Boilerplate Template for Node.js and Backbone Using Gulp and Browserify

Justin Graber BackboneJS, JavaScript, Node, Technology Snapshot Leave a Comment

I’ve been working with Node.js and Backbone for a little over a year now and recently started a new side project in my spare time. Every time I start a project from the ground up, I have to sit down and think about things I probably haven’t in a while. For example, what’s the best way to organize my code, …