Deploying Node.js Applications with AWS OpsWorks - part 3

This article is the last one of this series. The first artice describes how to write a small Chef recipe to deploy a Node.js application. The second article describes how to extract Chef recipe logic into Custom Resources. Now, in this third article, I will show you how to…

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Redux For Better in-App Analytics

Lean startup, the term coined by Eric Ries, affected the way we build new products and services. Essentially, it says that every business idea has to be turned to a series of testable hypotheses. Based on these hypotheses we build or introduce the changes to existing products. Those changes have…

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Higher Order Components: Theory and Practice

What I enjoy the most working with React.js is its functional approach for building UI's. Everything you see on a screen is essentially a component. Components are composed of other components, making complex interfaces possible. Higher-order components concept goes back to higher-order functions, functional programming concept, describing the function…

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Deploying Node.js Applications with AWS OpsWorks - part 2

In the last article I described how to build a simple cookbook for deploying Node.JS applications using Chef. Check it out if you want to recapitulate the steps as we will re-use them here. In this post I want to describe how to group your Chef code using Custom…

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User Research in Advance

This article is an abstract from a talk held on 12th of November at the World-Usability conference in Berlin. The last month I often asked myself, do we do enough enough to evaluate our ideas in front of "real users"? Do we talk enough to those people who are actually…

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