My Reaction To React

David Pitt JavaScript, React, Technology Snapshot, Tutorial 2 Comments

We at Keyhole have been helping our clients adopt JavaScript-based single-page applications for over five years. We have been impressed with the adoption and advancement of the ever-changing JavaScript ecosystem.

Server side, headless JavaScript (Node.js) has led to good tooling and packaging options along with server side remaining available. Additionally, the new ECMA6 standard has turned JavaScript into a viable general purpose programming language, that is arguably, on the same plane as C# or Java. It certainly has a large number of available frameworks and tooling options.

React differs from the other frameworks I’ve worked with in a handful of ways. In this blog, I will show tangible examples of React’s unique features and capabilities, particularly how it handles HTML-based Components.



White Paper – Predicting the Future: Microservices and SPA

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A Discussion of Architectural Styles to Mitigate Technology Shift: Microservices and Single-Page Applications If you’re in the enterprise, it is common to wonder how long your current technology stack going to last. We encourage our clients to assume that change is going to happen, and to proactively put in place a decoupled system architecture that provides a smaller surface area of …



The Journey From Java EE to SPA

John Hoestje Java, JavaScript, Single-Page Application 2 Comments

While pulling down an existing Backbone.js project that I was helping with, I felt confident enough with JavaScript that I figured I could start cranking out JavaScript fairly quickly. What could have changed since I rolled my own AJAX framework in the mid-2000s? Sure, there have been some changes to the Ecma specification, but JavaScript is still JavaScript, right? I’m …



Keyhole Managing Partner Publishes Web Development Essentials Book

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We are pleased to announce that Keyhole Software Managing Partner David Pitt has published his latest book: Modern Web Essentials using JavaScript and HTML5. The book is available for free download from publisher InfoQ: http://www.infoq.com/minibooks/javascript-html5-essentials. Book Abstract: Single page applications allow the enterprise to provide users with rich, responsive applications through the browser. This creates extensive cost savings for the enterprise; gone is the necessity …



Partitioning SPA Resources and API Implementations in Separate WAR Components

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Single Page Applications are quickly gaining traction as a way to implement rich, robust, and mobile friendly web-based applications. Essentially, this requires a shift in application architecture where the entire application user interface is implemented using JavaScript and the server side code supplies a RESTful, JSON-based API for  server side application logic and data access. This model is shown below: …