Testing the re-frame Clojure frontend framework

Posted on 2022-01-16 in Programmation • Tagged with JavaScript, Clojure

I wanted to test re-frame a Clojure framework for building user interfaces. It is built on top of Reagent a Clojure library to interface with React in ClojureScript. The main goal of this framework is to help you manage the state of your application. To do that, you need to …


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Testing the Svelte JS framework

Posted on 2022-01-03 in Programmation • Tagged with JavaScript

After hearing good things about the Svelte JS framework, I decided to give it a try. To test it, I did something very original: the classic TODO app. You can see a picture of the end result on the screenshot below.

The styled app

Here are my impressions after this tests:

  • Despite using …

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Generate PDF from React components

Posted on 2021-09-26 in Programmation • Tagged with JavaScript, React, Chrome, Puppeteer

How do you generate a PDF from any React components? I am not talking about just allowing your users to print a page into a PDF with their browser, I am talking about transforming a page as PDF programmatically and saving it server side. The idea is for our user …


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Make JS code communicate with a ServiceWorker

Posted on 2020-08-18 in Programmation • Tagged with JavaScript, Web, ServiceWorker

If you need to send data from your JS code to your ServiceWorker, you can do it like this:

navigator.serviceWorker.register("./sw.js").then(registration => {
    registration.active.postMessage("Some message");
});

You can then rely on this code in the ServiceWorker to read the message:

self.addEventListener("message", event => {
    console …

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Aurelia Store and Immer

Posted on 2020-08-09 in Aurelia • Tagged with JavaScript, TypeScript, Aurelia, RxJS

I spoke last year of Aurelia store in this article At the time, it wasn't possible to combine Aurelia Store and Immer. The root cause of the issue was fixed in the latest version of Immer (7.0), so we can now combine both.

Let's study how to do this …


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Switching from Aurelia CLI to Webpack

Posted on 2020-07-04 in Aurelia • Tagged with JavaScript, Aurelia, Webpack

Recently I decided to change the build system I use on my main Aurelia project. I changed in April 2016 from JSPM to Webpack (JSPM was really not awesome at the time, I can't say for now), again in August 2016 from Webpack to the CLI and now I am …


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Should you build a SPA?

Posted on 2020-06-15 in Programmation • Tagged with JavaScript, Web, Django

This article is an update to a previous article why you want to build a SPA which I think was laking some nuance and precision. Reading this article is not required to read this one. I'm writing this update because SPAs are very popular and I recently though more about …


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JavaScript fatigue

Posted on 2020-05-31 in Programmation • Tagged with JavaScript

Today, I'd like to dig into something that has been bothering me lately: why I often feel tired of JavaScript (and even sometimes programming in general). I'm not alone in this, there's even a name for this JavaScript fatigue. Here I'll give my personal thoughts on this (and probably rant …


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PWAs and Django

Posted on 2020-02-29 in Programmation • Tagged with Python, Django, PWA, JavaScript

In this article, I'll guide you to create a PWA with the Django framework. All the code for this project is available under my gitlab account. You will find in each sections links to the relevant commits to help you follow. If something is not clear or if you have …


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Why you probably want to make a SPA

Posted on 2020-01-12 in Programmation • Tagged with JavaScript, Web, Django

Important

I created an updated version of this article in should you build a SPA which provides a more complete and balanced view on this subject. Please read it instead of this current article.

I am currently working professionally on a website that is not a SPA. I'd like to …


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