Part 4: Adding Smaller SPAs to An Existing Application

Chris Berry JavaScript, Node.js, Single-Page Application, solidfoundationsseries, Tutorial, Vue.js Leave a Comment

In our prior segments of this series, we addressed being able to add in pages to the application and have them automatically registered with the navigation. We also discussed having Markdown content associated with different pages of the application.

In this segment, we will talk about the philosophy of using smaller single-page applications in place of large ones. We’ll discuss how to add in a single-page application to this application. And we will dive into a couple of the example single-page applications and talk about how they were built specifically….

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. 

Part 2: Navigation​ Setup with Node + Express ​

Chris Berry JavaScript, Microservices, Node.js, Single-Page Application, solidfoundationsseries, Tutorial, Vue.js 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 3: Using Node​ and Markdown​ + the Package Showdown

Chris Berry JavaScript, Node.js, Single-Page Application, solidfoundationsseries, Tutorial, Vue.js 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 2 of our Solid Foundations Learning Series, we covered quite a bit of ground surrounding the discovery of Handlebars files, creating navigation based off of those files, and the routing back to the server based on those files.

Now we’re going to dive back into the Handlebars pages and find out how we’re getting content into the pages when they’re rendered by the server.

Part 1: JavaScript Application Introduction

Chris Berry Development Technologies, JavaScript, Node.js, Single-Page Application, solidfoundationsseries, Vue.js 2 Comments

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….

Building a Node.js Service with AWS Lambda, DynamoDB, and Serverless Framework

Matthew Brown AWS, Cloud, JavaScript, Node.js, Tutorial 3 Comments

My favorite new technology as a developer is serverless computing. The convenience and cost make it a very compelling choice for running options in the cloud. Especially for proof of concepts or quick ways to prove out ideas. Using serverless computing to get up and running takes very little effort and the costs of running an application in the cloud are minimal. Serverless really empowers developers to act on ideas as quickly as possible.

In this post, I’m going to briefly touch on what serverless computing is and the pros and cons of using it. Then I will build a Node.js service to do CRUD operations using AWS Lambda, DynamoDB, and the Serverless Framework. You can view the finished product on Github.