Pixies, part 4: A Bit of React

ES6 ES6(ECMAScript 6) is the latest standard of the Javascript language. It has much cleaned, modernized syntax. It is less confusing from the people coming from other environments and, generally, a pleasure to work with. There is on problem though If you write your app with ES6, there is no guarantee that it will work on all (especially old) browsers. The community came up with Babel, a javascript “compiler” which takes modern Javascript, like ES6 and produces the classical javascript which should be consumed by all, even old browser. [Read More]

Pixies, part 1: Just Enough Webpack

What is this Webpack thing, anyway? Your typical front-end project is made of a bunch of html, css and javascript files. Also, your javascript code undoubtedly calls into various third party libraries to accomplish its purpose, these, in turn, have their own dependencies and so on. You provide necessary <script> links in your html files, carefully making sure that these are included in the right order, so the dependencies are satisfied. [Read More]